Pregnancy and infant services

 Here is a short list of the various services offered to new mothers and infants in Obihiro during and after pregnancy.

Childbirth expense support

 There is a support system for persons who have trouble paying for their childbirth expenses. Must apply 3 months before childbirth.

Classes for new parents*

 Obihiro offers a “Papa-Mama” course and a “Fuzzy Family” course to teach new parents about health, nutrition, childbirth and child rearing. When your child is around 3 months old there is a “Sukusuku” class for the mother and father to further learn about the baby’s health and parenting.

Baby house call*

 New parents having their first child can request a Mother-child counselor to visit the home and give advice about the baby and mother’s health, measure the baby’s height and weight, explain about various city services, etc.

Infant physical exam*

 The Health and Welfare Center (Hoken Fukushi Senta) on the east side of Obihiro (East 8 South 13) has free physical examinations for infants that are 4 months old, 1 year 6 months old, or 3 years old.

10 month infant physical exam

 Certain designated hospitals and clinics in Obihiro offer free physical examinations for 10 month old infants. Please contact us for hospital names, locations and times.

Dental care

 Free dental check-ups and fluoride treatment (every 6 months) for children between 18 months old and 6 years old.

Infant vaccinations*

 The following vaccinations are offered (by law) for infants for free: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, BCG and polio.

※All services above marked with a * are offered by the City of Obihiro through the Health and Welfare Center (Hoken Fukushi Senta)
East 8 South 13
Tel: 0155-25-9722
Open: M-F 8:45 to 17:30 and on the 2nd Saturday of the month 9:00 to 17:00

Contact Us

International and Domestic Relations Section, Community Activities Department, City of Obihiro

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