I want to have an annual Pap Test
You can have a Pap test at a gynecology clinic or a gynecology department of a hospital. They request an appointment in advance. To get the result, you will need to go back to the doctor in person. If you take a city checkup, they will post-mail the result back to you.
How much is Pap test?
Japanese Health Insurance does not cover an annual Pap test. It can cost around 10,000 yen.
Free Pap Test
Your city or ward office provides a coupon to subsidize your annual Pap test. You can use this coupon at specific local clinics and it is either free or you only have to pay a small fee when you present the coupon. The coupons are generally post-mailed to an eligible age group of residents automatically but sometimes the doesn’t happen automatically. In that case you need to reach out the city office to check your eligibility and have it mailed to your address. Some cities have the coupon ready at the hospital and you need to show your ID to receive this benefit. The system differs depending on where you live.
It can take 2 weeks to 1 month for the result to be ready when you use the coupon service.
JHI can find how to obtain the coupon and also whether you are eligible to receive it, arrange it to be mailed to you and also make an appointment with a hospital that accepts the coupon.
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