update:April 12, 2023





Maternal and Child Health Handbook

Medical Check-ups during Pregnancy 

Dental Health Check-ups during Pregnancy

Subsidies for Childbirth

 Maternal and Child Health Handbook

After you are informed by a doctor that you are pregnant, please get the Maternal and Child Health Handbook from the Healthy Children Division located in the City Office Annex Building 2F, or at the Toyokawa or Todoromi City Office branches.

The Maternal and Child Health Handbook is very important. You use it to keep a record of the health of both the mother and baby.
When you get the book, fill it in and bring it with you whenever you go to the hospital.
The Maternal and Child Health Handbook is issued in both Japanese and English.

If you want to get the Maternal and Child Health Handbook in another language (Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indonesian, Portuguese, Tagalog, Spanish), please contact the below.

  • Healthy Children Division
    TEL: 072-724-6768 FAX: 072-721-9907

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 Medical Check-ups during Pregnancy

You will receive Prenatal Checkup Coupons (Ninpu Kenkou Shinsa Jushin Ken) (14 coupons) along with your Maternal and Child Health Handbook as public funding for your medical check-ups. You can use these coupons at hospitals or maternity centers in Osaka Prefecture. 

Since there are some places that don't accept these coupons, please ask beforehand. Please remember, you cannot use these coupons in other prefectures.

  • Generally, you use the first coupon when you get a blood test.
  • The 2nd to 14th coupons can be used at any time throughout your pregnancy.
  • In case of multiple birth pregnancies, additional 15th to 19th coupons can be provided.
  • If the cost of your pregnancy medical check-ups is higher than the public subsidy, you will need to pay the remaining costs (money) yourself.

How to use these coupons:


Number of


Maximum public subsidy

Where you can use it

Prenatal Checkup Coupons

1st time

25,000 yen

At hospitals or maternity centers in Osaka Prefecture

2nd to 7th time

6,000 yen each

8th time

15,000 yen 

9th time

6,000 yen

10th time

5,840 yen

11th time

7,000 yen

12th time

12,000 yen

13th and 14th time

5,000 yen each

15th to 19th time (in case of multiple births) 5,000 yen each
  • Refund System

    If you get a prenatal checkup in another prefecture, you may apply to the refund system. You may receive the money you paid back, up to the value of the remaining subsidy (this is called the Refund system (Kanpu Seido)).

    How to apply

    Please apply at the Healthy Children Division (City Office Annex Building 2F), within one year of the checkup.

    (1) Application: You must apply for a Prenatal Checkup Subsidy (Ninpu Kenkou Shinsahi Josei Kin).

    (2) What you need to apply: receipts, a detailed statement, your Maternal and Child Health Handbook, proof of your bank account number, and any Prenatal Checkup Coupons that you have not used.

    (3) Amount of refund: You will receive either the cost of the medical checkup or the value of the remaining subsidy, whichever is less.

  • Healthy Children Division
    TEL: 072-724-6768 FAX: 072-721-9907

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 Dental Health Check-ups during Pregnancy

A dental examination and consultation are available for pregnant women once every 2 months at the Life Plaza Building 2F. It is recommended to take the examination around 16 weeks of pregnancy. Please reserve an appointment beforehand by TEL or FAX (free of charge).

  • Community Health Division
    TEL: 072-727-9507 FAX: 072-727-3539

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  Subsidies for Childbirth

Minoh City can provide childbirth expense subsidies to caregivers who have financial difficulties in covering the cost of childbirth fees such as being unable to receive one-time payments for childbirth.

For details, please contact the Childcare Support Division.


Please consult the Childcare Support Division up to two months before the birth of your child.

Even after this deadline, please consult the Childcare Support Division.

  • Childcare Support Division
    TEL: 072-724-6738 FAX: 072-721-9907

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