All IDC students are required to have comprehensive health insurance coverage throughout the period of their studies. Israeli residents, including new immigrants, receive national health insurance for a low monthly fee in accordance with the country’s health insurance legislation. International students who are not covered by Israel’s national health insurance (bituach leumi) should purchase their own health insurance policy to cover their medical needs while in Israel, or purchase the UMS HAREL YEDIDIM insurance policy for international students, offered by IDC. 

Our special arrangement with HAREL YEDIDIM insurance company provides comprehensive health coverage for $990 US* per academic year, which will be charged at the beginning of each year.

In order to have continuous coverage the policy is automatically renewed from one academic year to the next, until the scheduled end of the program, unless the student notifies the school in writing that he/she wishes to cancel.

*Rates are subject to change according to insurance company rate fluctuations.


If you are interested in obtaining this health insurance, please make a note of it in the Candidate Information Station online upon your acceptance, or follow the instructions below.

How to Apply

In order to apply for health insurance through IDC, please fill out this form ASAP and return to us by email to

In order to avoid technical errors:

1. First, save the "Health Insurance Application Form" on your computer 

2. Fill it out properly (printed signature is ok, address in Israel or in your home country is ok)

3. Save again and email 


Attention: Due to current situation, start date of the policy for new incoming students for 2020-2021 will be September 14th (instead of October 14th). 

Payment for the Health Insurance will be added to the November tuition payments.


If you are taking prescribed medication, it is advisable to bring an adequate supply for the duration of your stay in Israel. If that is not possible, you should bring a doctor’s prescription (clearly typed in English) for the medicine that you are using, or a prescription of a generic medication that is suitable for your condition. If your medication is sent to you through the mail, you will be required to present a copy of the prescription to the Israel Customs Office before it can be released.


New Immigrants and Israeli Citizens

All Israeli citizens who are registered for Bituach Leumi (National Insurance), including new immigrants (olim chadashim) are entitled to receive National Health Insurance for a low monthly fee.
New immigrants who are not working are entitled to twelve months of free health insurance under the national insurance legislation (Bituach Leumi).


IDC cannot cover medical costs or take responsibility for students who do not have health insurance.

*Harel Yedidim insurance company also offers various plans for home insurance, including laptop & other valuables, and third party liability insurance. For details and registration:, +972-3-6386216