In case of emergency

Emergency Contact List

★Emergency Number (Ambulance/Fire Department)  ☎119 *English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, & Thai available ★Sudden illness at night Medical facilities give treatment to emergency patients nighttime 7days a week. ◆Night-time Emergency Medical Center (Odori Nishi 19-chome ☎011-641-4316[…] [Read More]

In case of sudden illness or injury

     Presentation of Dr. Yano at the seminar “Emergency Medical Support System for Foreign Residents and Tourists“, April 2018 [Read More]


If you need an ambulance Call 119 and say “Kyukyu-sha onegai shimasu” 救急車おねがいします。(ambulance, please) to the operator. Fire engines and ambulances are available free of charge, but they can be only used in emergencies. Then tell him/her your address clearly. If you have access to a landline (a non-mo[…] [Read More]

Pharmacies open on weekends and Holidays

Most pharmacies are closed on holidays and Sundays. If you need to have your prescription filled on holidays or weekends, please check which pharmacies are open in your neighborhood by calling the Sapporo Pharmacist Association (9 am to 5 pm). Tel: 0120-33-8931 for Chuo-ku, Kita-ku, Higashi-ku, Nish[…] [Read More]

Hospitals open on weekends and holidays

Hospitals on duty are listed here in Japanese updated daily (当番医) 当番医の情報はこちらで毎日更新されています。 (in Japanese) Emergency hospital list from Sapporo City Web site (Translated by google) Otherwise you can call to Sapporo City Call Center in English for this information. Sa[…] [Read More]