On-campus medical treatment (Health Care Center)

The Health Care Center, located on the 2nd floor of the University Union, is responsible for supporting and providing medical assistance to students, faculty and staff. It provides health examinations and gives daily health guidance. Please come to the Center any time you feel physically ill. There is have medical equipment and the medical staff are able to prescribe some medicine if necessary. Medical checkups are held around end of May each year. The Center hours for medical exam/consultation are weekdays from 9:30 to 16:30. You may come to the center to discuss mental or emotional concerns you have. Counseling services, offered by a professional counselor, are available for students every Friday, 10:00-14:00. (Reservations are recommended.)

Off-campus medical treatment

For those who are enrolled in the National Health Insurance you can visit most medical facilities and the insurance will cover roughly 70% of the treatment and medicine costs. For those without insurance or with insurance from outside of Japan, usually the full amount of the treatment and medicine are paid and then you are reimbursed after applying to the insurance company to which you purchased insurance. Please see the list of cooperating medical facilities in the appendix of the International Student Handbook for specific hospital details.

Please note:
  1. You should bring a letter of referral from a doctor at the Health Care Center.
  2. If you cannot contact the Health Care Center doctor or nurse, go directly to the hospital without a referral letter.
  3. If you need to see a doctor at night or on a holiday, call one of the following hospitals, and tell them the institute name (NAIST) to consult doctors.
  4. Get a referral letter from a doctor at the Health Care Center concerning orthopedics, dermatology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, gynecology, dentistry and others.