Osaka City Hospital Organization

To Our Foreign Patients

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For Tourists and Others Living Outside Japan

The following requirements apply to medical services for persons not residing in Japan.

Please be aware that your medical treatment is likely to be expensive if you are not covered by Japan public
health insurance.

  • For your first visit, if you are not referred by a medical institution authorized under the public insurance
    system, you will not be able to make an appointment. Please come to General Information on the 1st Floor during
    the new patient registration hours (8:45 to 11:00 a.m.). Note that patients with appointments will be seen
    first, so you may have a long wait.

New Patient Registration Hours: 8:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Closed Days: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, New Year Holiday (Dec. 29 to Jan. 3)

  • An appointment must be made in advance to consult with any of the following departments.

Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery,
Dermatology, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Intervention, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Psychiatry,
Endocrinology, Rspiratory Medicine (Friday only), Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Logopedics,
Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

  • If you are not referred by a medical institution authorized under the public insurance system, you must pay a first-visit surcharge of 5,500 in addition to the normal cost of your medical services.
  • Regarding medical fees to foreign patients who do not have either Japanese public health care insurance or Japanese nationality, it is calculated at 20 yen per point of medical fee points which is laid down by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.Click here for details(63kb)
  • Payment is possible only with yen cash or a credit card. We do not work directly with private insurers.

 

医事・医療情報部医事課
  • If you do not speak Japanese you should, as a general rule, bring an interpreter.
  • We cannot provide support for a medical visa.

For Foreigners Living in Japan

Please bring your referral forms to General Information on the 1st Floor during the new patient registration hours (8:45 to 11:00 a.m.).
Phoning in advance for an appointment will make your visit smoother.
If you have an appointment time, please come to General Information 30 minutes early.

Direct line for medical appointments: 06-6929-3643 (Community Health Care Office)
Office hours: 8:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays)

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