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There are general hospitals, specialized hospitals, and smaller clinics in Japan. People use a particular medical institution depending on the type and extent of their illness or injury.

It is a good idea to confirm the location, specialized medical departments, and hours and holidays of the clinics in your neighborhood. Many large general hospitals require a letter of introduction and reservations, and you may have to wait some time for a consulatation. Smaller clinics in Japan usually do not require reservations, with the exception of many dental clinics.

It is wise to call to confirm in advance if you are planning a visit to a dentist. For slight illnesses and injuries, you can also purchase medicine at drug stores and pharmacies.

Besides Health Care Center, the following medical institutions are located near the university.

Medical Institutions near the University (Non-Emergency)
Medical Institution Medical Department(s) Telephone No.
Hayashi Clinic Derm 042-487-3778
Mizuno Eye Clinic Oph 042-486-1177
Okamoto Internal Medicine Clinic IM/Ped/GE 042-481-1167
Chiba Ear Nose and Throat Clinic ENT 042-487-6645
Sugama Surgical Clinic Surg/OS/IM 042-482-8830
Chofu Higashiyama Hospital IM/Surg/OS/Derm/Ped/Urol 042-481-5511
Ino Hospital IM/Surg/OB/Ped/Gyn 042-483-8811
Tokai Orthopedic Surgery Clinic OB/PT 042-486-1773
Sowa Orthopedic Surgery Clinic OS 042-443-8550
Morita Dermatology Clinic Derm 042-486-1532
Funada Dental Clinic Dent 042-482-2002
Irisawa Dental Clinic Dent 042-482-3955
Sagara Dental Clinic Dent 042-483-0240

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Designated Emergency Hospitals (Chofu City)
Medical Institution Medical Department(s) Telephone No.
Chofu Hospital IM/Surg/OB/Gyn/OS/Derm/Resp/
Kita-tama Hospital IM/Surg/OS/NS/Ped 042-486-8111
Holiday and Night Emergency Clinic   042-484-1455

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Designated Emergency Hospitals (near Chofu City)
Medical Institution Medical Department(s) Telephone No.
Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital IM/Surg/OB/Gyn/OS/NS/Ped/Resp/
Kyorin University Hospital IM/Surg/OB/NS/Ped/Gyn/Psy 0422-47-5511
Jikei University Daisan Hospital IM/Surg/OB/Gyn/NS/Ped/Psy 03-3480-1151

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Note: Information is subject to change. It is recommended that you call to confirm before visiting any of the above-listed institutions.

Medical Department(s) Abbreviations: IM: Internal Medicine; Surg: Surgery; OB: Obstetrics; Gyn: Gynecology; OS: Orthopedic Surgery; Derm: Dermatology; Resp: Respiratory Organs; NS: Neurosurgery; Ped: Pediatrics; Oph: Ophthalmology; ENT: Ear Nose Throat; Dig: Digestive Organs; Urol: Urology; PT: Physical Therapy; Dent: Dentistry; Card: Cardiovascular Medicine; Psy: Psychiatry

Other Medical Information Services

Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine

03-3202-7181 (ex 4433, 4489, 4483)
English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese

Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center (Himawari)

03-5285-8181[Medical Info]
English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish:  Daily 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

AMDA International Medical Information Center

English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Thai:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Portuguese:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tagalog:  Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Tokyo Fire Department Telephone Service



For sudden illnesses and serious injuries, call an ambulance by dialing 119 (English-speaking staff available). Ambulances are available free of charge on a 24-hour basis. However, the cost of medical treatment must be personally borne.

If you can still move, be sure to prepare your Residence card (or passport), health insurance card, and an amount of cash ready by the time the ambulance arrives. An ambulance can be recognized by its revolving red light and siren.

Ambulances can be used only in serious cases when in need of emergency medical treatment. If you are unable to judge whether or not an ambulance is necessary, please consult the Tokyo Fire Department Telephone Service (Tel: 042-521-2323; English-speaking staff available).

Created: March 30, 2010 / Last modified:June 24, 2016