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Medical and Welfare Services for Infants and Children

■Health Checkups for Infants and Toddlers

Inquiries Public Health Centers

 The city examines the health of babies free of charge on designated months of the baby’s age. Public Health Centers send invitations to parents. Please make use of this opportunity.

●Health Checkups for Children 3–4 Months of Age
 Location: Public Health Centers
 Notification: Individual notification is sent.
 Description: Physical measurements,
 health checkup, group instruction, and
 individual consultation

●Health Checkups for Children 6–7 and 9–10 Months of Age
 Location: Contracted medical institutions
 in the metropolitan area 
 Notification: The checkup slip is issued at the health
 checkup for children 3-4 Months of Age.
 Description: Physical measurements and health checkup
 
●Health Checkups for Children 1 Year and 6 Months Old
 Location: Contracted medical institutions in Shinjuku City
 Notification: The checkup slip is sent individually.
 Description: Physical measurements and health checkup

●Dental Health Checkups for Children 1 Year and 6 Months Old
 Location: Public Health Centers
 Notification: Individual notification is sent.
 Description: Dental checkup, individual consultation

●Health Checkups for Children 3 Years of Age
 Location: Public Health Centers
 Notification: Individual notification is sent.
 Description: Physical measurements, health checkup,
 dental checkup, and individual consultation.
Note: Please call the coordinating desk for more information.

■Immunizations

Inquiries Disease Prevention Section, Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division
  Immunization is important to protect babies against illnesses. Shinjuku City conducts immunizations for eligible city residents. The immunization location and time period vary depending on age and the type of immunization. Preliminary checkup sheets are mailed to those who are eligible.

Government Recommended Immunizations
● BCG

Eligibility: 11 months of age or younger

● DPT-IPV (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and inactive polio combination)
(Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus combination) 1st Term
Eligibility: 3 months of age to 7 years and 5 months of age
Note: Please call if your child was born in or before July 2012, has not completed polio or DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus combination) immunization, and does not have a preliminary checkup sheet.

● DT (diphtheria and tetanus combination) 2nd term
Eligibility: 11 to 12 years of age

● MR (measles and rubella combination) 1st term and 2nd term
Eligibility: 1st term, 12 to 23 months of age; 2nd term, 5 and 6 years of age (from one year before entrance to elementary school [April 1] up to the day before entrance to elementary school [March 31])

● Japanese encephalitis
Eligibility: 1st term, 6 months of age to 7 years and 5 months of age; 2nd term, 9 to 12 years of age
The 3rd term has been abolished.
 Children born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2007, who have not received or completed the required Japanese encephalitis immunization can now receive (or complete) the immunization at any point until they reach 20 years of age. Please inquire for details.

Influenza vaccinations for the elderly
Eligibility: (1) Those 65 years of age or older; (2) Those between 60 and 64 years old who have a serious disability affecting their heart, kidney, respiratory system, etc., or a serious immune deficiency (equivalent to level 1 in the Handbook for the Physically Disabled).
 The immunization fee is ¥2,200 per dose. The immunization is free of charge for those 75 years or older and in some other cases, such as for those who receives public financial assistance for everyday living.

Hib vaccine
Eligibility: 2 months of age to 4 years of age

Pneumococcal vaccine
Eligibility: 2 months of age to 4 years of age

Cervical cancer vaccine
Eligibility: Female children between the sixth grade of elementary school and first year of high school (and those of an equivalent age)
Note: As of February 2014, this immunization is not being actively promoted.


Immunization chart

Optional Immunization
 The following are optional immunizations. Please call for more details. Fees are exempted, such as for residents who belong to a household that receives public financial assistance for everyday living.

Mumps vaccine
Eligibility: From one year of age up to the day before they enter elementary school (until the first March 31 after their sixth birthdays)
The immunization fee is ¥3,000 per dose.

Chicken pox vaccine
Eligibility: From one year of age up to the day before they enter elementary school (until the first March 31 after their sixth birthdays)
The immunization fee is ¥3,000 per dose.

Influenza vaccine
Eligibility: 12 years of age or younger
The immunization fee is ¥1,500 per dose.

