When you get sick….
It is recommended that you locate English-speaking doctors in private clinics or hospitals near your office and apartment beforehand. If you have a chronic disease, locate the clinic or hospital most suitable to treat it. Moreover, it will be helpful if you have your medical and dental treatment records.
When you go to see a doctor, please take your health insurance policy with you whenever you go to a hospital or a clinic.
You should get a medical insurance claim form and a receipt. It is advisable to also bring cash in case you have to pay your bill and be reimbursed later.
It is also a good idea to call the clinic in advance to make sure a doctor is available on the day.
IN AN EMERGENCY AND AFTER HOURS
Dial 119 to call an ambulance. English-speaking operator on duty 24 hours a day
Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center
Tel: 03-5285-8181 (9am – 8pm daily)
Languages: Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Spanish *This organization provides information about medical institutions with staff who speak foreign languages and information about the medical and health insurance systems in Japan.
EMERGENCY TRANSLATION SERVICE
Tel: 03-5285-8185 (5pm-8pm weekdays, 9am-8pm weekends and holidays)
Language: Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Spanish)
Translation service through phone is also available for foreign patients visiting a hospital if their treatment is not going to be carried out smoothly because of language difficulty. (for medical institutions).
English Speaking Doctors / Hospitals List
You may feel nervous when you get sick in the country people do not speak your language. But there are quite many doctors speak English and/or other languages in Tokyo and Yokohama.
We list here a couple of major doctors in Minato-ku arera, please also check our company website to find a doctor near you.
TOKYO MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CLINIC
32, Shiba Koen Building 2F., 3-4-30, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm Mon. – Fri. 9:00am – 1:00pm Sat. Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays, Dec. 30th. – Jan. 3rd.
TOKYO MIDTOWN MEDICAL CENTER
(In affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International)
9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6206
Hours: 10:30am – 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 7:00pm Closed on Sat. Sun. and Holidays