Medical care


University Health Center

The health center provides health examination, health consultations, medical treatment and first-aid assistance to students and faculty. It also provides psychiatric and mental health counseling for students and faculty. Please take care of your health and make full use of the following services offered by the University Health Center.

▼ University Health Center

Hospitals in the vicinity of the campus

When you go to a hospital for consultation, your co-payment for the consultation will be 30% of the consultation cost when you present your National Health Insurance Card. The majority of university hospitals and major hospitals require an appointment for a consultation. Although it is possible to consult with a doctor without an appointment, in such cases, the system operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and an increasing number of clinics are introducing a system to make appointments online to reduce the burden of waiting time. We advise that you confirm the hospital’s method of accepting appointments online or by telephone.
Furthermore, “Life Plan Sukoyaka,” a booklet issued annually by Tsukuba City, provides schedules and explanations about regular maternity checkups, classes on adult health, vaccinations, and health and medical checkups. At present, the booklet is available in English and Chinese at the city hall or the nearby health center. You can also download it from the Tsukuba City website.

▼ Tsukuba City “Life Plan Sukoyaka”

▼ Search for a doctor (Ibaraki Prefecture Emergency Medical Information System)

Language support

The Tsukuba International Association dispatches volunteer medical interpreters free of charge. The association can provide language support for speakers of English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. Please make a request at the hospital at the time of your consultation.

▼Tsukuba International Association

Medical Handbooks

The Ibaraki International Association has prepared a series of bilingual medical handbooks (Japanese / various other languages) that provide basic responses to questions and descriptions of symptoms to assist foreigners when they go to the hospital. These handbooks can be downloaded from the website of the Ibaraki International Association. Please make use of the handbook to assist you in your communication at the hospital.

▼ Ibaraki International Association

Languages provided are as follows.

* English, Chinese, Portuguese, Thai, Tagalog, Spanish, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese ( prepared by the Ibaraki International Association )

* Arabic, Ukrainian, Urdu, Sinhalese, Slovenian, Serbian, Tajik, Hungarian, Bengali, Persian, Malay, Romanian, Russian ( prepared by the University of Tsukuba Social Contribution Project )