1. If my child has Israeli health insurance, why does he need EMA Care services?
Insurance companies help pay for health services, but do not provide health education, advocacy, translation, and parental communication services. These needs are essential for the safety, health, and well-being of students in Israel. Fulfilling these needs can alleviate much of the stress and anxiety experienced by students in Israel. Also, while programs do their best to care for their participants, there are no healthcare professionals on staff. When an EMA Care professional comes to the ER, her goal is for the patient to receive optimal care and medical resources.
2. How does EMA Care help students with pre-existing conditions?
EMA Care helps students with pre-existing medical conditions stay in Israel. Israeli health insurance will not cover pre-existing conditions. EMA Care helps arrange the least expensive treatment. EMA Care coordinates all appointments and follows up with the students, assuring the student of the best treatment available in Israel. We have helped long term tourists with illnesses such as Crohns, autoimmune diseases, mental illnesses, and food allergy management.
3. Why does a person with food allergies need assistance?
There is much less awareness of food allergies in Israel. People who suffer from nut and sesame allergies will find it particularly difficult, especially in dining rooms when groups are being served the same foods. EMA Care’s customized laminated food allergy cards, in Hebrew, help prevent potentially dangerous allergens being served to the student.