All students, including foreign students who are qualified to stay in Japan for more than 1 year, are required to enroll in National Health Insurance.
Go to your local ward office (for Nagatsuta House residents, Midori-Ku ward office) and complete enrollment procedures.
You will need:
Alien Registration Card
personal seal (or signature)
If you plan to stay in Japan for less than one year, then you must show a proof (student registration certificate, etc.)
For more information, visit the City of Yokohama Website
You will receive a copy of your National Health Insurance Certificate via postal delivery.
Keep it with you at all times, in case of emergency.
A patient is required to show his Insurance Certificate in order to see a doctor.
In most cases, 30% of your medical costs will be covered for every doctor visit.
(There may be exeptions, where only 10~20% is covered)
Students may be eligible for premium reduction or exemption, depending on their annual income.
For more information, please check below link.
Applications are to be made at Midori-Ku Ward Office.
You can ask your nearest tutor to accompany you.