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Medical Care/Child Care

General Guidelines when Visiting Medical Facilities

  • If you are worried about language barriers, visit the medical facility with someone who can speak Japanese.
  • Although some medical facilities say they can help in foreign languages, the foreign language speaking doctor or receptionist may not be on duty. Confirm beforehand so that they are available to offer support during your visit.
  • Please bring your health insurance card, cash, resident card (passport), medications you are currently taking, etc. when visiting the medical facility.
  • Payment at medical facilities is done in cash. (Credit cards are generally not accepted.)
  • Please let the office know beforehand of any special conditions such as religious beliefs that limit types of daily life or medical treatment or food and/or drug allergies.

Useful Links

    Useful Links to Pregnancy / Childbirth for Foreign Mothers

    Medical support project (dispatch interpretation supporter)

    We dispatch community interpreting volunteers that are translation and interpreting supporters to medical institutions when foreigners living in the prefecture need linguistic support in the medical / maternal and child health field. For details, please contact the Yamaguchi International Association. * Depending on the conditions, dispatch may not be possible.