For expectant mothers who wish to test for COVID-19 before childbirth
Guidance of Pre-delivery Virus Test Subsidy for Worried Expectant Mothers in Shiga PrefectureIn Shiga Prefecture, expectant mothers who are worried about their health issues can consult the family obstetrician or gynecologist; shall they wish to do so, the prefecture will subsidize part of the cost of a virus test to confirm whether they are infected with COVID-19 before delivery.
People who underwent a test for COVID-19 on or after April 1, 2020 and paid for it at their own expense will be reimbursed up to 20,000 yen if they apply to Shiga Prefecture.
Eligible applicantsThose who have been tested for the virus to confirm the presence of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy but do not have symptoms that suggest novel coronavirus infection.
Generally, the woman should be about 35 weeks pregnant, but the range can extend at the discretion of the physician.
It does not matter where the expectant mother lives.
Expectant mothers who have received a pre-test explanation (Form 1) and submitted a consent form (Form 2).
However, inspections conducted up to August 20, 2020 might come without a written consent.
Subject periodInspections conducted on or after April 1, 2020
SubsidyThe cost of virus testing conducted to confirm the presence of COVID-19 infection before delivery. Up to 20,000 yen per person for one test.
Application MethodSubmit a set of the following documents to the Cancer, Disease Control, Mother and Child Health Care Section, Healthy Life Span Promotion Division, Health and Medical Welfare Department, Shiga Prefecture.
Documents required for application
For applicants who have been tested and receive direct cost subsidy (Examinees ⇒ apply to the prefecture)
- Application form (Form No. 3) ※Available from maternity medical institutions, municipal offices in charge of maternal and child health care, health centers, and the Shiga Prefecture website
- Receipts issued by the inspection implementation organization (original) ※Only if it is not stated in the application form ("Proof of Cost Required for Inspection" in Form No. 3)
- Copy of the bank transfer account passbook (page where you can see the account number and branch number)
※The name of the examinee, the cost of the PCR test, the date of the test, the amount of the receipt, the date of receipt, the name of the medical institution, and the seal of the receipt must be shown.
When the subject who has been inspected has delegated the request and receipt of the request to the organization that conducts the inspection. (Inspecting organization => request to the prefecture)
- Application form (Form No. 3)
- Invoice (Form No. 4)
- List of virus testers (Form No. 5)
Application deadlineMarch 31, 2021
※If you take the test in March 2021, the application can be made until Friday, April 30th, 2021
Submission and InquiriesCancer, Disease Control, Mother and Child Health Care Section, Healthy Life Span Promotion Division, Health and Medical Welfare Department, Shiga Prefecture
520-8577, Kyomachi 4-1-1, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
TEL 077-528-3653 FAX 077-528-4857