It's probably safe to say that the Gap year packing list your child received did not include a medical 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!
Medical supplies are only available in pharmacies (not in supermarkets) and come in smaller amounts for more money. There are no 24/7 pharmacies. Prescription medication is cheaper in Israel than in the US because of government subsidies (but little is cheaper than the average co-payment). EMA Care is happy to give you the information you need to help save money and ensure 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.
Happy Packing!General List
The COVID supplies are intended to help students when traveling and manage for the first few weeks until they can purchase more supplies locally. You do not need to bring a year's worth of personal protection equipment.
Remember to check all expiration dates on medications to make sure they expire after June 2020. 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, click here.
EMA Care wishes all the young people preparing for their gap year in Israel, a safe, healthy year.
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Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!