Throughout Japan, healthcare is of a high standard, and the same is true of Osaka. In Japan, public health insurance contributions are mandatory and are determined according to income level.

Expats are likely to fall under one of two nationalised healthcare schemes: Employees' Health Insurance (EHI) or National Health Insurance (NHI). Those working in Japan have coverage under EHI, while NHI is for those who don't fall under EHI, such as the self-employed and the unemployed. Both of these schemes fund 70 percent of medical expenses. The patient pays for the balance. Some purchase private health insurance to cover this as well as any procedures that may not qualify for funding.

Below is a list of prominent hospitals in Osaka.


Hospitals in Osaka

NHO Osaka National Hospital

Website: osaka.hosp.go.jp
Address: 2 Chome-1-14 Hoenzaka, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0006

Osaka Central Hospital

Website: www.osaka-centralhp.jp
Address: 3 Chome-3-30 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001

Osaka University Hospital

Website: www.hosp.med.osaka-u.ac.jp
Address: 2-15 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

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