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Supply of allowance for family medical expenses

Last update date March 20, 2019

Supply (when we can receive refund) of allowance for family medical expenses

The following case pays its own expense in full once. You attach necessary documents, and please apply to ward office National Health Insurance Section for health insurance card, private seal (thing using vermilion), application later.
When we examine in National Health Insurance, and it is admitted that it is unavoidable that insurance was not usable, 70% equivalency sum (before elementary school attendance at school as for 80%, 70 years or older 90%, 80%, 70% (※)) for insurance application is refunded.
In addition, please understand as you take 2-3 months for examination before it is paid.
※When it is past two years from payment to medical institutions, it is statute of limitations, and please be careful as you cannot apply.
※It became 80% or 70%, but ratio that one 70 years or older was refunded from April 1, 2019 was in refunded 90% before 2019.

When insurance was not usable by urgent other unavoidable circumstances including case 1 sudden illness (when not able to bring health insurance card)

(note) is limited to medical treatment in the country. The following case 5, please confirm "time treated for medical institution by disease and injury abroad" about medical treatment in foreign countries.

Thing necessary for application

When we made harness for treatment including case 2 corset

Thing necessary for application

  • (1) Statement of position of doctor
  • (2) Receipt of the price and statement
    ※Mention of full name of artificial limb harness person engaged in making of harness is necessary for date, (2) where insurance doctor confirmed wearing of harness for treatment except elastic clothing in (1).
  • When make last harness, photographs of the harness concerned. (thing which can confirm that it is the goods which patient actually puts on)
  • Health insurance card
  • Private seal (thing using vermilion)
  • Receipt
  • Bank book of bank or reserves such as account numbers

When we underwent surgical operation of case 3 bonesetter (we may finish if we show health insurance card by "the receipt commission payment" just to pay co-payment)

Thing necessary for application

  • Receipt of the price
  • Statement which contents of surgical operation understand
  • Health insurance card
  • Private seal (thing using vermilion)
  • Receipt
  • Bank book of bank or reserves such as account numbers

When we swelled and, with the approval of case 4 doctor, underwent surgical operation of moxibustion, masseur (we may finish if we show health insurance card by "the receipt commission payment" just to pay co-payment)

Thing necessary for application

  • Receipt of the price
  • Statement which contents of surgical operation understand
  • Written consent of doctor
  • Health insurance card
  • Private seal (thing using vermilion)
  • Receipt
  • Bank book of bank or reserves such as account numbers

When we were treated for medical institution by disease and injury in case 5 foreign countries

(note 1) is not for travel in treatment purpose.
(note 2) is not for medical act that does not become insurance application in Japan.

Thing necessary for application

  • (1) Receipt
  • (2) Receipt statement and statement which contents of medical treatment understand
  • (1)It is translated sentence of 英語 of (2) in this
  • Passport (passport) original (※) of treated person
    ※When you cannot confirm fact of travel by passport, you have you demand disclosure of the emigration and immigration record for Ministry of Justice, and please submit certificate affecting the emigration and immigration.
  • Written consent (※)
  • Health insurance card
  • Private seal (thing using vermilion)
  • Receipt
  • Bank book of bank or reserves such as account numbers

Other instructions

※ In the case of application, application is necessary other than "the thing mentioned above necessary for application". Ward office National Health Insurance Section of ward to live has documents necessary for application. In addition, we can download from this (PDF: 396KB).
※Copayment (co-payment) may become a target of high medical costs in approved expenses by insurance.
※When we undergo surgical operation of bonesetter by bone fracture, dislocation, agreement of doctor is necessary.
※In the case of surgical operation, we pay co-payment (10%, 20%, 30%), and "the receipt commission payment" is the handling to entrust surgical operation person with the receipt of the remainder.
※About minute targeted for medical service under health insurance, we examine medical treatment contents after the application and compare sum and the amount of expense that we rearranged when we receive medical service under health insurance in the country that we actually suffered from locally. We calculate self-pay amount of money on the basis of cheaper one and pay thing more than them as overseas allowance for family medical expenses. In addition, for examination, it takes 2-3 months before it is paid.
※When we compared with medical treatment in Japan, medical expenses which it costs abroad is small sum very and is large. Therefore please be careful as supply amount of money may not be necessarily proportional to the amount of expense that we paid locally.

Inquiry about procedure

Please refer to ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section of ward to live.

List of references of each ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section
Inquiry by emailPhone number
Tsurumi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-510-1810
Kanagawa Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-411-7126
Nishi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-320-8427, 045-320-8428
Naka Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-224-8317, 045-224-8318
Minami Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-341-1128
Konan Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-847-8423
Hodogaya Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-334-6338
Asahi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-954-6138
Isogo Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-750-2428
Kanazawa Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-788-7838, 045-788-7839
Kohoku Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-540-2351
Midori Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-930-2344
Aoba Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-978-2337
Tsuzuki Ward   Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-948-2336, 045-948-2337
Totsuka Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-866-8450
Sakae Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-894-8426
Izumi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-800-2425, 045-800-2426, 045-800-2427
Seya Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-367-5727, 045-367-5728

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Health and Social Welfare Bureau life Welfare Division Insurance and Pension Division

Telephone: 045-671-2424

Telephone: 045-671-2424

Fax: 045-664-0403 (to ward office as for the inquiry about procedure mentioned above please contact)

E-Mail address kf-hokennenkin@city.yokohama.jp

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