Leumit Health Services was established in 1933, before the establishment of the State of Israel. The same pioneers who held the vision of creating a Jewish state are those who helped create our health fund, all in the kitchen of one physician, Dr. Vinshal.
This kitchen was to become first clinic belonging to Leumit, and in it these same pioneers sat and laid down their vision. They, led by the Leumit’s first manager, Mr. Melamedowitz, determined that Leumit's doors would be open to everyone, regardless of income, age or history of prior illness. They demanded that the members would be treated as acquaintances and not as numbers.
Although Leumit has grown, it continues to pursue its original path: the doors are open to all residents of Israel, including new immigrants, city, kibbutz and settlement dwellers, the religious and ultra-religious, minority groups and secular Israelis.
Our guiding motto, “Taking care of your future health today,” indicates our commitment to preventative health care as an integral part of our community service.
The emphasis we put on health care excellence, service availability and extensive geographical coverage is all guided by our Director, Mr. Nissim Alon.
Among all other Health Care Funds in Israel, Leumit was given the top award for service by The Marker, Israel's foremost business newspaper.
About Leumit Health Services
- Our medical services have the highest standards available and include: primary care with pediatricians, family physicians and nurses; the widest range of medical specialists; the most up-to-date medical equipment.
- Service is Leumit's Highest Priority - Leumit Health Services has set quality of service as our highest priority and made a revolution in medical service in Israel. With this goal in mind, Leumit has set up an entire administrative branch dedicated to the improvement of customer service via quarterly assessment and analysis of customer satisfaction surveys and institution of changes based on those surveys.
- Medical Professionalism - Leumit hires only the best physicians in Israel. In our clinics we have specialists with extensive experience in every field of medicine. These outstanding doctors undergo continuing medical education and instruction. Leumit integrates into its clinics physicians who have positions in the preeminent hospitals in Israel. This elevates the level of care and service.
- Personal touch - Smaller staff to patient ratio means more personalized level of service!
- Availability - Extensive physician availability and relatively shorter waiting times.
- The Patient's Right to Choose - Only at Leumit is there the true ability to choose the hospital , specialist, or surgeon that YOU want (via Leumit Gold).
Only through Leumit can YOU choose your own physician. Leumit stipulates that any specialist with more than five years' experience in their respective field qualifies for reimbursement, whereas in the other kupot, you are bound to a limited selection of specialists to choose from. In addition Leumit members can choose of the best surgeons in Israel (even if they do not have an agreement with Leumit) with significant discounts.
Leumit in numbers:
Leumit Health Services is a leading health care provider in Israel, with:
- Over 720,000 members that receive services
- Over 320 medical centers throughout all of Israel
- Over 150 pharmacies in the medical centers- the 3rd largest pharmacutical chain in Israel
- Over 2,000 specialists
- The most advanced laboratory in Israel analyzing over 1,000,000 tests per month
- Leumit celebrated 80 this year!
- Call center service-7 days a week