Hospitals designated by Sapporo city are offering free breast screenings or a price discount to people who are eligible for this service. For example, for women over 40 and under 50 the cost of screening with the discount is only ￥1,800 and the cost for women over 50 is only ￥1,400. The hospital will know who is eligible for the discount. For people who are eligible for free screening, Sapporo city sends a coupon in advance. Please refer to “Free coupon(s) from Sapporo City for cervical and breast cancer screenings” http://semi-sapporo.com/?post_type=sickness&p=584
Among the designated hospitals the three hospitals listed below have female doctors who can give breast examination. Some hospitals may request you to come with someone who understands Japanese. Please contact each hospital in details.
* Sapporo Kitaguchi clinic さっぽろ北口クリニック
Address: Sapporo Kita building 2F, 8-1, Kita 7 Nishi 2 Kita-ku,Sapporo
Dr.Noriko Nishikawa specializes in breast screening. Also there is female co-medical staff available.Screenings are performed between 8:45 a.m. and 11;30 a.m. on Saturdays as well as in office hours on weekdays by appointment. Please request exclusive female staff at that time, if necessary.
* Sapporo Maternity Women’s Hospital札幌マタニティー ウイメンズ ホスピタル
Address: 2-23, Kita 13 Nishi 4, Kita-ku,Sapporo
Dr. Kaori Murao specializes in breast screening. There is no female co-medical staff available. The screening is performed between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and between 9 a.m. and 7p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays. An appointment is needed to be seen by Dr. Murao.
*Shin-Sapporo Houwa-kai Hospital 新札幌豊和会病院
Address: 5-12, Oyaji-Higashi, Atsubetsu-ku
Dr. Rika Fukui specializes in breast screening and there is a female X-ray technician available. Breast screening is only performed during office hours on weekdays. An appointment is needed, if you want female medical staff to see you.
based on the information from Sapporo city http://www.city.sapporo.jp/hokenjo/kenkousuisinn/joseiishitou.html