An English interpreter is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays,
from 8:30 to 16:00 at City Hall
When you confirm your pregnancy, you must immediately file a pregnancy notification and receive a Maternal and Child Health Handbook. Handbooks are available in Chinese, English, Portuguese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
This handbook contains application cards for health check-ups for the baby and the mother. The pregnant woman is eligible for 14 free health check-ups at any medical facility with the application cards.
When you move to Fukui, you cannot use health check-up application cards obtained in your previous municipality. You will need to exchange them at the Health Center for those used in Fukui City.
Maternal and Child Health Handbook
☆Section in charge
・Health Center 4-14-30 Joto, Fukui City
・Shimizu Health Center 28-8-1 Kazamaki-cho, Fukui City
※ Maternal and Child Health Handbooks also can be obtained at SHIMIN-KA.
市民課 (SHIMIN-KA) Window number 2 HONKAN (Main Building) 1F
When a baby is born in Japan, either the father or the mother must file a Birth Notification within 14 days of birth at city hall.
☆Things you need to prepare
・Birth Notification (can be obtained at the SHIMIN-KA window)
・Birth Certificate (must be completed by a doctor)
・Maternal and Child Health Handbook
☆Section in charge
市民課 (SHIMIN-KA) Window number 4 HONKAN (Main Building) 1F
Other notifications after childbirth
Services you can Receive After Childbirth
- Lump-sum Birth Allowance
- Child Allowance
- Child Medical Care Subsidy
- Child Support Allowance
- Special Child Support Allowance
- Medical Care Subsidy for single-mother and children, single-father and children and widows
- Babies and Infants Medical Check-ups
- Vaccinations (Immunization)
- Consultation service about childcare