Useful Information for Living in Nagasaki

2. Necessary Items

18Nov 2011 Nagasaki-Ken
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Please take the following with you when you go to see a doctor:


● Health Insurance Certificate (without it you will be expected to pay the full cost)


● Identification


● Cash (most medical institutions only accept cash payments and only in Japanese yen)


● Any medication that you are currently taking


● It may be useful to write down your address, telephone number and symptoms on a piece of paper.



Examination times


Outpatient examination times vary depending on the hospital, but some are closed in the afternoons or on Saturdays. Most are closed on Sundays and public holidays. It is advisable to telephone the clinic beforehand to check if a doctor from the relevant medical department is on duty, their consultation times and if it is possible to make an appointment.


Night-Time Emergency Center:


1F, Sakaemachi 2-22,NagasakiCity.

Tel: 095-820-8699


TheNight-TimeEmergencyCenterprovides emergency care for sudden medical conditions such as fevers, abdominal pains or injuries. The center has no facilities for surgery or admission. The center is open on:

Monday to Friday: General Consultations & Orthopedics:8:00PM – 11:30PM

                             Pediatric Clinic:8:00PM – 6:00AM

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:  General Consultations & Pediatrics8:00PM – 6:00AM

Dec 31 – Jan 3: General Consultations & Pediatrics10:00AM – 5:00PM&8:00PM – 6:00AM



Doctors who provide homecare visits on holidays and evenings and emergency clinics are listed on the Nagasaki Medical Association homepage.