Social insurance system
People covered by employment-based health insurance
People covered by national health insurance
Registered residents of a town
Those who have registered as a foreign resident and were initially approved to live in Japan for over three months.
Those who have registered as foreign residents and are going to live in Japan for over three months.
Cases that are not covered by the national insurance policies
Cases in which benefits are paid at a later date
At a hospital or clinic that does not deal with national health insurance (the patient is required to settle all initial medical costs).
After settling the initial medical costs, the patient can apply for the healthcare benefit by completing the necessary documents at the Town Council.There will be an examination of the applicant's eligibility to receive the benefit excluding the portion which is to be settled by the applicant after If the self-pay cost is recognized too expensive for the applicant to pay and at the application stage, support in relation to the payment of this portion of medical costs is approved, the amount over and above the limit will be refunded to the applicant at a later date.
In event of a traffic accident or any injury incurred from a third party
Procedure for joining / withdrawing from the national health insurance program
|Event||Items required for notification|
|Joining procedure||When registering residency status||Residence card, passport and seal (if any)|
|When moving in from another municipality||Change of address certificate (tenshutsu shomeisho), seal and residency card)|
|When withdrawing from an employment-based health insurance program||Document certifying with drawer from a health insurance program, seal and residency card|
|When a child is born||Maternal and child health handbook and seal|
|Withdrawal procedure||When moving out to another municipality||Health insurance card and seal|
|When joining an employment-based heath insurance program, etc.||Health insurance cards for both national employment-based programs and seal|
|In the event of a death||Deceased's health insurance card, death certificate and seal|
Self-pay ratio of medical expenses
|Under 3 years old||20%|
|3-69 years old||30%|
|70 years and older||10% (30% for those who have a certain level of income)|
Medical service-related inquiries
Inquiries in English
Inquiries regarding information on this page
- Niseko Town Hall