Skin (Psoriasis)


This section details the rights for psoriasis patients:


Maximum stay period – 30 days per year.


Contribution for each day in a hotel – Up to 207 NIS per day, or as updated from time to time and in any event, no more than 70% of the actual expense.


Apartment rental – Someone who is insured and is not interested in staying in a hotel is eligible for a health plan contribution towards an apartment rental according to the conditions detailed above (207 NIS per day and not more than 30 days per year).


Chaperone for a minor – An insured psoriasis patient below the age of 18 is entitled, in addition to that which is listed above, to health plan contribution funding of the escort, at a rate of 50% of that which was determined for the patient.


Entrance to solarium pools – For entrance to solarium complexes, the insured patient is entitled to a reimbursement of 80% of the expense and up to 44 NIS for entrance fees with a maximum of 30 entrances per year.


UVB/UVA Phototherapy or PUVA Photochemotherapy

An insured psoriasis patient is entitled to undergo PUVA treatments in an approved health plan institution for 4 months per year with a dermatologist recommendation. Health plan contribution towards treatment is for a stay at the Dead Sea or PUVA treatments. Patients are not entitled to receive both types of treatment in the same calendar year. Use is given to insured patients suffering severely and extensively from one of the following diseases:

  • Psoriasis
  • Mycosis
  • Fungoides (cutaneous lymphoma)
  • Dermatitis
  • Severe atypical – extensive pruritus, ancillary to a liver or biliary tract disease
  • Anti-host implant reaction
  • Vitiligo patients – Eligibility for maximum one time coverage of 40 treatments.

Additional details may be clarified in Ynet's Psoriasis Forum  (Hebrew).  







Translated by The Shira Pransky Project