18 Jul Childbirth Assistance Program: Nyuin-Josan-Seido
【入院助産制度】(にゅういんじょさんせいど）”Nyuin Josan Seido”
Childbirth Assistance Program
If you are living in Sapporo, you can be justified for financial difficulty to pay the cost of childbirth, and your household is exempt from paying city tax or you are a welfare recipient, you can qualify for the Childbirth Assistance Program called “Nyuin-Josan-Seido”（入院助産制度）.
Subsidy for hospitalization and birth is offered by Sapporo City for those who fulfill the requirements under the program. Childbirth places are limited to 6 designated midwife clinics in Sapporo. Please see the tables on the following pdf for contact information of these clinics.
Please visit your ward office for details about the “Nyuin-Josan-Seido”
Information from Sapporo city
http://kosodate.city.sapporo.jp/nenrei/ninshin_shussan/money/1012.html (in Japanese)
Midwifery Facilities Admission Information as of July 2014 (in English)
Information from Hokkaido University International Women’s club
“Childbirth with Hospitalization Assistance.pdf“ in page 22&23 (in Japanese and English)