- Guide for Patients
Guide for Patients
Request for a referral letterWe ask those who visit us as outpatients to bring a referral letter (patient's referral document) issued by primary care doctors or neighboring hospitals or clinics.
Guide for Patients
Please confirm the outpatient consultation schedule in advance (Outpatient Consultation Schedule), as some clinical departments may be closed for examinations or operations.
Every Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Substitute Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays
To our patients
Patients visiting our hospital for the first time are requested to bring a referral letter from a hospital, clinic or their primary care doctor. For details, please see the section “To First-Time Visitors”.
Also, please bring your referral letter for subsequent consultations. For details, please see the section “To those who re-visit us for consultation”
Offering High-Level Medical Care
- Our facility is an acute hospital offering high-level medical care.
- With regard to outpatient treatment, our hospital endeavors to support community-based treatment. We advise our patients to have a primary care doctor to support their day-to-day needs, with our hospital providing care for conditions which are difficult to treat in primary care via referral to our specialists from the primary care doctor. For those who would like a health check, we also offer comprehensive medical examinations.
- For those with common conditions, and patients whose conditions have become stable following treatment or surgery, we may refer back to the primary care doctor as necessary. This policy is directed by the national government to improve our relationship with primary care. We appreciate your understanding of these policies as a means to ensure our hospital’s role as an acute hospital in an aging society.
- For those who patients whose conditions has changed since referral back to the primary care doctor, and those patients who have urgent care needs, we will respond appropriately. In this cases, please bring a referral letter from your primary care provider. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to patients who have been visiting our hospital for a long time.
From 1996, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor has recommended separation of responsibilities of clinics vs hospitals with more than 200 beds, with primary care taking place at clinics and specialized medicine taking place at hospitals. From 2019, our hospital was designated as a “community support hospital”.
This does not apply to patients with a referral letter from a doctor of another medical facility, or those who have a coupon of eligibility for public medical treatment.
Emergency medical treatment, Specialities
・Outpatient for Valvular disease
・Outpatient for Neurosurgical operation and gumma knife
・Outpatient for Smoking cessation
No smoking allowed on the premises
Smoking is prohibited on our property. We have no smoking room.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.