Healthcare in Tel Aviv

How to find a General Practitioner, doctor, physician in Tel Aviv

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Medical care in Israel is equivalent in quality to that in the West. For minor illnesses, go to a pharmacy.

Israeli law requires that at least one pharmacy in a neighbourhood be open or on call at all times.

Pharmacists offer medical advice as well as medication; most speak English. In more serious situations, see a doctor.

Almost all Israeli doctors speak nearly fluent English.

Medical care in Israel is generally more available and of higher quality than in the Palestinian territories.

Update 4/07/2008


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