Expat healthcare in Tokyo, and healthcare in Japan as a whole, is of a good quality. Health insurance is mandatory and is partially funded by compulsory contributions determined according to annual income.
There are two main nationalised healthcare schemes in Japan – Employees' Health Insurance, for those working in the country, and National Health Insurance, which covers those ineligible to use Employees' Health Insurance.
The government covers between 70 and 90 percent of costs, with the patient being responsible for the balance. Certain procedures might not be covered. Some purchase private health insurance for extra coverage. Private health insurers require that patients pay upfront for treatment and then submit receipts for reimbursement. The insurer then refunds the approved amount to the policyholder.
Below is a list of prominent hospitals in Tokyo.
Hospitals in Tokyo
Japanese Red Cross Medical Center
Address: 4 Chome-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-8935
St Luke's International Hospital
Address: 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8560
Tokai University Tokyo Hospital
Address: 1-2-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053
University of Tokyo Hospital
Address: 7 Chome-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
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