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    Expansion of Child Medical Expenses Subsidy 子ども医療費助成の拡充

    • [公開日:2022年4月8日]
    • [更新日:2022年4月8日]
    • ID:11268

    Expansion of Child Medical Expenses Subsidy 子ども医療費助成の拡充

    Expansion of child medical expenses subsidy (from October, 2022)

    We will expand the scope of subsidies for outpatient medical expenses to include elementary school students and junior high school students in order to guarantee the opportunity to receive medical care for children who will bear the future of Nagahama city with peace of mind and reduce the financial burden on the families raising their children.

    When to implement

    Scheduled to be implemented from October 1, 2022 for medical treatment

    Expansion image of child medical expenses subsidy

    Table of Expansion image of child medical expenses subsidy

    Q. What is the new target?

    Currently, in addition to the target children of preschoolers living in the city, children up to junior high school students (the first March 31 after the day when they reach the age of 15) are targeted.

    From birth to junior high school students, the burden of medical expenses at the counter is free.

    Q. What are the free medical expenses?

    Hospitalization (excluding meal expenses), outpatient (including dentistry), medicine, home-visit nursing, and Judo rehabilitation treatment expenses covered by health insurance.

    ※Fees not covered by health insurance (health checkups for infants, vaccinations, room charge differences at the time of admission, document charges, etc.) and medical expenses due to third-party acts such as traffic accidents are not covered by the subsidy.

    ※Other publicly funded subsidies and high-cost medical expenses and supplementary benefits provided by the health insurance that you are enrolled in are excluded from the welfare medical expenses subsidy.

    Q. What should I do to get the grant?

    By applying to Nagahama city (Shimin Seikatsu Hoken Nenkinka / Citizen's Life, Insurance and Pension Division, Hokubu Shinkokyoku Kurashi Madoguchika /Northern Promotion Bureau Living Counter Division and each branch) to issue a child medical expenses voucher, "Kodomo Iryohi Jukyuken / Child medical expenses voucher" will be issued.

    Information on the application procedure is scheduled for around July.

    In addition, Child medical expenses vouchers after the Fiscal year of 2023 (after April 1, 2023) are scheduled to be issued in March every year by automatic renewal from the Infant welfare medical expenses voucher.

    Child medical expenses voucher

    Q. What should I do when I see a doctor?

    By presenting your Child's health insurance card and the "Children's Medical Expenses Voucher" issued by Nagahama city at the counter when you visit a medical institution in Shiga prefecture, the medical expenses will be free of charge.

    The "Child Medical Expenses Voucher" cannot be used when you receive a medical examination at a medical institution outside the prefecture.

    Q. What if I have a medical examination at a medical institution outside Shiga prefecture?

    When you receive a medical examination at a medical institution outside the prefecture, please pay the burden (medical expenses) once at the counter and be sure to receive a receipt and a statement that shows the details of medical treatment. From the following month onward, you can receive a subsidy (refund) for medical expenses by applying for a refund to Nagahama city. For details on the refund application procedure, please see "Refund procedure" here.

    Q. When is the burden at the counter not free?

    If you do not show your "Child Medical Expenses Voucher" at a medical institution in the prefecture, or if you receive a medical examination at a medical institution outside the prefecture, the burden at the counter will not be free.

    Q. What will happen to medical expenses due to injuries at school?

    If you receive medical treatment due to an injury or injury that occurs under the control of a school, etc., you cannot use the "Children's Medical Expenses Voucher" because the disaster benefits of “Japan Sport Council” are prioritized.

    If you pay the usual burden (medical expenses) at a medical institution and follow the procedure through a school, the council will pay the disaster benefit. (However, total medical expenses of less than 5,000 yen are not eligible.)

     ※Schools, etc .: Nursery schools, Kindergartens, Certified child institutions, Elementary schools, Junior high schools, Compulsory education schools.

    8000# if your child has a sudden illness

    Child medical telephone consultation

    Click here for details
    You can consult directly with a pediatrician or nurse, and receive advice on treatment methods according to the symptoms, such as how to care at home and the need for medical examination. If you are unsure whether to go to the hospital, please use it.

    Let’s get medical care well

    【Nagahama City Homepage "Notice from Welfare and Medical Expenses System"

    https://www.city.nagahama.lg.jp/cmsfiles/contents/0000007/7961/marufukuoshirase.pdf

    Shiga Prefecture Homepage "Points when getting medical care"

    (https://www.pref.shiga.lg.jp/ippan/kenkouiryouhukushi/hoken/322272.html)

    Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website "How to get good medical care"

    (https://kakarikata.mhlw.go.jp/)