Pneumococcal vaccine for the elderly
Eligibility: (1) Those who are 65 years or older; (2) Those between 60 and 64 years old who have a serious disability affecting their heart, kidney, respiratory system, etc., or a serious immune deficiency (equivalent to level 1 in the Handbook for the Physically Disabled).
The immunization fee is ¥4,000 per dose.


■Fluoride Treatment

Inquiries Health Services Section, Health Promotion Division

 Dentists of contracted dental institutions in Shinjuku City provide dental and oral health checkups and fluoride treatment free of charge for children born between April 2, 2008, and April 1, 2012. Those who are eligible will be notified directly by the City Office.

■Birthday Present Program

Inquiries Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Child-Raising Support Division

 To celebrate the birth of a child, presents are given to him/her.
 To be eligible, you must have an address in Shinjuku City, have recently had a child, and the child’s address must also be in Shinjuku City. The City Office will notify those who are eligible.


■Medical Subsidies for Children

Inquiries Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Child-Raising Support Division

 Children from 0 to 15 years of age (before graduating from junior high school) with an address in Shinjuku City enrolled in health insurance are issued medical certificates. You must file an application to obtain the certificate.
 If you submit your health insurance card along with this medical certificate, you can be exempted from the personally borne cost for medical treatment with insurance. In addition, the cost of meals during hospitalization can be subsidized.

●Procedures
 Bring the required documents and complete the designated application procedures at the Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section of the Child-Raising Support Division, or at any Branch Office.

●Required Documents
 • Documentation verifying the account information
  of the applicant (Some financial institutions
  do not handle this procedure. Please call for more information.)
 • Health insurance card

■Children’s Short Stay Program

Inquiries Comprehensive Children’s Center

●What Is the Children’s Short Stay Program?
 In this program, child welfare facilities and others in the city provide child care overnight when parents are unable to care for their children (of elementary school age or younger) in the following cases:

 • Hospitalization for illness or childbirth
 • Nursing family members in illness
 • Going to a formal family ceremony,
    such as a wedding or funeral
 • Becoming a victim of an accident or disaster 
 • Exhaustion as a result of childrearing
 • Other conditions making it impossible
   to take care of the child at home

●Eligibility
 Children who live in the city up to sixth graders

●Number of Nights of Possible Use
 Up to seven nights

●Child Care Facility, etc.
 Short Stay cooperation families in the city,
 Futaba Infant and Toddler Center
 (Social Welfare Corporation Futaba Nursery School)

●Fees
 ¥3,000 per day (24 hours)
  (Programs for reduction/exemption of fee,
  according to the income of the parents, are available.)

●Application
 Please make a reservation with the Comprehensive Children’s Center (7-3-29 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku; Tel: 03-3232-0675). After you make a reservation, please file an application with the center or one of the following facilities:

• Shinanomachi Families with Children Support Center (20 Shinano-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tel: 03-3357-6855)
• Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center (2-7-24 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku; Tel: 03-3952-7752)
• Enokicho Families with Children Support Center (36 Enoki-cho, Shinjuku-ku; Tel: 03-3269-7345)
• Kita-Shinjuku Families with Children Support Center (3-20-2 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku; Tel: 03-3362-4152)

■Child Allowance

Inquiries: Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Child-Raising Support Division

  An allowance is available for those who are registered residents of Shinjuku City and are raising a child until the first March 31 after the child’s 15th birthday.
  The benefit amount may vary depending on your income.

Important
 An application must be filed in order to receive the allowance. If you delay in filing an application, the starting date for the allowance may be delayed as well.
  In addition to the application form, you may be asked to submit other documents in the application process.

Other
 For more information on this program, please read the Shinjuku City website or call the responsible department.


■Child Raising Allowance

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division

 There are two types of Child Raising Allowances, both of which are paid upon application. Both allowance programs have income restrictions.

