Wednesday, May 22, 2013

[HEALTH] Free Cancer Check-ups for Yokohama Inhabitants (2013)

Free cancer check-up coupon will be provided to you by the City of Yokohama.
It will be as follows in 2013 (Apr-March2014, or Heisei 25 fiscal year).

Those who turned following ages in the last fiscal year (2nd April 2012 to 1st April 2013) and who were Yokohama inhabitants on 20th April 2013 will receive free coupon(s).
Cervical cancer check-up: 20, 25, 30 and 35 years old.
Cervical, breast, and colon cancer check-up: 40 years old.
Breast and colon cancer check-up: 45, 50, 55, 60 years old.

*The free coupon(s) will be sent in the end of June. *You can take the check-up for free before receiving the coupon by showing your health insurance card at a hospital/clinic to verify your birthday. In this case, please turn in the coupon(s) to the hospital/clinic when you receive it.
*The check-up is available at assigned hospitals and clinics in Yokohama. There are many of them, so you can just ask your (local) doctor.

[Note]I don't know if the city have English or other language version coupon. From my experience, the coupon was in a rather large envelop of A4 size.
And my doctor said cervical cancer check-up is not enough and I took endometrial cancer check, too, which was not free.

There are also "Support System of Cancer Check-up" by the city which is not completely free but at lower costs. It will be explained in another post.

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