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For people receiving their first medical examination here

For people receiving their first medical examination here

In principle a medical referral letter from your regular physician is required to be accepted for outpatient consultation.
It is possible to seek consultation without a medical referral letter, but a consultation fee of 5,000 (not including tax) will be required for the first and repeat consultation as "special fee for combined medical expense outside of health insurance." Please translate medical referral letters written in languages other than English in advance and bring them. It is necessary to confirm your health insurance card and identification card (residence card, passport, etc) when you apply for consultation. The treatment fee for foreigners who are not registered as permanent residents of Japan is twice as much as for Japanese. Additionally, those who are visiting Japan for the purpose of medical treatment, must complete procedures before coming to Japan. Use the surety organization that is contracted by the hospital to come to the hospital.
If the patient cannot come to the hospital for the first time to seek examination, family members or others may represent them, but in that case it would not be covered by health insurance, and the entire fee must be paid by the patient.

For those wishing to make an appointment by telephone

  • Please call the International Department (03-3448-6112)

Outpatient hours

monday tuesday wedneday thursday friday saturday sunday
8:30 to 11:00
13:00 to 15:00
Closed

Days closed

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, New Years (December 29 to January 3)
On days that we are closed, the Emergency Center (see guide for emergency patients) can handle emergency cases 24 hours per day.

Referral letter(This rule is applicable only for residents in Japan)

efore visiting our hospital for the first time, we recommend that you visit your family doctor at clinic nearby and obtain a referral including the medical information.

Highly specialized large-scale hospitals with 500 beds or more have an obligation to promote care coordination between providers in the community, as well as to charge additional fees to patients who have no referral for outpatient consultations

*What is family doctors

Family doctor means regional doctors who will usually accept medical consultation and take care of your daily health condition. Please consult with family doctors about your condition of disease before visiting our hospital for the first time. Family doctor will introduce you to the most appropriate clinical department after evaluating your health condition properly. This is to help make your visit at NTT Medical Center Tokyo more smoothly.

To provide advanced medical care

  1. Our hospital is an acute medical institution providing advanced medical care.
  2. In order to promote functional collaboration and role sharing with local medical institutions, daily common medical care is carried out by the family physician. And for the disease, which is difficult for the family physician, our hospital takes care of the patients by the referral from their family physicians. For medical examinations, we recommend the Early Disease Detection and Prevention(EDDP), so called "Ningen Dock" comprehensive health program.
  3. If the medical condition is stabilized after a daily common illness, surgery or treatment, we recommend our physician in charge of the referral to the family physicians or local medical institution positively. This policy is required from the Japanese government to the hospital.
    We would like to ask for your understanding of the responsibilities that our hospital should play in the area of role-sharing as an advanced medical care center, especially for the super-aging society is coming soon.
  4. If the medical condition is stabilized after a daily illness, surgery or treatment, we recommend the physician in charge of the referral to the local medical institution positively.
    This policy is required from the country to the hospital of gentlemen.
    I would like to ask for your understanding of the responsibilities that our hospital should play in the area of role-sharing as an acute-phase clinic, especially in the ultra-aging Society of the future

About combined medical expense outside of health insurance (Exclusion from health insurance coverage)

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare established a system to classify functions of "regional medical offices and clinics" and "hospitals with 200 beds or more" in order that "initial consultations should be at medical offices and clinics", and "higher level and specialized treatments should be at hospitals."

*Even you have the history of medical consultation in our hospital, you will be charged a special fee for the combined medical care expenses because you are regarded as the first visit; for example, 6-month had passed after your last visit.

What is a first visit

  1. Your first visit at NTT Medical Center Tokyo
  2. Your first visit for dental consultation (*1)
  3. Your first visit at a medical department (*1)
  4. If the person who has been consulted in our hospital is "cured" or is "discontinued" and is newly applied for the first consultation (* 2)

(*1)Dental/Oral Surgery is handled separately from General Consultations under the Health Insurance Law in Japan. We request that you pay a separate special fee for the first consultation for combined medical expense outside of health insurance if you do not have any referral letter from yourDentist.
(*2)if your last visit is beyond 6 months in our hospital, a special fee for the combined medical care expenses as the initial visit.