■ Development Allowance
 For those raising a child meeting any of the following conditions, until the first March 31 after the child’s 18th birthday

 • A child whose parents are divorced
 • A child whose father or mother is dead
 • A child whose father or mother has
  a severe disability
 • A child with a father or mother for whom
  it is unclear whether he/she is dead or alive
 • A child whose father or mother has abandoned
  the home for one year or longer
 • A child whose father or mother was issued a protection
  order from a court related to his/her domestic violence
 • A child whose father or mother has been
  incarcerated for one year or longer
 • A child born out of wedlock
  (except if there is child support from the father or mother)

●Benefit Amount
 ¥13,500 per month per child

■ Allowance for the Disabled
 For those raising a child under 20 years
 of age with any of the following level of disability

 • A child with a mental disability, with Handbook for
  the Mentally Disabled
(Ai-no Techo) , Level 1, 2, or 3
 • A child with a physical disability, with a Handbook for
  the Physically Disabled
, Level 1 or 2
 • A child with cerebral palsy or progressive muscular dystrophy

●Benefit Amount
  ¥15,500 per month per child


■Child Support Allowance

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division

 Child Support Allowance is provided to fathers, mothers, or those raising a child meeting any of the following conditions, until the first March 31 after the child’s 18th birthday (under 20 years of age for those with a designated level of disability). An application must be filed in order to receive the allowance. Also, income restrictions apply.

 • A child whose parents are divorced
 • A child whose father or mother is dead or where it is unclear
  if he/she is dead or alive
 • A child whose father or mother has a severe disability
  (Handbook for the Physically Disabled, Level 1 or 2)
 • A child whose father or mother has abandoned the home
  for one year or longer
 • A child whose father or mother was issued a protection
  order from a court related to his/her domestic violence
 • A child whose father or mother has been incarcerated
  for one year or longer
 • A child born out of wedlock
  (except if there is child support from the father or mother)

Note: The allowance will not be provided if the child lives overseas.

●Benefit Amount
 • For one child
  Total Payment ¥41,140
  Partial Payment ¥9,710 to ¥41,130, depending on income
 • For two or more children
  For the second child an additional ¥5,000
  is added, while for the third and subsequent children,
  an additional ¥3,000 is added for each child.

■Special Child Support Allowance

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division

 Special Child Support Allowance is provided to those raising a child under 20 years of age with any of the following levels of disability (An application must be filed in order to receive the allowance. Also, income restrictions apply.):

 • A child with a mental disability, with Handbook for the Mentally Disabled (Ai-no Techo), Level 1 through 3 (severe or middle level)

 • A child with a physical disability, with Handbook for the Physically Disabled, Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 (partial) (severe or middle level)

  •If an illness or mental disability causes significant restrictions in everyday life, to the point of being similar to the above levels of disability.

●Benefit Amount
 Monthly amount per disabled child
 Level 1 (severe level): ¥50,050
 Level 2 (middle level): ¥33,330

■Family Support Programs

Inquiries: Shinjuku Social Welfare Conference
Shinjuku City Family Support Center
Tel: 03-5273-3545
Address: 1-17-20 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

 This is a mutual assistance program that is run by city residents on a membership basis and provides child-raising support in local communities. Registration is required for those who would like to receive assistance in child-raising (user member) and those who would like to offer assistance (provider member). Basically, the child is cared for at the home of the provider member.

● Eligibility
 Parents of children 43-days-old or older who live, work, or go to school in Shinjuku City

● Hours
 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

● Fees
 ¥800 per hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; ¥900 per hour between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and during year-end/New Year holidays

● How to Use
 (1) Complete registration procedures at the Family Support Center and apply for these services (reservation required).
 (2) Ask to be introduced to a provider member and discuss details with the provider member in advance.
 (3) Request support from the provider member when necessary.

■ Mutual Assistance Childcare Program for Ill or Recovering Children
 This is a program in which a program support staff member will provide childcare services at your home when your child is sick or recovering and cannot be looked after at a nursery school or other childcare facility.
●Who Can Use the Program
Parents of children from one year in age through the sixth grade of elementary school who live in Shinjuku City. Member registration is required.
●Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except on national holidays and during the year-end/New Year holidays)
●Fee
¥1,000 per hour
Notes: A doctor’s examination is required beforehand. This service may not be used in some cases.
●To take advantage of this program, please call for more information.


■Asobi-to Tsudoi-no Hiroba
 
(Play and Get-Together Plaza)

  These plazas are play areas and gathering areas for children from 0 through 3 years of age and their parents. There is no charge for using these facilities.
  Please call for information such as the opening hours and closed days.

