You will receive this letter from Sapporo city in the middle of July, and find the free coupon(s) and a health check-up booklet for cancer screening test(s) enclosed, if you are eligible. URL:http://www.city.sapporo.jp/hokenjo/kupon.html There are 2 types of screening tests. All of the free cancer screening tests must be...

 Changes to National Health Insurance Premiums and Sending of New Insurance Cards(City of Sapporo Information) NHI card (in Japanese): https://www.city.sapporo.jp/hoken-iryo/kokuho/hokensho.html The National Health Insurance premiums for the year 2020 have been decided. Please check the insurance premiums in the payment notice sent to you. A new insurance card will...

Biliary Atresia Screening What is biliary atresia(胆道閉鎖症 Tando Heisasho)? It is a disease in which the duct between the liver and the intestine is clogged and bile cannot be discharged. As a result, jaundice and pale or clay-colored stools develop. This disease can be treated only by...

Neonatal Screening ( Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Congenital Hypothyroidism(CH) Screening, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia(CAH) Screening) Neonatal screening is a test that can identify over 20 different disorders in newborns with only a few drops of their blood. The test aims to support the healthy development of your baby...

We are happy to announce that we have resumed the dispatch of our interpreters to medical facilities.   However, we are still suspending the dispatch of interpreters to some facilities which have more strict preventive measures in place and will instead continue to provide remote telephone...

Child Allowance, "Jidou-teate"【児童手当て】 This allowance is available for those who are raising children who are 15 years of age and younger by the time the application is due. You will get 15,000 Yen per month if your child is under 3 years of age. Please apply at...

In response to the worsened situation due to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) in Sapporo, we are suspending the dispatch of our interpreters to hospitals and medical health facilities for the foreseeable future as a preventative measure.  If for some reason you need to go to...

If you have some symptoms, please contact #7119. A Japanese speaking nurse will answer your phone but you can ask for English assistance. If you do not have any symptoms, please ask Sapporo city call center. They will answer general questions. ◆【Phone】011-222-4894 ◆【FAX】011-221-4894         If you...

Do you have back pain? Try these exercises every day to alleviate lower back pain, stretch and strengthen your back muscles. These muscle treatments will not only ease but also prevent any back pain you might have. Exercises for lower back pain (1)  Exercise Stretches Guidelines Pace yourself...

Do you have back pain? Try these exercises every day to alleviate lower back pain, stretch and strengthen your back muscles. These muscle treatments will not only ease but also prevent any back pain you might have. Exercises for lower back pain (2)  For the Purpose of...

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disabilities. Or the problem can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. (by Medline plus) Intellectual disability is a condition diagnosed before age...

If your household is exempt from paying income tax, you can undergo screening for stomach, colon, lungs, cervix, endometrium and breast free of charge. Please submit the tax exemption certificate for all members of your family when you apply. You can receive certificate at your...

An Invitation for Breast cancer screening Are you looking for a female doctor? Female doctors who specialize in breast screening are at Sapporo City General Hospital and Sapporo Female Clinic. How to get the screening? At Sapporo City General Hospital Tel: 726-2211 Fax: 726-7912 Breast screening, by a female doctor,...

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You will need to go to a hospital if you are sick. Most clinics and hospitals are open during the daytime on weekdays only. They are closed on Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and public holidays. To find a hospital or clinic, refer to” Hokkaido emergency healthcare homepage”...

★Emergency Number (Ambulance/Fire Department)  ☎119 *English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, & Thai available ★Sudden illness at night Medical facilities give treatment to emergency patients nighttime 7days a week. ◆Night-time Emergency Medical Center (Odori Nishi 19-chome ☎011-641-4316) - Internal Medicine / Pediatrics: 7:00p.m.-7:00a.m. - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) / ophthalmology: 7:00p.m.-11:00p.m. - Call #7119 to ask...