​​Health Insurance Procedures​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every guest, visitor, professor, or student, as well as accompanying family members and dependents, associated with BGU must be covered by a comprehensive health insurance policy provided by an Israeli provider, for the period of their stay in Israel. 

Please note: Having health insurance is mandatory in order to apply for a visa!​

Your insurance must cover the following areas:

  1. All medical emergencies
  2. Hospitalization
  3. Medical flight evacuation back to your home country
  4. Transportation of mortal remains
  5. All medical care provided to you in connection with COVID-19​
  6. Specific programs may have additional requirements​

How to obtain Medical Insurance:​

Students have used the following Israeli Health Insurance Providers:

Maccabi    
Harel-Yedidim Insurance Agency's website (forms below)
*Please note that there are additional Israeli providers of health insurance. 


In order to purchase Harel-Yedidim health insurance through BGU please contact:

Be'er-Sheva campus: vhi@bgu.ac.il

Sde Boker campus: noanevo@bgu.ac.il

Health Insurance Registration Procedures.pdf

Harel-Yedidim offers two kinds of medical insurance: "Prestige" and "UMS". For details on each one of them and their differences click here:

 Outline Of The Policies - UMS Prestige.pdf.​

Prices of health insurance are established by Harel-Yedidim. See details of the pricing for each level of coverage:

Premiums UMS (updated as of September 2022)

Premiums Prestige (updated as of September 2022)​

Relevant forms for obtaining medical insurance through Harel-Yedidim:

Forms for obtaining health insurance under the "UMS" Policy:​​

Forms for obtaining health insurance under the "Prestige" Policy: 

​For private payment via credit card fill-in this form (PDF Format)
For private payment through bank authorization fill-in this form (PDF Format)

For payment by bank transfer, please contact us at vhi@bgu.ac.il​


Health Insurance for B1 Visa Holders: 

​According to Israeli Law, holders of B1 visas have to purchase a specific Health Insurance Policy, please contact our office for further instructions vhi@bgu.ac.il.       ​

​For Travel Insurance:

Israeli Health Insurance covers you only in Israel.
To be covered while abroad (outside of Israel) you must purchase travel insurance.

Harel-Yedidim Medical Policy Insurance (for visitors and students) is valid only in Israel. People covered by Harel-Yedidim who wish to travel outside Israel will need to purchase a "Travel abroad".

First Class Travel Policy
Premiums
Payment Form

For payment by bank transfer, please contact us at vhi@bgu.ac.il (Be'er-Sheva campus) or noanevo@bgu.ac.il (Sde-Boker campus).


Emergency Contacts at Harel-Yedidim:  

Harel Yedidim: 03-6386216

Amos Gilboa: 09-7441622

24/7 052-3250975 

E-mail: y_health@yedidim.co.il

Einat Cohen-Gilboa: 054-5297775

E-mail: Einat@yedidim.co.il