Emergencies and Urgent Care
Dial 119 for an ambulance when you need urgent medical treatment. This number is the reverse of 911, dial used in the US. An ambulance will come and your condition will be accessed before they transport you to a nearby hospital.
Japan is highly regarded for its advanced level in medicine and medical technology. Hospitals and clinics use only the latest medical equipment. You have the option, depending on the seriousness and urgency of your illness, to choose the appropriate hospital (university hospital, general hospital or clinic).
Japan has two main public health insurance systems: the Employee’s Health Insurance and the National Health Insurance.
Both BCG and Japanese encephalitis are Asia specific immunizations, and are not required in many of the North American and European countries. Parents should be aware that children who receive BCG immunization will test positive for TB due to antibodies…
Pregnant women must register their pregnancy at the local municipal office. They will receive a handbook Boshi-Techo (“母子手帳”, maternity health record book) and Haha-to-Ko-no-Kenko Bag (“母と子の健康バッグ”, health bag for mother and child), filled with all the important detailed information and forms necessary for having a baby in Japan.
Some local governments offer programs with subsidies available for children that cover personally borne costs for medical treatment.Eligible ages as well as the details of these subsidies may vary among local governments. To receive the subsidy, both the parent and…