Useful Information for Living in Nagasaki

4. Treatments Covered and Not Covered by National Health Insurance

18Nov 2011 Nagasaki-Ken
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Treatments Covered by National Health Insurance


Health insurance covers 70% of the cost of the following treatments:


● Consultations with a doctor


● Prescribed medicines


● Injections


● Treatment materials


● Surgical operations


● Bed/Room and food charges



Treatments Not Covered by National Health Insurance:


● Normal pregnancy and child delivery costs


● Abortion for economic reasons


● Routine checkups and physical examinations


● Immunizations


● Cosmetic surgery


● Orthodontic treatment


● Injuries resulting from accidents in the workplace or commuting to work. (These are covered by employees’ accident compensation insurance)


● Acupuncture, moxibustion, massage unless ordered by a doctor, in which case it may be covered.


● Other alternative medicines, examinations and procedures


● Bed/room charges and food charges over and above the set threshold