update:December 15, 2023





Maternal and Child Health Handbook

Childbirth Support Benefit

Medical Checkups during Pregnancy 

Dental Health Checkups during Pregnancy

Subsidies for Childbirth

 Maternal and Child Health Handbook

  • When you know 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. (Childbirth support benefit applications can be made at the Healthy Children Division located in the City Office Annex Building 2F. These are not available at the Toyokawa and 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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Childbirth Support Benefit

  • After you have submitted a "Pregnancy Notification" form, completed a consultation with a public health nurse or midwife, then completed a question sheet, you can get a 50,000 yen childbirth support benefit.
  • At around 8 months pregnant, please complete the "Pregnancy Question Sheet (around 8 months)" included in your Maternal and Child Health Handbook.
  • Healthy Children Division
    TEL: 072-724-6768 FAX: 072-721-9907

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 Medical Checkups 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 checkups. You can use these coupons to lower the cost of fees at hospitals or maternity centers in Osaka Prefecture (some hospitals may not accept these coupons).

  • 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, the cost of fees for the 15th to 19th visits can also be lowered.
  • If the cost of your pregnancy medical checkups 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 3rd time

7,000 yen each

4th time

6,000 yen 

5th time

7,000 yen

6th to 7th time

6,000 yen each

8th time

15,000 yen

9th to 10th time

6,000 yen each

11th time 7,000 yen

12th time

12,000 yen

13th to 14th time 5,000 yen each
15th to 19th time (in case of multiple births) 5,000 yen each
  • Refund System

    If you are pregnant and get a prenatal checkup from a medical facility outside of Osaka prefecture, you can apply to the Minoh City refund system for a partial refund of the fees (money). 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 Checkups 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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