Japan Hospitals

Japan Medical Information

Japan hospitals

Japan has a high standard of medical care provided in its hospitals.

Medical costs are high in Japan and visitors are recommended to take out travel health insurance. Residents are encouraged by the Japanese government to become part of the national health insurance scheme, though many foreign residents prefer to take out their own private insurance. Full-time employees of Japanese companies or universities will be enrolled into the national insurance scheme with deductions taken monthly from their salaries.

Japan's tourist offices should have a list of English speaking doctors and dentists in the area they cover and many English-language magazines also advertise the services of English-speaking health practitioners. International hotels may have doctors on call.

In case of emergency call an ambulance (Tel: 119), though ambulance staff are not trained paramedics in Japan.

For minor ailments consult a high street pharmacy.

Hospitals 病院

As a rule of thumb, health services are better in the big cities than rural areas. University-affiliated hospitals, training hospitals, prefectural hospitals and Red Cross hospitals are considered among the best hospitals in Japan.

A number of hospitals in Japan are included on the following list of government-supported medical institutions recommended for foreigners: www.japanhospitalsearch.org

The hospitals on the list are recommended for patients from around the world seeking advanced medical care in Japan.

Healthy Tokyo

HealthyTokyo makes it easy for patients to find and make appointments with English speaking doctors in Japan.

The list includes specialists in acupuncture, ophthalmology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, pediatrics and dermatology and plastic surgery.

If you are not sure which doctor is the right one for you you can use the free live chat to talk with the HealthyTokyo concierge online.

Medical Facilities in Japan With English Speaking Staff

Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Health & Medical Information Center
Tel: 03 5285 8181 (English spoken)
Emergency Interpretation Service: 03 5285 8185
Provides medical referral service and explanation of the Japanese health system.

American Pharmacy
Tel: 03 5220 7716
Maru Bldg. B1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6390

Cancer Institute Hospital
Tel: 03 3520 0111
3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550

International University of Health and Welfare Mita Hospital
Tel: 03 3451 8121
1-4-3 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8329

Jutendo University Hospital
Tel: 03 3813 3111
3-1-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8431

Keio University Hospital
Tel: 03 3353 1211
35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582

National Cancer Center Hospital
Tel: 03 3542 2511
5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045

National Center for Child Health and Development
Tel: 03 3416 0181
2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8535

National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Tel: 03 3202 7181
1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655

NTT Medical Center Tokyo
Tel: 03 3448 6111
5-9-22 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8625

Sakakibara Heart Institute
Tel: 042 314 3141
3-16-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0003

St Luke's International Hospital
Tel: 03 3541 5151
9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8560

Seibo International Catholic Hospital
Tel: 03 3951 1111
2-5-1 Nakaochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-8521

Tokai University Tokyo Hospital
Tel: 03 3370 2321
1-2-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053

Tokyo Adventist Hospital (Tokyo Eisei Byoin)
Tel: 03 3392 6151
3-17-3 Amanuma, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-8507

Tokyo British Clinic
Tel: 03 5458 6099
Daikanyama Y Bldg. 2F
2-13-7 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021

Tokyo Medical & Surgical Clinic
Tel: 03 3436 3028
No. 32 Shibakoen Bldg. 2F
3-4-30 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011

Tokyo Midtown Medical Center
Tel: 03 5413 7911
Midtown Tower 6F, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6206

Tokyo Takanawa Hospital
Tel: 03 3443 9191
3-10-11 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8606

Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital
Tel: 03 3353 8111
8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666

Tokyo Women's Medical University Daini Hospital
Tel: 03 3810 1111
2-1-10 Nishiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-8567

Toranomon Hospital
Tel: 03 3588 1111
2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8470

University of Tokyo Hospital
Tel: 03 5800 8728
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655

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Kyoto

Japan Baptist Hospital
Tel: 075 781 5191
47 Yamanomotocho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8273

Kyoto City Hospital
Tel: 075 311 5311
1-2 Higashi Takada-cho, Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8845

Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital
Tel: 075 561 1121
749 Honmachi 15-chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981

Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital
Tel: 075 231 5171, Fax: 075 256 3451
355-5 Haruobi-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8026

Kyoto Prefectural Medical University Hospital
Tel: 075 251 5111
465 Kajii-cho, Hirokuji Agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566

Kyoto University Hospital
Tel: 075 751 3111
54 Shogoin-kawaharacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto,606-8507

Osaka

Kosei Nenkin Hospital
Tel: 06 6441 5451
2-78 Fukushima 4-chome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553-0003

Japan Red Cross Hospital (Nihon Sekijyuji Byoin)
Tel: 06 6771 5131
5-53 Fudegasaki-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543 8666

National Cardiovascular Center (Kokuritsu Junkankibyo Senta)
Tel: 06 6833-5012
5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565

Osaka Central Hospital (Osaka Chuo Byoin)
Tel: 06 6313 3461
8-2 Sonezaki 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001

Osaka University Hospital (Handai Byoin)
Tel: 06 6879 5111
2-15 Yamadagaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

Sumitomo Hospital
Tel: 06 6443 1261
2-2 Nakanoshima 5-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005

Yodogawa Christian Hospital
Tel: 06 6322 2250
Awaji-Honmachi l-chome, Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka 533-0032

Nagoya

Nagoya University Hospital
Tel: 052 741 2111
65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8560

Japanese Red Cross Daiichi Hospital
Tel: 052 481 5111
3-35 Michishitacho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 453-8511

Japanese Red Cross Daiini Hospital
Tel: 052 832 1121
2-9 Myokencho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 466-8650

Aichi Cancer Center
Tel: 052 762 6111
1-1 Kanokoden, Chikusa-ku Nagoya 464-8681

Sapporo & Hokkaido

Hokkaido University Hospital
Tel: 011 716 1161
Kita 14-5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-8648

Hokuto Hospital
Tel: 01564 48 8000
7-5 Kisen, Inada-cho, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido 080-0833

Fukuoka

Fukuoka Kinen Hospital
Tel: 092 821 4731
1-1-35 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 814-8525

Fukuoka University Hospital
Tel: 092 801 1011
7-45-1 Nanakuma Jonan-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 814-0180

Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital
Tel: 092 771 8151
1-3-46 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 390-8510

Hiroshima

Hiroshima University Hospital
Tel: 082 257 5555
Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 734-0037

Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba Hospital
Tel: 029 853 3570
2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8576

Useful Phone Numbers

Ambulance 119
Police 110


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