During the past week, a working meeting was held in Bayit Cham’s administrative offices in which a new contract was signed between the Leumit Health Fund and Bayit Cham clinics.
The improved terms will enable Leumit policyholders to receive more timely professional treatment at Bayit Cham clinics throughout Israel.
The meeting was opened by Bayit Cham director Rabbi Arie Munk who gave a brief overview of the organization’s activities and significant growth in the area of vocational rehabilitation for people with all types of disabilities, and the significant expansion of post-trauma treatment centers for abused women with the opening of the new clinic in Beitar Illit.
Leumit Regional Managing Director Dr. Oded Shtemer congratulated those present and expressed great appreciation for the dedicated work to the great benefit of all patients at Bayit Cham clinics.
Dr. Ari Lauden, Leumit Director of Mental Health, emphasized the uniqueness of the treatment provided in Bayit Cham clinics, adapted to the unique needs and sensitivities of the religious sector including utmost discretion without compromising on professionalism.
Rabbi Ephraim Rosenstein, Leumit’s national marketing director, remarked on the rise in the number of Leumit policyholders who receive a wide range of treatment and therapy at Bayit Cham’s network of clinics and noted that Bayit Cham services are a revolutionary breakthrough in mental health care among the religious sector, first rousing public awareness and recognition of the importance of receiving professional care, then providing treatment and vocational rehabilitation, all under one umbrella organization that operates throughout Israel.
In conclusion, Menachem Berkowitz, director of Bayit Cham clinics, turned to Leumit client relations representatives in attendance and asked them to send a message to their clients that now they can receive services at all Bayit Cham clinics across the country at the branch of their choice, no longer limited to the clinic nearest their place of residence. The clinics will provide them with the gamut of mental health services: expert pediatric, adult and geriatric psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, creative arts therapists and various therapeutic modalities.
Let them know, said Berkowitz, that Bayit Cham also provides extensive vocational rehabilitation services in addition to therapeutic treatment, offering support and guidance to enable people with mental health and general disabilities to live functional lives and contribute to the community while working at mainstream jobs. Inform them as well about another important Bayit Cham service: First response guidance and information on our National Helpline staffed by a professional staff – dial *9518 from 8 AM to midnight.
Additional participants at the meeting included executive office manager Yehuda Sheinhut; Leumit chief physician Dr. Renato Fusman; Leumit Bnei Brak branch director Rabbi Fishi Wiesel; Director of the Leumit Medical Center Mrs. Etti Wilman and Leumit Director of Client Relations Rabbi Pesach Kirshberg.
The meeting concluded to the satisfaction of all parties who look forward to the implementation of the service contract to the great benefit of the patients.