Visiting a doctor in Japan
You are free to choose your own doctor. Most of them work in private hospitals and rarely provide home visits.
Unlike Western countries where doctors take the time to listen to the patient and examine them, consultations in Japan are very quick!
According to Japanese law, the doctor will inform the patient’s family as a priority who will then have to approve or disapprove the treatment.
Consultation fees at a Japanese GP cost 5,000 yens on average (USD 51).
Japanese specialist doctors
Consultation fees at a specialist doctor cost around 10,000 yens (USD 102).
Being admitted to hospital in Japan
Japanese hospitals provide quality equipment and qualified staff. As they are very well organized, waiting times are short. Most of doctors have completed their studies in an Anglo-Saxon country and therefore are fluent in English.
A consultation at a hospital costs around 3,000 yens (USD 31) and you are free to choose the hospital where you want to receive treatment.
If you need to call an ambulance, dial 119. However, keep in mind that not all ambulance drivers speak English.