How to go to a hospital

For safe travels in Japan – Guide for when you are feeling ill

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This is the Official Guide to help you receive medical care in Japan. The medical institution search service is included in this guide. https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html Guidebook for when you are feeling ill. www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/common/pdf/guide_eng.pdf Japan National Tourism […] [Read More]

“a pink card” (Child Medicare Card) 子ども医療費受給者証

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Sapporo city offers medical subsidies for children up to 15 years old (by the end of academic year). Especially if your child is younger than 8 years old by the end of academic year (or up to children in first grade) and visits a medical institute for the first time, you have to pay only ¥580 for ho[…] [Read More]

How to find a hospital

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You will need to go to a hospital if you are sick. Most clinics and hospitals are open during the daytime on weekdays only. They are closed on Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and public holidays. To find a hospital or clinic, refer to” Hokkaido emergency healthcare homepage” ( 北海道救急医療・広域災害情報システム) If you[…] [Read More]

Emergency Relief Center in Sapporo is available for non-Japanese speakers

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Should I call an ambulance? Does the person have an injury or is the person’s condition life threatening?  If the answer is yes to either of the questions or if you are unsure, there is a telephone consultation service available 24 hours 7 days a week, headquartered at Emergency Relief Center,[…] [Read More]

Pediatric emergency telephone consultation programs (abbreviated dial “#8000”)

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http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hf/cis/kyukyu/denwasoudan.htm in Japanese http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hf/cis/kyukyu/denwasoudan.htm in English, translated by google If you are not sure if you should take your sick child to the hospital / clinic or do not and need to know how you should take care o[…] [Read More]

Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergency Consultation Hotline in Hokkaido in six languages

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Now Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergency Consultation service supports 6 languages, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Malay, and Russian, other than Japanese. The operation hours are from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. of the next day. Obstetrics and gynecology Emergency Consultation Hotline number:  011 (622) 3299 […] [Read More]

Female Doctors

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Female doctors Some clients asked SEMI where they can find female doctors, so we sent a questionnaire to Hokkaido Medical Women’s Association(HMWA)(北海道女性医師の会). Here is a list of female doctors who are willing to provide their information on the SEMI webpage. They are available to see English s[…] [Read More]

How to have your prescription filled

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In Japan, the prescription you receive from your doctor is valid only for 4 days. So please go to any prescription pharmacy and have it filled within 4 days. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Most pharmacies are closed on holidays and Sundays. If you need to have your prescription filled on hol[…] [Read More]