Medical Care in Japan

Medical Care and Health Care in Japan, including Hospitals in Tokyo

Gathered here is a collection of articles with information about Medical Care and Health Care in Japan as well as information about English-speaking hospitals in Tokyo. There is also information regarding hay fever protection, health insurance, childbirth in Tokyo, and allergies in Japan.

Japan has a broad range of clinics and hospitals that cater to, and specialize in various health care needs. They span from simple checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency medical care. The quality of health care in Japan is high with its hospitals and clinics utilizing the latest medical equipment. There are many types of hospitals to choose from such as university hospitals, general hospitals, and clinics depending on the seriousness of your ailment and its urgency.

As emergencies happen without warning, bookmarking this page for easy access in the future is highly recommended.

The New Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Where to Call and Ask Questions in English in Tokyo

If you are feeling sick or worried about the coronavirus Covid-19, please consult with your doctor or the consultation center (see below). What to Do If You are Worried that You May Have Coronavirus Please read If you feel concerned about COVID-19 from Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The Latest News…

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Where to Get a Covid-19 PCR Test and a Certificate for Travel from Japan

Due to the coronavirus infection being contagious, depending on the country you plan to travel to, you may need a PCR test before you leave Japan. In this article, we have made a list of medical institutions that allow you to take a PCR test without having any of the symptoms of the coronavirus inf…

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Health Care in Japan

Medical care in Japan is comparable to what can be found in many Western countries. Japan has a broad range of clinics and hospitals that offer all types of medical care, from checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency care. That being said, the health system in Japan does…

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Tokyo ER Services

The Tokyo ER Service is an initiative from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in response to the increasing number of ambulances that were being turned away from hospitals due to insufficient capacity. If you would like to call an ambulance, please call 199. Tokyo ER Hospitals The service ensures…

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Japan Health Check: What You Need to Know About This Service

Japan’s health and welfare system is one of the finest in the world. All Japanese citizens and foreign residents living in Japan are entitled to reasonably priced healthcare with low monthly premiums, and it’s important to take advantage of this service including a health check each year. Keep read…

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English-Friendly Massage Therapists & Chiropractors in Tokyo

There are many options available in Tokyo for rejuvenating and adjusting your body. Take care of your health and well-being with these English-friendly clinics.

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Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

What to Know Before Bringing Medication to Japan Your health is the most important resource you have. Eating well, hydrating, and exercising can do wonders for your body, but what do you do when you need medicine in Japan? Many of us have prescriptions or over-the-counter medications we’d like to b…

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Medical Emergencies in Tokyo: How to Communicate in Japanese

In case of an emergency in Japan, you can call an ambulance, the police, or the fire department. In these instances, being able to communicate clearly with the help dispatcher can be life-saver. Although the chances of being connected with English-speaking staff are not usually high, those who are…

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English speaking pharmacies in Tokyo

If you're new to Tokyo or if you've ever lived anywhere other than your home country, then you know that having your medical needs met can be very different from what you are used to back home. That's not to say that the Japanese medical system isn't first rate, it is. It just has its own way of doi…

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Where to find OTC medicines in Japan

While living in or traveling through Japan, you never know when you may need a band-aid, some headache relief or maybe even a bit of cold medicine. Perhaps your ailment isn’t dire enough to warrant a visit to the doctors or you may already know what you need. OTC (Over-the-counter) medicine can be…

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