National Health Insurance International students who will stay in Japan more than one year are eligible to participate in the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) at a reasonable cost. With this program, you have to pay only 30% of the total cost when you receive treatment at a hospital.
The MEXT (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) provides a reimbursement system for all those with 'college student' status. With this system, 80% of your hospital payment will be reimbursed. Therefore, together with the NHIP, you will pay eventually only 6% of the total medical cost. Remember, however, that you must once pay the medical expense upon receiving the treatment; the reimbursement will be made later.
Health and Medical Services Center
Health and Medical Service Center is located in the middle of Hikone Campus. If you have any health concern, please feel free to use the facilities.