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Public health centers

The public health center (hokenjo and hoken center) offers the following services to local citizens:

Daily healthcare support for citizens

  • Health consultation, support for healthy life
  • Checkups and guidance for expectant mothers, infants and toddlers
  • Promotion of environmental health / Prevention against infectious disease
  • Financial support for medical expenses

Other services

  • Prevention against AIDS, tuberculosis, and other intractable diseases
  • Statistical surveys and research

Information regarding local public health centers in Tokyo can be found on the website of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health.

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