01 Dec Pediatric emergency telephone consultation programs (abbreviated dial “#8000”)
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 of him/her during holidays and night time, dial #8000.
It is the same abbreviated dial number for all over Japan.
You will be connected to your local call center. You can ask pediatricians and/or nurses for advice on the proper treatment and for the name of which hospital/clinic will accommodate your child.
In Sapporo this call center is open from 7p.m. to 8a.m. of the next day all the year around.
Note from SEMI Sapporo:
Only Japanese is available. If you aren’t fluent in Japanese, find a person who will translate in Japanese for you.
Updated in 2017 : Now a telephone consultation service is available 24 hours 7 days a week, headquartered at Emergency Relief Center, “the Kyukyu Anshin Center in Sapporo” (救急安心センター札幌). Press #7119 on your telephone and a nurse will promptly respond to you. This service supports 6 languages namely, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Malay, and Russian, other than Japanese.