Medical and Welfare Services

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“Doctors in Kawasaki (Search Hospital, Clinic) to external website

You can search for hospitals with staff who speak English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, French, Russian, Italian, Indonesian or German.

 *To see in English, please click the English button on the top page.

Holiday Emergency Clinics (Kawasaki International Association Website) to external website

Holiday Emergency Clinics are available on holidays for those with acute illnesses.

Holiday Emergency Dental Clinics (Kawasaki International Association Website) to external website

Holiday Emergency Dental Clinics are available on holidays for those with acute dental problems.

Multilingual Medical Interview Sheet (Kanagawa International Foundation) to external website

(English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Indonesian, Tagalog, Russian, Thai, Chinese, Persian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, German, French, Arabian and Croatian)

ASAO HELPLINE (ASAO HELPLINE Website) to external website

Asao Helpline provides free medical information over the phone for Medical facilities in Asao and its vicinity, Japanese health insurance system, Health check-up at nearby health center, Vaccination, STD etc.

Days: Every Monday and Friday except national holidays
Hours: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
tel: 044-951-6468

AMDA Medical Information Center (AMDA website) to external website

AMDA receives calls from foreign residents, as well as inquiries about them from medical facilities, companies employing them and local administrations. In multiple languages, they introduce medical facilities with staff who speak the patients' languages and explain the Japanese Health Care System. You can find useful information on their website.

Center Tokyo tel : 03-5285-8088 (Consultation)

Medical Interpreter Dispatch System (Kanagawa Prefectural Government) to external website

Kanagawa Prefectural Government and the municipalities in the prefecture are operating a system with the Multi-language Information Center Kanagawa (MIC Kanagawa) to dispatch volunteer medical interpreters in cooperation with the Kanagawa Prefecture Medical Association, Kanagawa Hospital Association, Kanagawa Dental Association and Kanagawaken Pharmaceutical Association. Under this system, volunteer interpreters are dispatched to the 32 cooperating medical institutions within the prefecture by request through coordination by MIC Kanagawa.

Languages available

Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, English, Thai, Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian (10 languages)


It costs 3,000 yen for the medical institutions to use the interpretation service one time for three hours. At some hospitals, patients are required to shoulder part of the expenses. How to make an appointment for the interpretation service is different by hospital. Please contact the medical counseling service of the hospital to visit beforehand in Japanese.