The insured of National Health Insurance who are paying
the premium can be reimbursed of part of the medical expenses incurred
First, you have to pay the full
amount of the medical expenses by yourself.
Do not fail to obtain their
receipts together with Attending Physician’s Statements and Itemized
receipts which are certified by the physician(s).
After returning to Japan, you
can receive reimbursement by claiming “overseas medical expenses” in the
required forms together with the documents mentioned above and their
Japanese translations to Kokumin Kenko Hoken-ka (the National Health
047-436-2393) of the city office.
It is highly recommended that
you will carry required forms (available at Kokumin Kenko Hoken-ka) with
you for your trip with the detailed
is made only on illnesses/injuries covered by National Health Insurance.
Reimbursement is not the same
as you paid but is calculated according to the insurance schedule with
co-payments by the insured.
No expenses are covered when
the purpose of the trip is to receive medical treatments.
treatment costs can widely vary depending on the countries and the
medical institutions, it is a good idea to purchase overseas travel