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Child-Raising Support Services

Health Checkups for Infants and Toddlers

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

The city examines the health of babies free of charge on designated months of the baby’s age. Public Health Centers will 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 Months of Age and Health Checkups for Children 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 of Age
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 of Age
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 for more information.

Immunizations

Section in charge: 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 time period varies depending on age and the type of immunization. Preliminary checkup sheets are mailed to those who are eligible.

Government Recommended Periodic Immunizations (Type A; free of charge)
●Hepatitis B vaccine
Eligibility: Under 1 year of age, three times
Note: Since health insurance covers the mother and child contagious disease prevention program, children eligible for the program who already received the hepatitis B vaccine are not eligible for this government recommended periodic immunization.

●Hib vaccine
Eligibility: 2 months of age to 4 years of age, one to four times (the number of inoculations varies according to the date of the initial immunization)

●Pneumococcal vaccine
Eligibility: 2 months of age to 4 years of age, one to four times (the number of inoculations varies according to the date of the initial immunization)

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

●BCG (tuberculosis)
Eligibility: 11 months of age or younger, once

●MR (measles and rubella combination) 1st term and 2nd term
Eligibility: 1st term, 12 to 23 months of age, once; 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]), once

●Varicella vaccine
Eligibility: 1 and 2 years of age, twice

●Japanese encephalitis
Eligibility: 1st term, 6 months of age to 7 years and 5 months of age, three times; 2nd term, 9 to 12 years of age, once
– 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 free immunization at any point until they reach 20 years of age.
– Children born between April 2, 2007 and October 1, 2009 that have not completed the required first-term immunizations before they reach 7 years and 6 months of age can now receive these immunizations between 9 and 12 years of age free of charge. If you would like to have your child receive these immunizations, please ask for details.

●DT (two-type combination: diphtheria and tetanus vaccine) 2nd term
Eligibility: 11 to 12 years of age, once

●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), three times
Note: As of February 2019, this immunization is not being actively promoted.

Immunization chart

Optional Immunization
The following are optional immunizations. Please call for more details. The personally borne expense for these immunizations is exempted in some cases, such as for residents who belong to a household that receives public financial assistance for everyday living.

●Mumps
Eligibility: From one year of age up to the day before they enter elementary school (until the first March 31 after their sixth birthdays), once
You have to pay part of the total cost.

●Influenza
Eligibility: 12 years of age or younger, twice
You have to pay part of the total cost.

●MR (measles and rubella combination)
Eligibility: Children between 2 and 18 years of age who have not received the government recommended periodic immunization (excluding those who are eligible for the periodic immunization); up to two times (for the incomplete portion).
Free of charge.

Fluoride Treatment

Section in charge: 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 between 3 and 6 years of age. Those who are eligible will be notified directly by the City Office.

Birthday Present Program

Section in charge: Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Children and Family 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

Section in charge: Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Children and Family Division

Children up to the first March 31 after he/she reaches 15 years of age enrolled in Japanese health insurance are issued medical certificates upon application.
If you submit your health insurance card along with this medical certificate at the service counter of a medical institution in the metropolitan Tokyo area, you can be exempted from the personally borne cost for medical treatment covered by insurance. In addition, please apply for a subsidy if you pay the personally borne cost for medical treatment (for example, if you pay the cost of meals during hospitalization or if you undergo medical treatment at an institution outside of the metropolitan Tokyo area).

○Procedures
Bring the required documents and complete the designated application procedures at the Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section of the Children and Family Division, or at any Branch Office.
○Required Documents

  • Documentation verifying the account information of the applicant
  • A copy of the child’s health insurance card

Children’s Short Stay Program

Section in charge: 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
  • Taking a business trip (number of days per yearrestricted)
  • 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 (24 hours per night)
○Child Care Facility, etc.
Futaba Infant and Toddler Center, short stay cooperation families in the city
○Fees
¥3,000 per night (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 (Tel: 03-3232-0675).

Twilight Stay

Section in charge: Comprehensive Children’s Center

In this program, a cooperating family in Shinjuku City will take care of your child at night for a maximum of five hours if you are not able to do so.

