Most local governments provide a database or list of local hospitals and clinics online. You can use these to search for English-speaking doctors.
Please be aware this information often has limitations. It can be out of date and does not guarantee that English speaking staff will be available at the time you visit.
We also work with ESTDOC, which provides a search engine for mainly doctors in Tokyo.
How can we help?
We offer finding English-speaking clinics and hospitals in your area as a service, free of charge. A fee will not be charged unless you want us to arrange an appointment or make specific enquiries for you.
Based on feedback from clinics and clients, if you are unable to communicate in Japanese to an appropriate level to discuss your symptoms, medical history and to complete registration documents we will need to co-ordinate your visit for you.
This service includes arranging an appointment, where appropriate, confirming the availability of English speaking medical staff and preparing the required registration information. We will also liaise with reception staff, who are usually unable to speak English even where doctors can, to ensure they are expecting you when you arrive and are aware of your needs. We offer this service even if the clinic you decide to attend is a drop-in.
The fee for making and co-ordinating appointments is 1100-2200 yen excluding tax. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment we have set up, we will do it free of charge one time.
Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help.
Please note we cannot be liable for sudden or unexpected change of doctor’s availability or information mistake from the clinic/hospital staff.
Testimonial from our member
My 19 year old daughter moved to Tokyo on a year and a half student VISA. JHI helped her to get Japanese Health Insurance, her Alien Registration Card, find an English speaking Doctor, and even made an appointment for her. They provide maps and even helped her deal with problems we encountered mailing a prescription medication to her. Communication with them is very prompt, and the English translation is EXCELLENT! Worth every $$$ it costs!
Kym G., USA