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For Those Who Seek Treatment at Kobe University Hospital

International Patients (if you need language support)

The International Patient Center was established in 2001 to provide the highest level of medical care available in this country to foreigners living in Japan.

We provide language services to patients who wish to receive medical cares in other languages such as English. We also provide more than 50 other languages support with the aid of organization FACIL (additional fee required).

International Patient Center Reception Desk

We also offer health consultations and/or vaccinations for travels to foreign destinations, health certificates and proof of illness documents written in English, and provide medical care for health issues (such as fever, diarrhea) upon your return to Japan. Infectious disease and travel medicine specialists are available here to support you and make sure that you have a safe trip abroad or to an overseas residence.

Vaccinations currently not approved for use in Japanese Health Ministry are also available, and they are provided outside the national health insurance (fee-for-service)

Those non-approved vaccines are cholera, tick-borne encephalitis, typhoid fever, T-dap (adult and adolescent vaccine for pertussis)

Those vaccines approved by the government of Japan are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, measles, pnuemococcus (adult and children), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), inactivated polio, diphtheria and tetanus, meningococcus, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio.

For information

International Patient Center Reception Desk (On the 1st floor of the outpatient clinic building, at the same counter as General Internal Medicine)

Phone: 078-382-6598

FAX: 078-382-5815

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