Medical Checklist for Gap Year Students
It's probably safe to say that the Gap year packing list your child received did not include a medical supplies checklist. There are many reasons to give your kids some medical supplies and medicines before they leave. First of all, many over-the-counter medications in the US are available by prescription only in Israel and getting medication in Israel can take a long time!
Medical supplies are only available in pharmacies (not in supermarkets) and come in smaller amounts for more money. There are no 24/7 pharmacies in Israel. Prescription medication is cheaper in Israel than in the US because of government subsidies (but little is cheaper than the average co-payment), but over-the-counter medications are much pricier in Israel. EMA Care is happy to give you the information you need to help save money and assure a healthier year!
The following gap year medical supplies checklist includes items that are available in Israel but are more expensive. We have included items for a first aid kit, basic medication, and prevention items.With ALL medication – make sure to label how the medication needs to be taken – some gap year students take medications incorrectly which causes problems.
Available in Israel (but more expensive):
Remember to check all expiration dates on medications to make sure they expire after June. Please write down clear instructions for your children on how to safely take the medications they have. We cannot tell you how many times students misuse over-the-counter medications out of ignorance - but to their detriment. To see more about medications in Israel.
Ps- Do not send your child with 500 tablets of each medication – they don't have room for it!
EMA Care wishes all the young people preparing for their gap year in Israel, a safe, healthy year.
Contact EMA Care for more information on how we can help your child have a healthier, safer year in Israel!
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