Traveling with kids is never uneventful. Here is a Mother’s Guide to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies in the Jerusalem area. We hope that you won’t need to use the following information but in case you do, you’ll be prepared.
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This clinic is in the Wolfson Towers in Rechavia. The clinic is staffed by Family Doctors who are all english speakers and trained in the US, Israel, South Africa and England. They have a lab on site and the ability to see a doctor or a nurse. Call for an appointment. A private consultation is 450 NIS. There is a large free parking lot in the building.
Address: 9 Diskin St. 3rd Flr, 02-561-0297
Terem is a wonderful alternative to the hospital emergency room. For non critical medical issues, terem doctors are on staff throughout the night. All Terem facilities have lab and xray facilities and the wait will be alot shorter than the hospital. They are efficient and reliable.
Address: 1-599-520-520 Terem has offices in Romema (open 24 hrs), Tayelet(12pm-12am) and includes a breastfeeding clinic, and Katamon.
Dr. Gribetz is an American born Pediatrician who works in the German Colony. He is usually away for the summer but they can give you a referral to another doctor when he is away. Private consultation is 300 NIS.
Address: 43 Emek Refaim Entrance #2 2nd flr, 02-561-2480
Dr. Goldenhershis a US trained Dermatologist with offices in GivatSaul. His office also performs laser hair removal under his guidance. Call for an appointment because his schedule is usually very full. There is a paid parking lot in his building. 500 NIS per private consultation
Address: Rechov Kanfei Nesharim, Beit Hateumim Building 2nd flr 02-652-2238
When you walk into Dr Greenspan’s office you will know you are in good hands. He has the most up to date equipment and a very warm and friendly staff.
Address: Malcha Technology Park, 5th Flr in the Tower 02-679-8040
Dr Alexander King, Family Practice Doctor for Maccabi
Dr. King is an English speaking doctor trained in the UK. He works at the Macabbi Clinic in town and specializes in Family Medicine. Maccabi has a unique plan called a Passport Holders Program allowing tourists who stay for more than 6 months to receive Macabbi Health Services. For details and office hours please visit his site.
Address: 24 Strauss St 1-700-50-53-53
If the situation is more urgent then the following is a list of the local hospitals. Sharei Tzedek 02-655-5111, Hadassah Ein Kerem 02-677-7111, Hadassah Har Tzofim 02-584-4111, Bikur Cholim 02-670-1111.
Israeli pharmacies are one of the reasons that I love my aliyah. Pharmacists are highly trained and can often recommend medicines for you or your child without you having to visit a doctor. This comes in handy when you are in Jerusalem on vacation. The following is a list of my favorite pharmacies and ones that are open till late.
This is a large chain of pharmacies in very useful locations. The Nayot branch (Rechov Burla 5) 077-888-0200 is located right next to the Botanical Gardens and is open till 12:30am. They also have branches in the center of town , Malcha Mall, Ahim Israel Mall and in Mamilla.
20 Shai Agnon 02-679-2632 Open from 8:00am-8:00pm. This is my favorite pharmacy. The staff is very helpful and they have a wide selection of products as well as medicine. They also have branches in Givat Saul 02-651-1155 and Sanhedria 02-582-2237.
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