Dealing with a serious illness is accompanied by many difficulties and every ray of light can give patients hope and strength to deal with the situation. Often this ray of light is a medicine that may improve the patient's quality of life. But the hope is shattered when the patients find out the prices of the medicines, prices which can reach tens of thousands of shekels a month.
The Department of Expensive Medicines of Haverim L'Refuah operates with the aim of giving patients their ray of light and hope for recovery and life.
How can the department staff assist in obtaining an expensive medicine?
Firstly, the department staff receives and examines the patient's application and explores options to help. The request reaches the Legal Department, where our volunteer lawyers examine the patient's rights. They work to obtain initial approval of the medicine from the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and insurance companies and also proceed with the HMO's Exceptions Committee until permanent approval of the drug is obtained for the patient.
At the same time, the Expensive Medicines Department works to obtain the drugs from surplus medicine in the community and examines the possibility of receiving the medicine directly from the pharmaceutical companies.
In addition, the patient can open a Save a Life crowdfund to finance the medicine. Our platform for raising donations makes it possible to raise funds to finance medical treatment, free of charge. Every donation is tax deductible in Israel.
The team of the Department of Expensive Medicines works with the goal that no one is left without medicine and with the belief that everyone deserves the right to medicine.
If you need an expensive medicine, please fill out the form below and a team representative will get back to you.
Do not hesitate to contact us. We see it as our mission to help you.