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Specific Health Examinations and Guidance (Tokutei kenko shinsa / Tokutei hoken shido)

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Print2017-05-17

Information on Specific Health Examinations and Guidance for Fiscal Year 2017 (from April to March of the following calendar year)

From FY 2008, all medical care insurance systems including National Health Insurance have begun providing specific health examinations and guidance. This page outlines specific health examinations and guidance for FY 2017.

An examination voucher, examination information, and a list of participating institutions will be sent to persons eligible for a specific health examination. Those above a certain level of risk for lifestyle-related illnesses according to the results of the examination will be eligible for specific health guidance. Specific health examinations can be undergone until March 31, 2018, and specific health guidance can be started any time before May 31, 2018, so please be sure to make use of them.

Please be aware that if at the time of examination you have lost your eligibility for Nagoya City National Health Insurance, you will not be able to receive examination. If you are enrolled in a health insurance society at your workplace or other medical insurance other than the Nagoya City National Health Insurance, please check with your medical insurer.

What are specific health examinations and guidance?

1. Purpose

The objective is to carry out health examinations and guidance to change lifestyle habits that are contributing factors to metabolic syndrome in order to lessen the number of patients of diabetes and other illnesses and persons at risk.

2. Eligibility

(1) Specific health examination

You are eligible if you are enrolled in Nagoya City National Health Insurance as of September 30, 2017, and:

a. are between ages 40 and 74 during fiscal 2017 or

b. will become 75 between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

(2) Specific health guidance

Persons who have undergone a specific health examination will be divided into 3 categories, based on the need to change lifestyle habits according to the results of said examination. The three categories are:

  1. 動機づけ支援 (doki-zuke shien) motivational support (eligible for one health guidance session, as a general rule)
  2. 積極的支援 (sekkyoku-teki shien) positive support (eligible for 3 to 6 months of continual health guidance)
  3. Others.

Persons in categories 1 (動機づけ支援) and 2 (積極的支援) are eligible for guidance.

3. Contents

(1) Specific health examination

Blood test, urinalysis, blood pressure check, physical examination, physical measurement

(2) Specific health guidance

Guidance appropriate to the examinee according to the results of their examination:

  • Provision of information - Information given to all examinees
  • 動機づけ支援 (doki-zuke shien) - one health guidance session, as a general rule
  • 積極的支援 (sekkyoku-teki shien) - 3 to 6 months of continual health guidance

4. Procedure

  1. Choose a participating institution from the list of institutions participating in health examinations.
  2. Contact your chosen participating institution by telephone or other method and make a reservation for a specific health examination.
  3. Receive an examination at your chosen participating institution on the reservation day.
    Necessary items:
    ・examination voucher
    ・National Health Insurance card
  4. You will receive notice of results either in person at the medical institution where you received the examination or by mail.
  5. If 動機づけ支援 (doki-zuke shien, one health guidance session, as a general rule) or 積極的支援 (sekkyoku-teki shien, 3 to 6 months of continual health guidance) is written on your results, you will receive information regarding specific health guidance.

Facilities on the list of institutions participating in health examinations which have a ○ in the specific health guidance column are available for use.

※Note that 動機づけ支援 (doki-zuke shien) and 積極的支援 (sekkyoku-teki shien) are displayed in Japanese within this text. (This is because 動機づけ支援 or 積極的支援 will be written on your results notification should you become eligible for specific health guidance.)

5. Expenses

Specific health examinations and guidance are both available at no cost to the individual.

Please click here for information regarding lifestyle-related illness examinations aside from specific health examinations. (in Japanese)

Institutions participating in specific health examinations and guidance

A list of institutions participating in specific health examinations and guidance in Nagoya can be downloaded and viewed from the following link. The list is updated as needed.

List of participating institutions (PDF) (in Japanese)

Inquiries

Health Insurance & Pension Division, Social Welfare Department, Health & Welfare Bureau (Nagoya City Hall)
TEL 052-972-2567    3-way conference call service for English interpreting: TEL 581-6112
FAX 052-972-4148

Hours:8:45 AM to 5:15 PM Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), however FAX and e-mail are always accepted.
E-mail: a2564@kenkofukushi.city.nagoya.lg.jp
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