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Subsidies for Infants’ or Children’s Medical Subsidies will be Revised - Taking Effect from October

●The official name of the system will change to Children’s Medical Expense Subsidies (kodomo iryohi sikyu seido).

●The targets for subsidized visits to the hospital as outpatients will be elementary school students between grades 1 to 6.

●There will be partial revision to the self-financing portion of the medical expenses.

(1)For children up to 2 years old:
No changes will be made and current regulations will continue to be applied (no charge for both inpatients and outpatients).

(2)For children from 3 years old up to the time they start elementary school:
・Outpatients: the current regulation of visits to and from the hospital being free of charge will be revised, where a contribution of up to 600 yen a month will become necessary. However, as a transitional measure, this contribution will be up to 500 yen a month until March 2019.
・Inpatients: no changes will be made in the case of hospitalization, and current regulations will continue to be applied (free of charge).

(3)Elementary School Students:
・Outpatients: up to 1,200 yen a month
・Inpatients: the current regulation of hospitalizations requiring 500 yen per day (up to 7 days a month) will be revised; where these will be free of charge.

(4)Junior High School Students:
・Outpatients: ineligible for any subsidies
・Inpatients: the current regulation of hospitalizations entailing 500 yen per day (up to 7 days a month) will be revised; where these will be free of charge.

※Your portion of self-finance for the medical expenses will be charged separately per medical facility.
※Community pharmacies will be free of charge.

●Income restriction will be abolished.

●Children’s Medical Care Certificates (kodomo iryo-sho) will be issued to elementary and junior high school students as well. For those that need to register, application forms will be mailed after the beginning of June.

Contact information:
Kitakyushu Child and Domestic Affairs Bureau Child-raising Support Division
TEL: (093) 582-2410
※Japanese only

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International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
CITY OF KITAKYUSHU
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176