Dedicated Patient Line
029-853-7668(※appointment only)

Making Appointments

A referral from another medical institution (e.g., clinic) is necessary.


This hospital has been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare as a Hospital with Specified Functions. In order to provide advanced medical services, especially for serious diseases, such hospitals only treat patients that have been referred by other hospitals and clinics. Therefore, if you wish to see a doctor here, please obtain a referral letter from another medical institution and make an appointment according to the following procedure. You must have a referral letter! Without this letter, in addition to the co-payment of the medical fee, the patient will be asked to pay 13,200 yen (including tax) as a selected medical fee specified by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare. If a patient who has been referred to another medical institution instead visits our hospital again, the patient will be charged a 6,050 yen fee (including tax).


Appointments are required for consultations

All outpatient clinics at this hospital are appointment only. Thus, if it is necessary to come to the hospital, please make an appointment for outpatient care by phone or ticket (see following instructions). We may not be able to treat you if you do not make an appointment.

In-Person Hospital Appointments (Outpatient)

Please come to our hospital between 8:30 and 17:00, fill out the white “Appointment Request Form” available on the table in front of the hospital’s outpatient reception desk, and submit it to Appointment Desk #3. At that time, if you have received medical treatment at our hospital in the past and have a medical ticket, please present it at the same time. If you do not know where your ticket is, please let us know and we will be able to schedule a new day and time.

Hospital Appointments by Phone (Outpatient)

Please call the following phone number between 8:30 and 17:00 and inform us of the department you wish to see. If you have received medical care at our hospital in the past, please let us know. The staff will ask you about the necessary information for your appointment, and then specify the day and time of your visit. Take care to be on time.

Dedicated Patient Telephone Line
Phone:029-853-7668 (Please dial carefully)
Reception Hours
8:30~17:00(Appointments for the next day will be made until 16:00)

Information on Outpatient Consultations

As a Hospital with Specified Functions, we provide advanced and specialized medical care in close cooperation with local hospitals and clinics.

Appointments For First-Time Patients

Outpatient consultations at this hospital are by appointment only. Please bring a letter of referral from your family doctor. If you do not have a letter of introduction from another medical institution, you will be asked to pay an additional 13,200 yen, including tax, in addition to the medical fee for the first visit. Some departments may not be able to see patients without a letter of introduction. Please understand this in advance and bring a letter from the medical institution you have visited. You can also make an appointment directly by phone but please note that the office is very busy, especially between 8:30 and 10:00.

How to Make A Reservation

Dedicated Patient Telephone Line
Phone:029-853-7668 (Please dial carefully)
Reception Hours
8:30~17:00(Appointments for the next day will be made until 16:00)

At the appointment center, we will ask you the following questions when you make an appointment:

  1. If you have a letter of referral, please provide the name of the medical institution and doctor that made the letter.
  2. The address of the referring doctor if none is specified on the referral letter.
  3. Name, address, date of birth, telephone number (home or mobile).
The appointment center only schedules appointments for the next day or later. (Appointments for the next day are available until 16:00). If you are instructed that you urgently need to see a doctor on the same day, please consult your family doctor.

Collaboration With Family Doctors

Together with family doctors, the University of Tsukuba Hospital protects patients in the community. The University of Tsukuba Hospital collaborates with medical institutions in the community and considers the provision of high quality medical care in accordance with their respective roles. Your family doctor will be in charge of your daily health care while we will take care of specialized tests and treatments that require hospitalization. After your condition is stabilized, you will be able to continue your treatment at your family doctor’s office.


What is a University Hospital with Specific Functions?

University hospitals (Hospitals with Specified Functions) provide advanced and specialized medical care as the key hospitals in the region. After specialized examination and treatment at a university hospital is completed, the patient will be referred to a local medical institution. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has been promoting the division of roles among medical institutions with the aim of providing high-quality medical care. This promotion of collaboration with family doctors allows each medical institution to use its strengths to provide appropriate medical care to patients.

What do you mean by “Collaboration”?

If you need specialized tests or hospitalization, your family doctor will refer you to us. When your condition stabilizes, we will send you back to your family doctor. This cooperation ensures that patients can receive the most appropriate medical care according to their individual conditions.