Health examinations

For early detection and early treatment, make sure you have annual health checkup

Lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer, stroke and diabetes often do not present with noticeable symptoms, and are often already advanced when detected. Annual health checkups will allow early detection of these diseases. PwC Health Insurance Society is actively supporting people to undergo health checkups so that they can have the opportunity to review their lifestyles by looking at the changes in their health data.

Basic health checkup

Application acceptance period: March 19th, 2018, to March 15th, 2019

Examination period: one time during the period from April 1st, 2018, to March 31st, 2019 (until the resignation date (the day before the disqualification date))

Test items for each health checkup

Type of examination Eligible persons
(in a given fiscal year)
Personal payment
Comprehensive medical examination
(including same-day examinations and specified health diagnoses)
Insured person and dependent(s) aged 40 and older No personal payment
Health checkup for lifestyle-related diseases Insured person and dependent(s) aged 30 and older No personal payment
Health checkup for young adults Insured person and spouse under age 30 No personal payment
  • * Upon request, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening (breast ultrasonography, mammography) is available not only to those undergoing the "comprehensive medical examination" or the "health checkup for lifestyle-related diseases," but also to those undergoing the "health checkup for young adults."
  • *Upon request, "stomach X-ray" or "gastroscopy" screening is available to those undergoing the "health checkup for lifestyle-related diseases". Note that persons who choose to have a "gastroscopy" screening done must pay any additional cost of the gastroscopy beyond the cost of an X-ray.
  • * Insured persons and dependent(s) aged 30-39 can use cafeteria points (15,000 points) and undergo "comprehensive medical examination" instead, if they wish.
  • * Cafeteria points can be used to undergo comprehensive medical examinations at St. Luke's International Hospital.
     Persons who are 30 to 39 years old: 30,000 points
     Persons who are 40 or older: 15,000 points
  • * On-line reservation system
  • * The age reference date is March 31st, 2019.

Optional examination

Type of examination Eligible persons Personal payment
Cervical cancer screening Insured person and dependent(s) aged 30 and older.
The spouse is the only exception to this age limit.
No personal payment
Breast cancer screening
(It is possible to undergo both a breast ultrasonography and mammography.)
Insured person and dependent(s) aged 30 and older.
The spouse is the only exception to this age limit.
No personal payment
Stomach X-ray / Gastroscopy Those who have undergone the health checkup for
lifestyle-related diseases
  • No self-burden is required for X-ray.
  • In the case of gastroscopy, any additional cost beyond the cost of an X-ray must be paid by the examinee.
Examinations generally done at certain ages (brain medical examinations) Insured persons who are 35 to 39 years old or 40 to 44 years old
  • * Insured persons can have this examination done once for each of the above age groups. Click here to see a list of available medical institutions.
15,000 points
  • * Cafeteria points can be used to undergo other optional tests (CT, MRI, MRA, bone density, tumor marker tests, etc.).
  • * Cafeteria points can be used in the case of application in advance, but the examinee must pay the entire amount if an optional test is added on the test date.

Medical institutions

Contracted medical institutions

For the latest list of medical institutions under contract, see the “Medical-Examination Reservation System”.

In principle, health checkups should be taken at the contracted medical institutions.
PwC Health Insurance Society and the medical institutions have agreements on the content of the various health checkups to protect the employees against diseases. Please select a contracted medical institution to undergo the health checkup.
The only exception is when it is difficult for dependent(s) living in provincial cities to visit the contracted medical institutions. In such a case, please contact the PwC Health Insurance Society. The table on the down shows the maximum amount that the Society will cover.

Category of examination Maximum coverage
Comprehensive medical
examination
Up to 48,600 yen
Health checkup for lifestylerelated
diseases
Up to 27,000 yen
Health checkup for young
adults
Up to 10,800 yen

Submission of the examination results to your employer

Regarding the results of the legally designated test items, all insured persons will be asked to accept/consent to submission of the health checkup results to the employer.

How to apply for a health checkup

(Japanese version only)
  1. STEP1Decide the medical institutions
    Check the contracted medical institutions.Select the medical institution you wish to visit.
    Contracted medical institutions
  2. STEP2Make an appointment

    Reservation by telephone

    1.Call the medical institution and make an appointment.
    2.Click on the "Physical Examination Reservation System".
    3.Click on Reservation by telephone.Enter the details of the appointment as discussed on the telephone.
    Reservation by telephone/Enter the details online

    On-line reservation (Any time of the day!)

    1.Click on the "Physical Examination Reservation System".
    2.Click on On-line reservation.Reservation + entry of application information.
    On-line reservation
  3. STEP3Receiving a "Visit Approval Slip"
    After your exam appointment data has been recorded, you will be sent a fax or e-mail from Value HR Inc. (external contractor).
    (E-mail address of the sender: vc-support@apap.jp)
  4. STEP4Information including the test kit is sent by the medical institution.
  5. STEP5Visit the medical institution
    On the day of the visit, remember to take the following items with you.
    Health insurance card
    Visit approval slip
    Specimen containers/health questionnaire etc. that had been sent from the medical institution
  6. STEP6The results are delivered by the medical institution.
    Follow-up examinations (reexamination) are covered by health insurance.
    Please pay the copayment amount (30% of the cost) at the window.

To modify/cancel the application (reservation)

The person who made the reservation must contact the medical institution directly by telephone and then inform the results to the agency in charge of managing the physical examination procedures (Value HR Customer Service (see below)) by telephone or by e-mail.

In some cases, modification/cancellation of a reservation may require a further process on the "Physical Examination Reservation System." Please check with the agency in charge of managing the physical examination procedures (Value HR Customer Service).

Modification of the Date/
Time, Physical Examination
Course, or the Content
It is not necessary for the applicant to re-enter the information on the system. The agency in charge of managing the physical examination procedures (Value HR Customer Service) will do it instead.
Changing the medical institution or cancellation The agency in charge of managing the physical examination procedures (Value HR Customer Service) will make the necessary cancellation. Please follow the guidance and make a new reservation from Step 1.

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