What would you like to search for?

What would you like to search for?


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 Israeli Medical Insurance:​

Students have used the following Israeli Health Insurance Providers:

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

To purchase a Harel-Yedidim health insurance policy through BGU please contact:

Harel-Yedidim offers 2 levels of medical insurance: "Prestige" and "UMS". For details on each one of them and their differences click here:

Policy Premiums for UMS / Prestige

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

  • UMS Coverage (updated as of December 2023):
    • Insurance premiums (per insured) up to age 65: 11.26 shekels per day (4110.16 shekels per year)
  • Prestige Coverage (updated as of October 2023):
    • Insurance premiums (per insured) up to age 65: 13.14 shekels per day (4795.2 shekels per year) ​

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: 

Health Insurance for B1 Visa Holders:

​According to Israeli Law, holders of B1 visas have to purchase a specific Health Insurance Policy, please contact the Welcome Center for further instructions.

​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" policy.

First Class Travel Policy
Payment Form 

For payment by bank transfer, please contact us at the Welcome Center.

Contact Details

The Welcome Center (Be'er-Sheva campus): Here4u@bgu.ac.il​

Sde Boker Campus: noanevo@bgu.ac.il

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