The fees charged by clinics and hospitals will vary depending on many factors. This can include the type of doctor, length of appointment, medical tests needed and medications prescribed. In most cases, you should expect your first consultation to be more expensive than your follow up appointments.
Please remember that most Japanese clinics do not accept credit cards, although many hospitals will.
First Consultation Fees
If you have Japanese Health Insurance you should plan to bring 5000 to 10000 yen for your first consultation at a clinic and 10,000 to 15,000 for your consultation at a hospital.
If you do not have Japanese Health Insurance (or have foreign health insurance that requires you to pay and claim back costs) then we recommend you bring 20,000 yen for your first consultation at a clinic and 20,000 to 50,000 for your first consultation at a hospital.
Follow Up Appointments
Follow up appointments tend to be cheaper than your first consultation. You can ask the staff at the hospital or clinic for an estimate of your costs when arranging your next appointment.
For information on pregnancy and delivery costs please click here