What is National Health Insurance? The cost of going to the hospital due to illness or injury
It is an insurance that you can get a 70% exemption .
If you are a foreigner, you must join if you plan to stay for more than 3 months .
You must enroll at the National Health Insurance Division of the municipality where you live within 14 days of moving in.
If you get sick or injured without joining the hospital, you will have to pay all the medical expenses to the hospital .
If you get sick or injured and then get National Health Insurance
It ’s not that you should pay from that time.
You have to pay from the time you move in until the day you take out insurance.
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For example, the insurance premium is 3,000 yen a month and you move in in January. If you have an accident in July and get insurance.
You have to pay the insurance premium of 21,000 yen for 7 months.
Also, it seems that some hospitals may refuse treatment if they do not have National Health Insurance.
You will need a residence card to get National Health Insurance, so don’t forget to bring it to your city.
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