Futaba Community Child Raising Support Center
Tel: 03-5363-2170
Address: 4 Minami-Moto-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Transportation: An eight-minute walk from JR Shinanomachi Station, or a 13-minute walk from JR Yotsuya Station

Haramachi Miyuki Community Child Raising Support Center
Tel: 03-3356-2663
Address: 2-43 Hara-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Transportation: A two-minute walk from Ushigome- Yanagicho Station on the Toei Oedo Line

■Yuttarino
A membership-based play center (fees charged) for children between 0 and 6 years of age. Please call for more information.

Tel: 03-5228-4377
Address: Kita-Yamabushi Children’s Hall 1F, 2-17 Kita-Yamabushi-cho, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There:A 10-minute walk from Kagurazaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line; a 10-minute walk from Ushigome Kagurazaka Station or Ushigome Yanagicho Station on the Toei Oedo Line; a five-minute walk from the Yamabushicho bus stop on the Ii (飯) 62 or Hashi (橋) 63 Toei Bus; or a 10-minute walk from the Ushigome-Yanagicho bus stop on the Shiro (白) 63 Toei Bus.
■Comprehensive Children’s Center / Families with Children Support Center

 The Comprehensive Children’s Center, which opened on April 1, 2011, offers all-inclusive support for child-raising, including assistance for children with disabilities. This facility functions as a Families with Children Support Center and a children’s hall and provides such services as offering a venue for after-school children’s clubs as well as activities after school for children with disabilities.
  The Families with Children Support Center not only functions as a children’s hall but also offers support for families raising children in the community.

■ Comprehensive Consultations for Families with Children
  Please ask for advice on any concerns, problems, or questions you may have about child-raising. The staff at the center will think matters through with you and offer advice. Also, they can introduce you to specialized institutions as necessary.

■ Introduction, Consultation, and Reception of Application for Home Services for Children
・Support with child-raising and housework after childbirth (at-home child-raising support program)
・If you need temporary overnight childcare due to the hospitalization of a parent (children’s short stay)
・Short-time childcare for infants and toddlers to help families with children (Short-time childcare in a play area is available at the Comprehensive Children’s Center, Enokicho Families with Children Support Center and Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center.
・Home visit services for parents who have concerns about raising children between 0 and 6 years of age (home-visit type childcare volunteering promotion program)

■ Play Area for Parents and Children

・There is an open play area where parents and children can feel free to come and play during the center’s business hours.
・The center holds events and continuous child-raising support classes so that parents with infants/toddlers can have friendly exchanges and make friends.

■ Child Abuse Prevention

 If you are wondering, is this a case of child abuse? please do not hesitate to call the Comprehensive Children’s Center or Families with Children Support Center. The community, relevant institutions, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Child Guidance Center will work together to find a solution.

Consultation on Child Development and Use of Services
 Consultation services are available to address any worries you have about your child’s development and to inform you of related services you can use. In addition, the center offers specialized support as well as babysitting services for children with developmental concerns.

● Comprehensive Children’s Center
Tel: 03-3232-0675
Address: 7-3-29 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There: A seven-minute walk from Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Fukutoshin Subway Line; a seven-minute walk from Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line; a 10-minute walk from Wakamatsu-Kawada Station on the Toei Oedo Line; or a one-minute walk from the Shinjuku-Kokokara-Hiroba-mae bus stop on the Ii (飯) 62, Hashi (橋) 63, or Shuku (宿) 74 Toei Bus.


● Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center
Tel: 03-3952-7752
Address: 2-7-24 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There: A six-minute walk from Shimo-Ochiai Station on the Seibu-Shinjuku Line

● Enokicho Families with Children Support Center
Tel: 03-3269-7345
Address: 36 Enoki-cho, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There: A 10-minute walk from Waseda Station on the Tozai Subway Line

● Shinanomachi Families with Children Support Center
Tel: 03-3357-6855
Address: 20 Shinano-machi, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There: A six-minute walk from Shinanomachi Station on the JR Sobu Line

Kita-Shinjuku Families with Children Support Center
Tel: 03-3362-4152
Address: 3-20-2 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
How to Get There: A 12-minute walk from Higashi-Nakano Station on the JR Sobu Line



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