What is covered

The rule is simple: if you’re visiting a doctor just to check without actually having any symptoms nor pain, or if your condition is deemed “unnecessary” or “a choice” from a survival point of view, then in most cases you won’t be able to use the health insurance.

Any conditions you have symptoms or pain for, injuries, regular dental treatments, allergies, abnormalities or complications caused during or as a result of treatment are covered by Japanese health insurance.

What is not covered

The following is a list of common treatments that are not covered by the Japanese health insurance and you will have to pay the full fee of any medical treatments.