All foreigners residing in Japan for over 3 months and more must enroll in the national health insurance plan.
Please visit your ward office upon arrival in Japan and sign up for health insurance at the same time you carry out alien registration procedures.
Annual insurance fees for unemployed students come to 16,000JPY, with about 1,300JPY due monthly.
Once enrolled in national health insurance, students as well as their household dependents (spouse and children) only pay 30% of the total bill when seeking medical treatment at a hospital.
If you go to a hospital with more than 200 beds for a checkup without a letter of referral, you might be charged an extra fee (5,000JPY or more) for your first examination (special treatment fee). This fee will not be required if you have a letter of referral.
You may obtain a letter of referral at a local medical clinic.
2) The National Pension Program
If you are recommended for the national pension program at the ward office, please apply for an exemption.
3) Health Support Center
This center supports your physical and mental health during your campus life. We provide an annual medical check-up, consultations with doctors or clinical psychologists, and first aid by nurses.
Don’t hesitate to consult us. All information shared with medical professionals at the center is kept strictly confidential.