For foreign non-residents :

Drugs

There are OTC (Over-The-Counter) drugs which can be bought off the shelf and prescription drugs which require a doctor's prescription.

Based on the Medical Practitioner Act of Japan, a doctor can prescribe a medicine to a patient if the doctor finds it necessary after evaluating a patient. The type and dosage are decided during the consultation. Medicines should only be taken as prescribed. Do not stock, use without a doctor’s guidance or give to other people.

In Japan, hospitals do not sell drugs.

In Japan, hospitals do not accept patients who only wish to obtain a prescription without seeing a doctor.


New patients:

  1. Registration time:
    Days:Monday through Friday
    Time:8:00 to 11:00
        *Obstetrics & Gynecology 8:00 to 11:30
    Closed:Saturdays, Sundays, Holiday, Year-end & New year(12/29 to 1/3)
  2. What you need during registration:
    Passport, VISA, a valid ID with photo
  3. Elective treatment fee:
    New patients are required to pay an ※Elective fee of \4,000 + tax in addition to the consultation fee. (※this system is established by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
    If you have the medical service during off-hours or emergency hours, the elective fee is \5000 + tax.

    Emergency hours:

    Weekdays : from 5 pm to 8:45 am of the following day
    Off hours : from 12 am to 12 pm
    Weekend and Holidays : Saturday, Sunday, Public holidays and New Year holidays(12/19-1/3)

Tourists visiting Japan for medical purposes

Medical fee

Medical interpreter service

Medical certificates and referral letters

Physical examination

Others