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Health Checkups

The City of Utsunomiya provides for its residents health checkups such as the metabolic syndrome checkup aiming for prevention and early detection and treatment of lifestyle diseases. To check your health, it is a good idea to have a checkup annually. When receiving a checkup, please bring a checkup coupon and your health insurance certificate.

Inquiries Health Promotion Division
Phone 028-626-1129
Description Target Age Groups
Metabolic syndrome checkup Members aged 40 - 74 of the Utsunomiya City National Health Insurance Plan
Health checkup The elderly in the latter stage of life (aged 75 or older) and recipients aged 40 or older of Public Livelihood Assistance
Lung, colon and stomach cancer checkups Residents aged 40 or older
Prostate cancer checkup Men aged 50 or older
Uterine cancer checkup Women aged 20 or older
Breast cancer checkup Palpation and visual exam for women in their 30's
Mammography screening as well as palpation and visual exam for women aged 40 or older (every two years)
Osteoporosis checkup Women aged 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70
Dental checkup Residents aged 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70
Hepatitis checkup Residents aged 40 or older who have never received this checkup

The Utsunomiya City Public Health Center offers AIDS (HIV antibody) tests as well as STD tests for Chlamydia and syphilis.

Services Available Description of Testing Testing Sites & Reception Hours
Free anonymous testing for AIDS (3 months or later after the date of possible infection) and testing for Chlamydia and syphilis (4 weeks or later after the date of possible infection) as well as advisory services Rapid tests (Results are provided the same day)
Reservations required (10 persons per day)
Utsunomiya City Public Health Center
972, Takebayashi-machi,Utsunomiya City
Every Wednesday
9:00-10:00
Regular tests (Results are provided in a week)
Reservations not required
Regular tests
Reservations not required
Results are provided on the 4th Sunday of the following month. But as results are produced in a week, if you wish to get your results sooner, contact the Public Health Center.
Utsunomiya City Health Center
Lalasquare 9F, 1-4-6, Ekimae-dori, Utsunomiya City
Every 4th Sunday
13:00-15:30

Reimbursement of High Medical Expenses

Prolonged hospitalization for treatment of a serious illness or injury requires high medical expenses. Through the Program of Reimbursement of High Medical Expenses, however, when a member of a public health insurance plan pays medical fees in excess of a specified ceiling at one medical institution within the same month, he/she will be reimbursed the amount in excess at a later date so as to ease the financial burden on the individual. The ceiling is determined in accordance with the person's age and yearly household income. A claim for reimbursement should be filed with the insurer. When a member is in a hospital or is scheduled to be admitted to a hospital, he/she can apply for a “Certificate of Eligibility for Reduced Co-payments” (Gendogaku Tekiyo Ninteisho). With this certificate, he/she will only pay up to that ceiling.

<For members of National Health Insurance>
Inquiries National Health Insurance and Pension Division
Phone 028-632-2318
<For members of Employees' Health Insurance>
Inquiries Tochigi Chapter of Japan Health Insurance Association
Phone 028-616-1691

Reimbursement of Medical Fees Paid Overseas

Members of the public insurance plans are entitled to claim the reimbursement of a fixed portion (70-90%) of the medical bills paid outside of Japan for treatment of a sudden illness or injury while staying abroad. A claim for reimbursement should be filed with the insurer.

<For members of National Health Insurance>
Inquiries National Health Insurance and Pension Division
Phone 028-632-2318
<For members of Employees' Health Insurance>
Inquiries Tochigi Chapter of Japan Health Insurance Association
Phone 028-616-1691

Utsunomiya City Nighttime and Holiday Emergency Clinic

If you or your child becomes sick at night, on a Sunday or on a national holiday, this clinic (Yakan Kyujitsu Kyukyu Shinryojo) is available for medical treatment.

Inquiries Utsunomiya City Nighttime and Holiday Emergency Clinic
Location Utsunomiya-shi Takebayashi-machi 968
Phone 028-625-2211
<Opening Hours>
Medical Departments Night (Daily) Daytime (Sundays/National Holidays)
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 19:30-7:00 the next day 9:00-17:00
Dentistry 19:30-12:00 midnight

※ Please bring your health insurance certificate. If your child of elementary school age or younger is receiving treatment, please bring the child's health insurance certificate and Certificate of Beneficiary of Medical Aid for Children.