For foreign patients already in Japan (excluding foreign residents), please refer to this site. Even if you have a letter of referral from another hospital in Japan, patients who are not covered by Japanese public medical insurance should follow this website.（Patients who have been seen previously at the University of Tsukuba Hospital may also refer to this site.）
From April 1, 2023, fees for patients without active public health insurance coverage in Japan (excluding welfare recipients) will be calculated at 30 yen per point.
Foreign patients need to follow these regulations if they wish to have consultations and treatment.
Foreign patients must be supported by a designated coordinator.
This is because University of Tsukuba Hospital staffs are unable to complete all the formalities related to the acceptance of foreign patients and they rely on the assistance of a medical coordinator.
Doctors, nurses, back offices staff and designated coordinator work together to assist and care for foreign patients and each has following duties and responsibilities.
|Doctors・Nurses||Medical judgement, making treatment schedule, consultations, examinations, treatments etc|
|Back office||Allocation of hospital work, Accounts|
|Coordinator||Communicating with patient in foreign language, Visa support, Interpreter arrangement, help settling in in Tsukuba, Receive payment in advance, Payment intermediary|
If foreign patients have an interpreter who doesn’t have sufficient ability, the doctors may not be able to provide sufficient explanation about their treatments and patients may misunderstand the explanation. It may prevent providing safe treatment. Therefore, it’s mandatory to have an interpreter arranged by the designated coordinator in order to interpret in neutral position. Please understand that we may refuse consultation and treatment if a patient does not have a qualified interpreter who is arranged by the coordinator. This will apply to the patients who are accompanied by friends or family who speak Japanese or volunteer interpreters in terms of risk management. We hope foreign patients understand the above and corporate with us to provide safe consultations and treatment.
Please be sure to contact us through a “medical coordination company (guarantor organization for medical visas)”.
◆ University of Tsukuba Hospital has contracted with three medical coordination companies (guarantor organizations for medical visas).
◆The other medical coordinator companies list
※Please contact each company directly for details of their services and fees.
We are committed to providing high-quality medical care and cultivating medical professionals who can contribute to developing the medical field.
We are committed to providing the safest and highest quality medical care to overseas patients.
We provide services considerate of various cultures, customs, religions, etc. of overseas patients.
Fully mindful of our mission and responsibility, we cultivate medical professionals who are rich in humanity.
We promote a team approach to medical care services in which all occupations participate.
We work to spread knowledge about health and medicine.
We contribute to international society through our medical research and promotion of advanced medical technology.
Overseas Patients can receive medical care as a respected person.
Overseas Patients can select treatment methods by their own will after receiving explanations and information.
Overseas patients can ask a physician at another hospital for an opinion (second opinion).
Overseas patients can ask for an advice about medicine and welfare.
Overseas patients can freely decide if he/she will cooperate in educational training or research.
Personal information and privacies are protected appropriately.
Overseas patients can know the details of the medical expenses.
Please provide information on your health condition etc. as precisely as possible.
Please follow the rules of our hospital and cooperate in medical examinations and managements.
Please refrain from actions that may interfere with medical examinations or cause trouble to others.
At this hospital, invasive treatments and examinations* will be explained in advance by the doctor in writing so that the patient and/or family members can fully understand. Please understand that a patient or family member signature is required on the “Explanation and Consent Form” when such treatment or examination is performed. If you have any questions about the explanation given by the doctor, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*(e.g., surgery and anesthesia, anticancer drug treatment, blood transfusion, tests using injected or intravenous contrast media, etc.)
For the following general medical procedures, tests, and procedures that do not place a physical or mental burden on the patient, explanations and confirmation of consent are given orally so that medical and nursing interventions can proceed smoothly. Thus, consent forms are not required in principle. In the absence of positive consent, medical staff will assume that you consent to treatment (by your presence at the hospital), but any consent can be revoked by the patient at any time by subsequent request.
This is a teaching and research hospital where we educate medical professionals and develop and conduct research into new medical treatments.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.