Living in another country is already a challenge and it is even harder if you don’t know the language of the place you just moved to. Since English is the lingua-franca of the world today, EnableJapan.com created a list of hospitals in Japan that have services in English. Most of the hospitals are in Tokyo, where the flux of foreigners are greater than in other areas, but I am sure you will find similar services through out the country.
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Emergencies: dial 119 and stay on the line. Once they understand you are an English speaker, they will transfer you to someone who can help. You can also contact the TELL Lifeline at 03-5774-0992 (9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily) .
The AMDA International Medical Information Center provides consultations for medical issues in English and a number of other languages. Tokyo 03-5285-8088 (09 a.m. to 08 p.m. daily), Osaka 050-3598-7574. Website (English)
Hospitals in Japan (Tokyo- and Yokohama-area)
**keep in mind that the hospitals in Japan might provide services in English only on business hours ( 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.). If you have an emergency, please refer to the phone numbers provided in the beginning of this article.
For consultations, call the hospital to understand the procedures. Most of the time, you have to pay a fee, if it is your first consultation, plus the price of the treatment and medicines. The average price of the first visit fee is 2,000 yens, but it may vary according to the hospital.
English-Speaking Dentists in Tokyo
They are not a hospital or general practitioner clinic, but are essential for our health. Dental clinics in Japan are usually cheaper than in other countries and it is worth a visit. In a country where dental health and aesthetics is not the main priority, to have beautiful teeth will set you apart. Here is a list of dental clinics in Japan with services in english. I know it is not as important as hospitals (depending on your view), but it is a always good to have all the information you can get when it is related to your health.