- Living in Dongjak
- Support for Multicultural Families
- Medical Care for Multicultural Families
Medical Care for Multicultural Families
Medical Care for Multicultural Families
- If you are enrolled in the national health insurance system, you can receive medical services at reasonable prices, have a free health checkup, and will have your funeral expenses covered after your death.
How to Enroll in the National Health Insurance System
- Even if you do not have Korean nationality, you can enroll in the national health insurance system after completing your alien registration. If you are employed, you can enroll in the national insurance system through your work. If both you and your spouse are unemployed, you can enroll in the national insurance system directly from the regional Health Insurance Corporation.
- If your spouse is a corporate health insurance policy holder, you can be registered as a dependent by submitting a Dependents Eligibility Acquisition Notification, Certificate of Alien Registration, your spouse’s Certificate of Family Relations, and Marriage Certificate.
- If you are an eligible recipient of medical benefits in accordance with the National Basic Livelihood Security Act, you can receive medical benefits even though you do not have national health insurance.
- National health insurance Service English language consultations
Free Medical Care for those who do not have National Health Insurance
- If you do not have national health insurance due to financial difficulties, you can receive free medical care. Female marriage immigrants and their children who do not have national health insurance and are not entitled to medical benefits can receive hospitalization and surgery expenses.
- National Medical Center ☎ 02-2260-7114
- Local medical centers (Seoul Medical Center ☎ 02-3430-0201)
- Red cross hospitals (Seoul Red Cross Hospital ☎ 02-2002-8000)
- Medical institutions designated by mayors (Medical Center for Foreign Workers ☎ 02-863-9966 / Seoul Metropolitan Dongbu Hospital ☎02-920-9114)
- How to get medical care
- To get medical care at medical centers, red cross hospitals, National Medical Center, and medical institutions designated by mayors, female marriage immigrants without Korean citizenship should apply for medical care benefits.
- To apply for medical care benefits, a Passport or Certificate of Alien Registration and a document proving the marriage with a Korean should be submitted.
- Female victims of family violence and sexual violence can receive free medical care associated with shelters.
- Female marriage immigrants with Korean citizenship, national health insurance policy holders, or eligible recipients of medical benefits are excluded from this service. However, you can receive free medical care if a relevant organization confirms that you cannot receive such benefits due to your spouse’s absence, escape, etc.
- Up to five million won of medical expenses covering hospitalization to discharge is provided per person.
- If the medical expenses exceed five million won, submit a statement of reasons to receive up to an additional five million won.
- If the medical expenses exceed 10 million won, 80% of the amount exceeded is provided.
(Subsidies may vary depending on the regions. Contact local medical centers, Red Cross hospitals, National Medical Center, city/province-designated medical institutions, community health centers, Health & Welfare Call Center (☎129), or eup/myeon/dong community service centers for further details.)
Medical Benefits System
- The government pays medical expenses required for disease/injury treatment, childbirth delivery, etc. for families with financial difficulties.
- Medical benefits
- Medical benefits are provided to eligible recipients of medical benefits (family members with a household income less than the minimum costs of living) in accordance with the National Basic Living Security Act. Female marriage immigrants who raise children with Korean citizenship may be entitled to medical benefits.