Child Medical Expenses Subsidy

pinkChild Medical Expenses Subsidy 【子ども医療費助成】

Sapporo city offers medical subsidies for children up to the age of 12 years.
*This card is called “Pink card”.However you have to pay for your first visit to the doctor. For example: pre-school children ¥580 for hospital,  and ¥510 for dentist.
(For both outpatient visits and hospitalization)
You have to pay for some items such as containers for ointment and meals if your child is hospitalized.
This card expires. For children who do not enter elementary school yet, Sapporo city confirms parents’ income every July. If your child is eligible, you will receive a new pink card by the end of July. If not, you will receive a letter.
For further information, contact the Public Health section (Hoken-Fukushi-ka) at the ward office (kuyakusho).
Please refer to “Pink card”.