Should Students With a Pre-Existing Health Condition Come to Israel?


Sending students with a pre-existing health condition to Israel for a gap-year program is difficult for many parents.   The young adult population can experience many varied health conditions.  Some of the more common ailments are:

    • Severe Allergies

    • Autoimmune conditions 

    • Type 1 Diabetes 

    • Depression 

    • Crohn’s Disease 

    • Anxiety 

    • Asthma 

    • Eating Disorders 

    • Physical disabilities 


It’s not easy to send your child thousands of miles away, knowing his/her illness could experience a flare-up. 

A student with allergies could go into anaphylactic shock. Your child with a gastrointestinal disorder or diabetes needs to be sure he/she is receiving the proper treatment in a foreign country.  Mental health issues are maybe even more complicated.  Will your child become even more depressed or anxious when away from home?

“To send or not to send? That is the question”.  Parents spend time researching for months, hoping to find the right medical resources for their child.   Parents are confused and overwhelmed by the Israeli healthcare system, and then as they become more knowledgeable, they need to make this serious decision. Will your child be well taken care of in Israel?  Will your child be able to receive the treatment he/she needs to stay healthy?

The answer is YES.  Yes, you can send your child with a pre-existing health condition to Israel. EMA Care has helped students with many different health conditions fulfill their dream of studying in Israel.  With EMA Care’s assistance, there is no reason for your child to miss out on the significant, life-changing experience of studying in Israel.

EMA Care wants you to know you are not alone!!  EMA Care is here to assess all of your child’s needs, health situation, treatments, and medication.  EMA Care works to assure you that we will care for your child, plan for your child, and help your child, just like a parent!  Whether your child needs allergy-free baked goods, arranging medical appointments, getting appropriate medication, attending medical appointments or emergencies, or organizing medical equipment - EMA Care is here for your child's needs.

EMA Care provides medical concierge, case management, and patient advocacy services to tourists, students, and Israel residents. You can contact usat  Schedule your free consultation today.

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