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JHI is closed Aug 4-7 and Aug 11-16 for Obon Holidays. Many hospitals are also closed Aug 11-15, please prepare your medication if you are taking regularly. Home test kits orders are accepted and available to ship during that time.
Japan Healthcare Info (JHI) is a non-profit, social entrepreneur corporation. Our healthcare professional staff are dedicated to providing service in order to enhance well-being of international community in Japan.
Our staff are working voluntarily without salary however there are expenses to run services. We welcome new members to support our activities.
General Membership: Activity and financial assistance in general. General members priority consulting and other JHI services. (13,000 yen/year as individual member, 50,000 yen/year as corporate member)
Patronage Membership：Financial assistance to JHI (6,000 yen/year as individual member, 10,000 yen/year as corporate member)
Please use the following form to join. Thank you.
Membership Terms and Conditions
The personal information provided in this form will only be used for registration purpose and will be kept strictly confidential.
We have a contract with a lab and various home testing kits are available to ship. Please see the link below for details.
Some areas in Japan do not have English-friendly clinics for testing purposes so it has been really difficult to provide information where to get tested. We hope providing home testing kits can help.
We have been receiving messages from clients saying that responses from JHI are automatically sorted to Spam/Draft Folders recently.
Please check your Spam/Draft Folder if you have not received a response for a while.
To avoid this issue, adding JHI address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contact list is recommended.
Here are the links to the steps.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
A new member story is updated!
JHI assisted George locate a specialist hospital and informed subsidiary available for his condition. Your condition may be able to receive government subsidiary. Please contact us for further information.
Quick reminder for list requests from our users – please read the following reasons for not giving the list for their benefits.
We occasionally receive requests for a list of all hospitals with English-speaking doctors on staff. Even though it might seem easier on the surface, there are actually a number of reasons by JHI chooses not to publish such a list:
- The availability of English-speaking doctors changes frequently at some hospitals and clinics
This is very common due to the shortage of staff and the doctors’ schedules.
- Not all doctors at an international hospital are necessarily able to speak English
Some hospitals use the word “International” in their name, but for many, this is in name only.
- Depending on the doctor’s English level and the condition of the patient, he or she might not be able to provide the best treatment for the patient
When JHI coordinates doctor visits, we are often asked about the patient’s condition. At some health facilities, a simple case such as the flu will be accepted. But when presented with more complicated issues, such as a chronic disease or a condition that requires complex care, many say, “English is not available in this case.”
- If a hospital or clinic is constantly busy, they may not be welcoming to patients who can’t speak Japanese
Because of the extra time it takes to communicate in a foreign language; English-speaking patients are not always welcome.
- Japan has no General Practitioners so you need to visit a specialist who can treat your symptoms
You might find what seems like a conveniently located, English-speaking clinic. However, if it your issue is not the doctor’s specialty, they won’t be able to provide care for you.
JHI staff always takes our clients’ needs into consideration, and check with hospitals and clinics to ensure they can really provide the care needed. It may seem troublesome to contact our office to receive information, but in fact it is much quicker than reading over a list and wasting time visiting the wrong doctor!
A new member story is updated for this month.
JHI assisted Sanjay to find a daycare for his daughter in Japan. The process to apply to daycares requires a lot of paperwork and can be very cumbersome. Read how we helped to make his application stress-free.