Healthcare / Gakuseikenpo

Keio Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association (Gakuseikenpo)

The Keio Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association (hereafter "Gakuseikenpo") is a cooperative based on a spirit of mutual aid among students. It was established in 1959 with the aim of supporting student life from a health perspective. Full-time undergraduate and graduate degree students enrolled at Keio University become members of the Gakuseikenpo when they enter the university.

Main activities of the Gakuseikenpo

 ■Medical care benefits: A scheme where a portion of the co-payment of a student's medical expences will be reimbursed after receiving medical treatment covered by health insurance at a health and medical care facility. 
Partial changes to the system has already come into effect starting with treatments received since April 1, 2018. 

■Prevention benefits: In addition to operating the Training Room on Hiyoshi Campus and offering subsidized accomodation rates at keiyaku ryokan (inns with which the Gakuseikenpo has an agreement), these benefits include activities to promote good health and prevent illness among students such as the various events planned by the Students Health Care Mutual Aid Committee, which is a welfare organization composed of student members.

For more information, please see the "Guidebook for the Keio University Dtudent Health Care Mutual Association (Kenpo-no-tebiki)".

Important: The Gakuseikenpo Application System for Medical Care Benefits will be out of operation(September 19 at 17:00 to September 24 at 12:00)

The Gakuseikenpo Application System for Medical Care Benefits will be out of operation from Thursday、 September 19 at 17:00 to Tuesday、 September 24 at 12:00 for system maintenance. We ask for your understanding in advance.

Important: Applications (for August/September) for the Gakuseikenpo medical care benefits for students graduating, completing or withdrawing in September 2019

Those students who are graduating, completing their studies, or withdrawing (voluntary withdrawal, transferring to the second year, withdrawal upon completion of course requirements, etc.) in September 2019 can apply to the Gakuseikenpo (Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association) medical care benefits for consultation fee until 21 September 2019. For those students, since the online system will be unaccessible later than 17:00 on 19 September 2019, please follow the procedure below to apply to the benefits for the August and September consultation fee.  

Consultation/dispensation dates

August 1 to 31

September 1 to 21

From September 22 onwards

How to apply

Enter the required items on the Gakuseikenpo Online System, submit the printed “Application for Medical Care Benefits” and the original receipts to the supervising counter at the campus you belong to.

Not eligible for application  (*)

Deadline for online entry

Enter and register the required items on the Gakuseikenpo Online System by 17:00 on 19 September (Thu), submit the printed “Application for Medical Care Benefits” and the original receipts.

1. Consultation fee from 1 to 18 September

: Enter and register the required items on the Gakuseikenpo Online System by 17:00 on 19 September (Thu), submit the printed “Application for Medical Care Benefits” and the original receipts.

2. Consultation fees from 19 to 21 September

: The online entry is unnecessary.

The separate application form (available at the counter) should be filled at the submission.

Deadline for submission

September 30 (Mon.)

October 31 (Thu)

The application submission should be  done once per each month.

To apply to the consultation fee from September 1 to 18, and from September 19 to 21, please ensure to submit 2 forms for each period.

Eg.) To apply for the fee on September 1 and 21, submit (a) & (b) together.

 -> (a) For September 1 consultation,  the printed application form and the original receipts.

     (b) For September 21, the filled separate form available at the campus counter and the original receipts. 

Place of submission

The Office of Student Service at the campus where you belong to in Spring Semester

Students must submit in person. Submissions by proxies or by mail will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Reception time is different by each campus. Please confirm the website below.

http://www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/en/life/mado/

* If you transfer to the second year or advance to a higher degree program in the Fall Semester of 2019, please apply in the usual way with your new student ID number from September 22 onwards.

Please confirm how to apply for medical care benefits from the website below.

 http://keio.jp  (access keio.jp → select Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association “Medical care benefits system” from the “Application” menu)

Important Notes

Please note that the system is unavailable regularly between 3:00 and 7:00 every day.

Students graduating, completing or withdrawing in September 2019 will be unable to confirm the status of applications on the Gakuseikenpo Online System later than 17:00 on 19 September, 2019. Please confirm the transferred benefit amounts in your registered bank account at the end of following month of submission.

If you withdraw from the University before 21 September, 2019, the consultation fee until on the date of withdrawal will be eligible for medical care benefits.

If you do not have a valid student ID at submission, please ensure to present personal ID which allows the confirmation of your identity.

Impotant notes: For medical treatments received between January and March 2018

For medical treatments received from April 1, 2018, applications will no longer be categorized into general hospitals, Keio University Hospital, and pharmacies. Regardless of where you receive treatment, the application procedures will be the same. Please note that the application procedures using the “Certificate of Medical Expense Receipt” and the automatic reimbursement system for treatments received at Keio University Hospital (including at the Shinanomachi Campus Health Center), which has been in place up to now, will be abolished. 
 
From April 1, 2018, you will not be able to apply online for medical care benefits for treatments received between January and March 2018. Please use the existing application procedure using the “Certificate of Medical Expense Receipt” form and submit the application by the end of March 2018.
If you submit an application using the “Certificate of Medical Expense Receipt” for reimbursements for treatments received between January and March 2018 on April 1, 2018 or later, you will receive the payment in or after August 2018. 

Important notes: Changes to the Medical Care Benefit System

The operation of the Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association (hereafter “Gakuseikenpo”) is supported by the annual fee paid by its members (full-time undergraduate and graduate students). However, in recent years, the cost for medical benefits, which accounts for 80% or more of total expenditure, has been rising each year. If this situation continues, not only the medical care benefit system but the association itself will no longer be able to sustain itself within the next few years. For this reason, it is imperative to revise the medical care benefit system in order to reduce expenditure. At the Gakuseikenpo board of directors meeting, it was decided that partial changes to the system will be made and will come into effect starting with treatments received in April 2018. 

Revisions

Item Before revision After revision
Treatments subject to the benefit Treatments covered by the health insurance excluding treatment at orthopedic clinics, osteopathicclinics, and acupuncture-moxibustion clinics   Treatments covered by the health insurance excluding treatment at orthopedic clinics, osteopathic clinics, acupuncture-moxibustion clinics and dental treatment ※
Co-payment Treatment received in the same month at the same medical facility or department  (hospitalization, outpatient treatment and treatment at a pharmacy are separate) is considered a single instance of co-payment. Treatments received in the same month will no longer be categorized based on the type of consultation (hospitalization, outpatient treatment, treatment at a pharmacy, and treatment at a clinic). All types within the same month will now be combined and          considered as a single instance of co-payment.
Amount borne by patient 1,000 yen per instance of co-payment 2,000 yen instance of co-payment
Reimbursement limit 62,600 yen per instance of co-payment
200,000 yen per person per year
50,000 yen per application
150,000 yen per person per year
Application deadline The last day of the fourth month after the month treatment and/or prescription were received. The last day of the second month after the month treatment and/or prescription were received.
Application method Enter the required information into the Certificate of Medical Expense Receipt and attach the original receipts, or request the medical institution to enter the information into the form, and submit it to the Office of Student Services on your campus. Enter all the required information online and submit the original receipts to the Office of Student Services on your campus.
Treatments received at
Keio University Hospital
Submit your student ID card at the hospital reception and register your bank account. Enter all the required information online and
submit the original receipts to the Office of
Student Services on your campus.

※However, treatment received for oral and maxillofacial surgery is eligible for medical care benefit.

Contact Information

・Mita Campus: Office of Student Services (Scholarships and Financial Assistance)
・Hiyoshi Campus (Undergraduates): Office of Student Services (Student Life Services)
・Yagami Campus: Office of Student Services (Student Life Services)
・Shinanomachi Campus: Office of Student Services (Student Life Services)
・Shonan Fujisawa Campus (Faculty of Policy Management, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Graduate School of Media and Governance): SFC Office (Student Services)
・Shonan Fujisawa Campus (Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Graduate School of Health Management) : Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care Office
・Shiba-Kyoritsu Campus: Office of Student Services
・Hiyoshi Campus (Graduate): Office of Student Services (Graduate Schools)

  • Guidebook for the Keio University Student Health Care Mutual Aid Association (Kenpo-no-tebiki)

Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research

Keio University is a member of Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES), and through it Keio pays for “Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research,” an insurance plan which covers students who suffer physical injury from an unexpected accident in the course of their educational and research activities. This insurance is for regular undergraduate and postgraduate students, research students, and short-term international students (MEXT scholarship students and designated exchange students only), Japanese Language Program students, and Keio International Program students. “Educational and research activities” means regular curricular activities on- and off-campus, participation in university events, and extracurricular activities (advance notification to the university is required for off-campus activities). Accidents that occur on the way between a student’s residence and the university, and while traveling between university facilities, are also covered. However, "illness" is not covered by this insurance. In addition, depending on the number of hospital visits it takes to recover, you may not qualify for this insurance. If you have received any physical injury while engaged in the activities described above, please visit the Office of Student Services (Student Life Services).