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Do you know generic medicine (generic drug)?

Last update date December 28, 2018

Generic medicine is pharmaceutical product having active ingredient same as starting pharmaceutical products which are sold after patent of starting pharmaceutical products (new medicine) expired.

  • Point 1: We can say that it is generally cheap and is more economical than starting pharmaceutical products.
    It leads to reduction of self-burden of everybody, improvement of Yokohama-shi National Health Insurance finance.
  • Point 2: Effect and safety are approximately equal to starting pharmaceutical products.
    Form or color of medicine may be different from starting pharmaceutical products.
  • Point 3: There is not generic medicine to all pharmaceutical products.
    By treatment policy and medical institution of doctor, stock of drugstore, we may not offer generic medicine.

When generic medicine is hoped for, please consult with doctor, pharmacist.

Do you have "prescription notebook?"
Contents of prescription are listed in prescription notebook, of medicine drink, and is useful for health care of check and you of laying upon. Please consult with family drugstore.

Inquiry about procedure

Please refer to ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section of ward to live.

List of references of each ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section
Inquiry by emailPhone number
Tsurumi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-510-1810
Kanagawa Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-411-7126
Nishi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-320-8427, 045-320-8428
Naka Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-224-8317, 045-224-8318
Minami Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-341-1128
Konan Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-847-8423
Hodogaya Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-334-6338
Asahi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-954-6138
Isogo Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-750-2428
Kanazawa Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-788-7838, 045-788-7839
Kohoku Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-540-2351
Midori Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-930-2344
Aoba Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-978-2337
Tsuzuki Ward   Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-948-2336, 045-948-2337
Totsuka Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-866-8450
Sakae Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-894-8426
Izumi Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-800-2425, 045-800-2426, 045-800-2427
Seya Ward Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section045-367-5727, 045-367-5728

Inquiry to this page

Health and Social Welfare Bureau life Welfare Division Insurance and Pension Division

Telephone: 045-671-4067

Telephone: 045-671-4067

Fax: 045-664-0403 (to ward office as for the inquiry about procedure mentioned above please contact)

E-Mail address [email protected]

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