Medical and Health Care

Medical and Health Care

Some international students have health problems during their stay in Japan, mainly because of environmental changes. Being in good health is very important for you to achieve success in your research and studies. Please take care of your health and make full use of the following services offered by the Health Service Center, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

On Campus Services

Health Administration Center

The Health Administration Center has the goal of advising and assisting students and staff at TMDU concerning their psychological and physical well-being in order to help them accomplish their educational goals.
1. Health Check (free)
  All students are required to have a periodic health check conducted annually in May. The check includes physical measurement, internal examination, ophthalmological examination, chest X-ray, and urine test. The health certificate, necessary for the applications of various scholarships, will be issued based on the results of this periodic health check.
2. Consultation about health-related issues
  Consultations are available as below. Please check the Health Administration Center website for more information. If necessary, the doctor will refer you to a medical or dental specialist at one of the University hospitals.
Health Consultation hours:
  Yushima Campus
Hoken Kanri Center (Health Administration Center) -- 2nd Fl of Bldg 5 at Yushima campus; tel: 03 (5803 )5081
Monday - Friday (10:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 15:00)
  Konodai Campus
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; tel: 047(300)7108
Monday (13:00 - 15:00; Counseling 12:20 - 13:10)
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday (12:20 - 13:10)
Friday (12:20 - 13:10)

Support Center for Students and Female Staff

This Center supports students’ campus life – daily life, schoolwork, career options, counseling for mental health issues and harassment, as well as promoting other student support activities.
The Center also implements plans for supporting research activities and work-life balance for female researchers, including graduate students and male students.
Support Center for Students and Female Staff (3F, Bldg. #5)

Student Support Office/Office for Students with Special Needs
 Website: http://www.tmd.ac.jp/english/stdc/index.html

Office for Gender Equality and Work-life Balance/Office for Child Care Support
 Website: https://www.tmd.ac.jp/ang/en/index.html

The University Hospitals

On the Yushima Campus the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry each have a polyclinic hospital.

Off-Campus Services

How to Find English-speaking Hospitals and Clinics

If you are searching for medical facilities with English-speaking doctors, you can call or look on the following services.
Himawari (Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Service)
  http://www.himawari.metro.tokyo.jp/qq/qq13tomnlt.asp
Phone:03-5285-8181
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Chinese/English/Korean/Spanish/Thai
* Emergency medical translation services available
The Expat’s Guide to Japan (Hospitals and Clinics – Tokyo)
  https://expatsguide.jp/health-safety/medical-care/hospitals-clinics-tokyo/

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government offers consultation and a counseling service for foreign people living in Tokyo. They will give advice on matters which you have problems with or would like to know more about.
Website: http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/ENGLISH/GUIDE/guide01.htm
Address:
  No.1 Building (3rd floor), Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8001
Hours of operation:
  1) English: Monday-Friday (9:30-12:00, 13:00-17:00, TEL: 03- 5320-7744)
2) Chinese: Tuesday & Friday (9:30-12:00, 13:00-17:00, TEL: 03-5320-7766)
3) Korean: Wednesday (9:30-12:00, 13:00-17:00, TEL: 03-5320-7700)

Tokyo International Communication Committee: Inquiry for Foreign Residents

This website has information for international residents of Japan.
Website: http://www.tokyo-icc.jp/english/index.html

Foreign Residents Information Center

If you have any inquiries about your period of stay or change of status, please contact the Foreign Residents Information Center.
Place:
  Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau
TEL: 03-5796-7111
Hours of operation:
  Monday – Friday (9:00 to 12:00, and 13:00 to 16:00)
Languages:
  English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish