Are you traveling to Israel? Planning a year of study?
Traveling on business? Does a medical problem or physical
handicap prevent you from planning this trip? The Traveler's
Health Hotline applies to you.
Moshe Toiv, executive director of Ezer Mizion's North
American office, explains, "We hope you never need our
service, but by taking our hotline number with you, you will
enjoy the security of knowing we are just a phone call away.
Ezer Mizion covers all aspects of the medical system in
Israel for you. Our multilingual staff and volunteers are
ready to guide you through Israel's complex health system,
and even to personally accompany you, if necessary."
Ezer Mizion, one of the most respected medical aid chessed
organizations in Israel for the past 19 years, offers
most of its services free of charge throughout the country.
Vital health information -- doctor referrals, ambulance
transport, medical and physiotherapeutic equipment loans,
access to Ezer Mizion's blood and bone marrow databank -- all
will be invaluable to visitors to Israel who may need
"When you prepare your list of important numbers, be sure to
top it with the Traveler's Hotline. Make it easily accessible
should you chas vesholom be in need," adds Toiv.
From its inception, we've merited to help callers in varied
ways. After 40 years of not seeing her sister in Beer Sheva,
a woman arrived in Israel for a reunion. She broke her hip
and was stranded in a Jerusalem hospital. One call to Ezer
Mizion, set her up with excellent doctors, sent volunteers to
keep her company and provided ambulatory transport for
A woman with MS felt confident enough to travel after we
prepared the way for her. Many handicapped people were
treated to a visit at the Kotel. And we've provided dentists,
emergency, even in middle of the night!
Ezer Mizion's Jerusalem-based hotline telephone number is
(02) 500-2111. (Overseas callers should dial 011-972-2-500-
2111.) The 24 hour Traveler's Health Hotline is yet another
example of Ezer Mizion's continuous efforts to arrange vital
medical and health services free of charge. (This is a
referral service only and does not cover medical fees, which
must be paid separately.) It is a lifeline to those in
The hotline was born out of Ezer Mizion's dedication to find
more and more ways to lighten the burden of people in crisis.
Meals on Wheels, summer camps for mentally and physically
challenged children and those with cancer, and year-round
afternoon day-care centers for special children are but a few
of the other services offered by this caring umbrella
The scope of Ezer Mizion's programs allows it to assist the
traveler faced with medical challenge. The invaluable
Travelers Health Hotline will provide peace of mind to all
those visiting Eretz Yisroel. Travelers don't leave home
without this number: (02) 500-2111.