We can help set up appointments with the hospital or clinic of your choice or one that we suggest.
Reception staff are often unable to speak English even if the doctor can. The most common way to make appointments is using the telephone. It is still quite rare to be able to arrange appointments online or using email in Japan.
Specialists, like psychiatrists, dentists, gynaecologists and pediatricians, require appointments in advance. Physical examination services (such as for company medicals) also requires an appointment to be booked well in advance.
General internal medicine doctors often do not require an appointment but we recommend that you check if they are open when you want to go and many walk-in clinics can close without advance notification.
Major hospitals need a referral letter to before they will make an appointment and the appointment staff may ask a lot of detailed questions.
We can help you set up appointments, make inquiries on your behalf and check that the clinic of your choice can provide a specific test, medication or treatment.
Contact us by email or using our contact form and we will be happy to help.