Japanese Health Insurance usually covers 70% of the costs of your medical service when you have an illness. Please do not forget your Hokensho (Medical Insurance Card) when you visit, or you will have to pay 100%
of the costs. Please also note that Japanese Health Insurance does not cover preventative medication (such as vaccinations or prophylactic malaria medication) or general health check-ups (including STD tests). If you do not have Japanese Health Insurance,
you have to pay 100% of the charge.
You can ask Dr. Yumi about how much your medical care may cost beforehand.
note: Many private hospitals in Japan do not accept payment by credit card. Please be sure to bring enough cash when you visit the clinic.