How are healthcare services in Japan?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Japan, they replied...
"Healthcare services in Japan are generally of a high quality and are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is funded by taxes and is available to all citizens and foreign residents. It covers a wide range of services, including preventive care, hospitalization, and long-term care. The quality of public healthcare is generally good, with access to modern medical technology and highly trained medical professionals. Foreign residents are eligible to use the public healthcare system, although they may need to pay a portion of the cost. Expats in Japan can use the public healthcare system by registering with their local municipality and obtaining a health insurance card. This card allows them to access public healthcare services at a discounted rate," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Japan.
"I tell them that everyone is under the same health insurance and not to worry about choosing from medical insurance plans. Also, for those with chronic diseases, I would advise them to check if their medicine and care is available in Japan, as a lot of medicine that is available in America is not available in Japan," commented one expat who made the move to Tokyo, Japan.
- What do I need to know before moving to Japan?
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- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Japan?
- What is the average cost of housing in Japan?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Japan?
- What should I pack when moving to Japan?
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- Why do people move to Japan?
- What are healthcare services like in Japan?
- What are medical services in Japan like?
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How are healthcare services in Japan?If you live in Japan, newcomers to Japan would love to hear your answer to this question: