This is for NHI holders. Other health insurance plans have a similar system. Please contact the organization on your certificate for details.
When you have an operation or be hospitalized, your medical expenses may rise. However, if you present the Individual Out-of-pocket Limit Certificate (Gendogaku Tekiyou Ninteisho), the amount you have to pay to the hospital may be reduced. How much your financial burden will be alleviated is determined by your age and your previous yearly income, etc. If you have your former Limit Certificate, it expired on July 31. If you need a new one, you may apply for at the City Office’s Medical, Pension and Nursing Care Service Desk. You will need (1) your NHI certificate, (2) personal identification (driver’s license, resident card, etc.), (3) something which certifies your individual number (“My Number” card or its notification) and (4) a seal (inkan/hanko) to apply. You will need to declare income of 2019. Application can be done by mail.
For details: National Health Insurance Office (Kokumin Kenko Hoken-shitsu)
TEL: 072-724-6734 FAX: 072-724-6040