Medical Reference Hotlines

Here are some useful organizations to help you search for medical assistance.

The AMDA International Medical Information Center

Website 03-5285-8088

A multi-lingual telephone service that provides information on medical care and hospitals in Japan that offer Japanese, English, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Vietnamese.

9:00am-8:00pm, Mon-Fri (Business days and hours may differ depending on language.)

Himawari

Website 03-5285-8181

Himawari is a search engine for hospitals and clinics in Tokyo. You can also call to search for hospitals that have English, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Spanish speaking staff.

9:00am-8:00pm, Daily

Japan Helpline

Website 0570-000-911

This is a non-profit 24 hour nationwide emergency assistance service to foreign residents in Japan. They provide advice on anything from a simple question, to an emergency situation in English.

24 hrs., Daily (English only)

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)

Website 03-5774-0992

TELL offers anonymous telephone counseling in English for the international and Japanese community. Trained telephone counselors provide support on a wide range of issues.

 9:00am-11:00pm, Daily (English only)

JIMP

Website

The JMIP is an accreditation awarded to medical facilities that have measures in place to accommodate foreign patients. Accredited hospitals can be searched for through their homepage.