It is especially important for those of us with kids to be prepared for the unexpected fevers and broken bones that somehow seem to occur after most hospitals and clinics are closed. The good news is that pediatric emergency medical care in Tokyo is available.
In Tokyo, where the majority of foreign residents live and work, there are six hospitals that can handle pediatric patients requiring emergency treatment after 17:00 and on holidays. While there should be some staff that speak English, be mentally prepared for the fact that these already limited staff may not be available, especially after hours.
In addition to the six hospitals, there are a number of private clinics that are open later into the evening as well.
Please call ahead before you visit and do not forget to bring your health insurance card.
Six Hospitals in Tokyo for emergency after-hour pediatric care
- Jikei University Hospital
Address: 3-19-18 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku
- Toranamon Hospital
Address: 2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku
- The Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo General Hospital
Address: 2-34-10 Ebisu, Shibuya
- Japan Red Cross Medical Center
Address: 4-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
- St. Luke’s International Hospital
Address: 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku
- Keio University Hospital
Address: 35 Shinano-machi, Shinjuku-ku
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