The Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health funds 75% of the fixed price for a device, divided into two groups:
Devices for which a maximum amount has been set, being less than the full price of the device.
Devices for which three price quotes are examined, with the price set according to the lowest quote.
Repair of devices: The Ministry of Health, through the local health offices, participates solely in the cost of repairing motorized mobility devices and in the cost of repairing walking devices and prosthetic limbs, at a rate of 90%.
The citizen participates at 25% of the amount set by the Ministry of Health.
A citizen who has difficulty in financing his part of the purchase can apply to the social worker at the health office, who is authorized to reduce the amount of the copayment.
Prior to the purchase, it is important to consult with the responsible official in the health office.
Procedure for receiving the funding – The following documents should be attached to the application:
Medical report signed by a doctor.
Letter of recommendation of a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist from the insuring health fund.
Children's special education institutions should also attach the recommendation of a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
Functional nursing care report signed by a nurse and social welfare report signed by a social worker.
Additional documents will be requested, where necessary.
Note: It is recommended that individuals consult with the district health office before starting the process of purchasing an item.
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