What's your experience with clinics or hospitals in Japan?

Asked by Victoria Vlisides · 3 years ago

Any recommendations for English-speaking facilities/ doctors? (Preferably in the Kanto area, with Japanese Health Insurance...?)

 
   

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Answered by Bryan Baier · 3 years ago

With only one exception, I have found the staff of all hospitals and clinics to be extremely helpful and gracious. In many large cities or areas with a high foreign population or high rate of foreign visitors many clinics will be able to direct you to a clinic with English speaking staff. Where that isn't possible many nurses, doctors or staff members will use translators, drawings, visual icons and other tools to help get the point across


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Answered by Bryan Baier · 3 years ago

With only one exception, I have found the staff of all hospitals and clinics to be extremely helpful and gracious. In many large cities or areas with a high foreign population or high rate of foreign visitors many clinics will be able to direct you to a clinic with English speaking staff. Where that isn't possible many nurses, doctors or staff members will use translators, drawings, visual icons and other tools to help get the point across


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Answered by Sherilyn Siy · 3 years ago

I had a very good experience giving birth twice at Tokyo University Hospital (Todai Byoin) and my daughter also had her open heart surgery there. You would need a recommendation letter to be admitted here but once you're in, you will get the best care possible. I believe the Emperor also gets his check ups here at Todai. 


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Answered by Sherilyn Siy · 3 years ago

I had a very good experience giving birth twice at Tokyo University Hospital (Todai Byoin) and my daughter also had her open heart surgery there. You would need a recommendation letter to be admitted here but once you're in, you will get the best care possible. I don't speak Japanese very well and from my experience, most of the doctors can speak English and the nurses are also very patient explaining things to me. 


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Answered by Olga Kaneda · 2 years ago

Doctors in small clinics usually don't speak English unless it is an area where many foreigners live. Go for big ones.


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Answered by Jihad Mahmoud · 2 years ago

I believe that for some big hospitals there is a possibility of having an interpreter, but not on daily basis.


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