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). EMA Care is happy to give you in 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.
2-inch width - appropriate for wrist; 3-inch width - appropriate for larger wrist or ankle; 4-inch width - appropriate for knee (consider your child’s sports preferences when purchasing)
The COVID supplies are intended to help student when traveling and to manage for the first few weeks until they are able to 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 2021. 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.
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