○Eligibility
Children who live in the city up to sixth graders
○Number of Times of Possible Use
Twelve times per year
○Fees
¥2,000 each time (reduction/exemption programs are available according to the income of the parents)
○Requirements and Application
Please ask the Comprehensive Children’s Center (Tel: 03-3232-0675).

Child Allowance

Section in charge: Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Children and Family Division

An allowance is available for those who 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.

Child-Raising Allowance

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family 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 (Handbook for the Physically Disabled, Level 1 or 2)
  • 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 and not supported by the father (or mother in the case of a single-father household)

○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

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family 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
  • A child whose father or mother has a severe disability (Handbook for the Physically Disabled, Level 1 or 2)
  • 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 and not supported by the father (or mother in the case of a single-father household)

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

○Benefit Amount (as of August 2018)
• For one child
Total payment: ¥42,500 per month
Partial payment: ¥10,030 to ¥42,490 per month, depending on income

• For the second child
Total payment: ¥10,040 per month
Partial payment: ¥5,020 to ¥10,030 per month, depending on income

• For the third and subsequent child
Total payment: ¥6,020 per month
Partial payment: ¥3,010 to ¥6,010 per month, depending on income

Special Child Support Allowance

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family 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 (as of August 2018)
Monthly amount per disabled child
Level 1 (severe level): ¥51,700
Level 2 (middle level): ¥34,430

Family Support Programs

Inquiries: Shinjuku Social Welfare Conference
Shinjuku City Family Support Center

Address: 1-17-20 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5273-3545

●Regular Childcare Program
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).

○Eligibility
Parents of children between 43 days old and 18 years of age who live, work, or go to school in Shinjuku City
○Mutual Assistance Childcare Program

  • Providing childcare until the opening hours of a childcare facility such as a nursery school, kodomo-en, kindergarten, elementary school or Children’s Club
  • Providing childcare after the closing hours of a childcare facility
  • Taking children to and picking them up from a childcare facility
  • Providing childcare when the childcare facility is closed
  • Providing necessary services to help members with childrearing

○Hours
6 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.

●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 or the staff member’s 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
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (except on national holidays and during the year-end/New Year holidays)
○Fee
¥1,000 per hour
Note: 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.

Community Childrearing Support Center

These plazas are play areas and gathering areas for infants and toddlers 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
Address: 4 Minami-Moto-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5363-2170
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
Address: 2-43 Hara-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3356-2663
Transportation: A two-minute walk from Ushigome- Yanagicho Station on the Toei Oedo Line

Yuttarino

A membership-based facility for children and their parents. Please call for more information.
Address: Kita-Yamabushi Children’s Hall 1F, 2-17 Kita-Yamabushi-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5228-4377
How to Get There: A 10-minute walk from Kagurazaka Station on the Tozai Subway 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) 61 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.

●Childcare Services, Etc.
○At-Home Childrearing Support Program (Pre-/Post-partum Support) (See page 3)
○Children’s Short Stay Program (See page 6)
○Twilight Stay (See page 6)
○Short-Time Childcare in a Play Area
This program provides short-time childcare for infants and toddlers. The program is conducted at the Comprehensive Children’s Center, Enokicho Families with Children Support Center and Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center.
○Visiting Childrearing Consultation
Experienced nursery school teachers can visit your home, offer advice, introduce games, offer encouragement at meals and provide other information related to childrearing. Please apply to the Comprehensive Children’s Center.
○Home Visit Childrearing Volunteer Promotion Program (Home Start)
Volunteers visit homes where the parents have problems or concerns with childrearing (from newborns up to 6 years of age).

●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.

Inquiries: Comprehensive Children’s Center
Address: 7-3-29 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3232-0675

Inquiries: Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center
Address: 2-7-24 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3952-7752

Inquiries: Enokicho Families with Children Support Center
Address: 36 Enoki-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3269-7345

Inquiries: Shinanomachi Families with Children Support Center
Address: 20 Shinano-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3357-6855

Inquiries: Kita-Shinjuku Families with Children Support Center
Address: 3-20-2 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3362-4152

April 1, 2019