Home visits by a public health nurse
Under this service, a midwife or public health nurse visits the home of mothers who have given birth for the first time.
During these visits, they provide consultations and advice on how to raise children, as well as consultations on both the mother's and child's health.
Please write the necessary information on the birth report form included with the Mother and Child Health Handbook.
Then, please send it to the Child and Family Support Division of the health and welfare center of the ward in which you live.
Under the newborn baby home visit scheme, all households with a baby will receive a visit by a professional member of staff by the time the child reaches 4 months of age.
All members of staff are welfare commissioners, commissioned child welfare volunteers, or people with experience in providing child-rearing support, have undertaken training relating to child-rearing in the community, and have an identification badge.
They visit people's homes and provide information on child-rearing, disaster prevention, and local events, as well as support for child-rearing.
And they will also present your baby with a special toy as a gift (a red rattle).
Premature baby home visits
If your child's weight at birth was less than 2,500g, please make sure to submit the birth report form to your ward's health and welfare center.
A member of staff from the ward office (public health nurse or midwife) will visit your home and check on your baby's health. You will find the birth report form included with your Mother and Child Health Handbook.
If you have any worries or uncertainties, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your ward's Children and Families Support Division. Visits are free of charge.
List of contact details for Children and Families Support Divisions at ward offices (in Japanese)
This is an allowance that the City of Yokohama provides to people who are raising children.
Eligibility for the child allowance
People resident in Japan who are raising children from the age of 0 to 15 years (until the first March 31 after the child's birthday)
Eligible amounts under the child allowance (per child)
15,000 yen a month for children from the age of 0 to 3 years, 10,000 yen a month for children from the age of 3 to 12 years (15,000 yen a month for the 3rd child onward), and 10,000 yen a month for children up until the age of 15 years. Note that the allowance will be 5,000 yen a month if your income (salary, etc.) is higher than the set amount.
Please apply by post or at the counter of a ward office Children and Families Support Division. Documents can be obtained from a ward office counter or downloaded from the below page.
Child Allowance: Applications and Notifications page (in Japanese)
Benefits Package Section, Children and Families Division, Children and Youth Bureau, City of Yokohama 231-8771 (no address needed)
For more details, please check the Child Allowance: Overview page (in Japanese).
Tel: 045-641-8411 Fax: 045-641-8412 (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Under this system, you can receive an age-based subsidy for children who have an address in Yokohama City and who are enrolled in health insurance to cover part of the cost of health care services provided through health insurance in the event they are hospitalized due to sickness or injury.
The subsidy is not provided for things which are not covered by health insurance, such as certain hospital beds not fully covered by health insurance.
Eligible people will be provided with a Medical Subsidy Certificate for Children.
For more information, please contactthe Health Insurance and Pension Division of the ward office where you live.
Where to inquire
|About home visits by a public health nurse
About newborn baby home visits
About premature baby home visits
|Regional Childcare Support Division, Children and Youth Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Reception hours: 8:45 am - 5 pm
|About the child allowance
||Benefits Package Section, Children and Family Division, Children and Youth Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Reception hours: Mon. - Fri. (excluding national holidays), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|About the medical subsidy for infants and children
||Ward office Health Insurance and Pension Division (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
List of contacts