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Tokyo Mothers Group

English-speaking support group for families in Tokyo

Medical matters

From paediatricians, dentists, first aid to what to do in an emergency.


Paediatricians & Other Medical Services for Children


Finding the right paediatrician for you and your child is never easy. Personalities, location, health insurance, language are some of the many factors you will need to take into consideration.


Ask relatives, neighbours, colleagues, friends and other TMG members about the paediatricians they use. But remember, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another.


The Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center provides information about medical institutions with staff who speak foreign languages and information about the medical and health insurance systems in Japan. You can search for a hospital or clinic by location or by station on their website. They also offer an emergency translation service by telephone for foreign patients visiting a hospital if their treatment is not going to be carried out smoothly because of language difficulty.

In addition, the AMDA International Medical Information Center provides information on medical care and hospitals in Japan that have English-speaking staff. Visit their website.


Another option is Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center and you can call on 03-5285-8181. They offer services in several languages and can also explain details about insurance etc if necessary. Another useful resource is Japan Healthcare Info which can be found here.


Some of the more "frequented" English-speaking paediatricians are:

Dr. Karl Che, Dr. Karl Che's Clinic (located within National Medical Clinic)

#202, 5-16-11 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku

03-5420-5866

Dr. Inagaki, Inagaki Clinic

5-7-17 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

03-5453-1399, 03-5453-2833/44 (Same day reservations)


Dr. Norio Endo, Endo Clinic

#305 Meguro Nishiguchi Mansion, 2-24-13 Kamioosaki, Shinagawa-ku

03-3492-6422


Dr. Michiko Suwa, Suwa Pediatric Clinic

Nikko Royal Palace 103, 5-16-4 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku

03-3444-7070


While not pediatricians, family doctors or GPs are another option:


Hiroo International Clinic

(Dr. Isao Tsutsumi)

Barbizon 34 Bldg 7F, 4-14-6 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

03-5789-8861


American Clinic Tokyo

(Dr. Grant Mikasa)

No.1 Niikura Building 3F, 1-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

03-6441-0969


The King Clinic

(Dr. Leo King)

6-31-21 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

03-3409-0764


National Medical Clinic

#202, 5-16-11 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku

03-3473-2057


Tokyo Medical & Surgical Clinic

32 Shiba koen Building 2F, 3-4-30 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku

03-3436-3028


Sendagaya International Clinic

Barbizon Build. 2F, 1-20-3-203 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku

03-3478-4747


The Bluff Clinic

82 Yametecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken

045-641-6961


Tokyo Midtown Medical Center

Midtown Tower 6F, Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato-ku

03-5413-7911


Finally, the pediatrics department at the following hospitals are well worth checking out:


Aiiku Hospital

1-16-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku

03-6453-7311


International Catholic Hospital (Seibo Hospital)

2-5-1 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku

03-3951-1111


Sanno Hospital

8-10-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku

03-3402-3151


St. Luke's International Hospital

9-1 Akashicho, Chuo-ku

03-3541-5151


Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo General Hospital

2-34-10 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku

03-3444-1181


Pediatric PT Services with Nydes Ishiwatari

Nydes Ishiwatari - Providing services in Tokyo, Saitama & Yokohama

080-8431-3775

Paediatric Dentists

The following dental clinics have paediatric dentistry and English-speaking staff:


Dr. Kaku’s Office (Super Smile International Orthodontics)

Hiroo Office - 5-9-23 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku

03-5449-3308

Yoyogi-Uehara Office - 46-17 Ooyama-cho, Shibuya-ku

03-5452-0118


Mihara Dental Clinic

2F-3-31-2 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku

03-6407-1647 (English)


Motoazabu Hills International Dental Clinic

Forrest Terrace West, 1-3-3 Motoazabu, Minato-Ku

03-5730-3900


Children's Hospitals


National Center for Child Medical Health and Development

2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku

03-3416-0181


Tokyo Metropolitan Hachioji Children's Hospital

4-33-13 Dai-machi, Hachioji-shi

042-624-2255


Tokyo Metropolitan Kiyose Children's Hospital

1-3-1 Umezono, Kiyose-shi

042-491-0011


Pharmacies


The following pharmacies have (or had) English-speaking staff:


American Pharmacy

Maru Bldg. B1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku

03-5220-7716


National Azabu Pharmacy

National Azabu Supermaket, 4-5-2 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku

03-3442-3181


Tokyo Medical & Surgical Clinic Medical Dispensary

No. 32 Shibakoen Bldg. 3-4-30 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku

03-3434-5817

Emergencies

Hopefully you will never need to use this section, but if the need arises, you should be prepared. Plan in advance what to do in an emergency. Discuss with your paediatrician (or family doctor) about what to do and identify the emergency hospitals in your area.

To call for an ambulance, dial 119. Note that this is the emergency services number for fires (kaji) and ambulances (kyukyusha). (For police dial 110.) If possible, get a Japanese speaker to make the call for you, but don't hesitate to call in English when necessary.


  • The following phrases may come in handy:
  • Kyukyusha o yonde kudasai. (Please send an ambulance.)
  • Jiko desu. (There's been an accident.)
  • Watashi no kodomo wa byoki desu. (My child is sick.)
  • Watashi no namae wa _____ desu. (My name is _____.)
  • Watashi no jusho wa _____ desu. (My address is _____.)
  • Watashi no denwa bango wa _____ desu. (My telephone number is _____.)


First Aid & Emergency Courses


If you are interested in learning more about first aid care, the following courses are available:


Dave Paddock runs CPR & First Aid courses in conjunction with the Tokyo Fire Department. The events are posted on Mirai No Mori. 


Mar Scuba

Diving school that offers an Emergency First Response Care for Children Course.


Howard Harris - Emergency First Response Courses

Emergency care training program run at KSpace International.

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