Bring a letter of referral (medical record, etc.).
Tohoku University Hospital is designated as an “Advanced Treatment Hospital” by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). An Advanced Treatment Hospital is intended for patients in need of advanced medical treatments, and with a referral from other medical institutions.
A patient without a referral will be charged the First-visit Special Expenses* in addition to the regular first-visit consultation fee, in compliance with the Specified Mixed Medical Care Coverage System (SMMC**).
*The amount is determined by each hospital. The First-visit Special Expenses are charged separately for medical and dental consultations.
・Medical consultation : 5,000 yen + tax
・Dental consultation : 3,000 yen + tax
- ** The SMMC was introduced to promote the efficient provision of high quality medical services in each region. A patient visiting our hospital (a hospital with over 200 beds) without a letter of referral is automatically considered to require the special and/or advanced medical services.
Japanese Health Insurance Card*
Your Japanese Health Insurance Card is checked once a month.
Please present your Japanese health insurance card at a reception or a payment calculation desk at your first visit of the month.
Please notify us if any changes occur in your address, employment status, or marital status.
- *Without your Japanese health insurance card, you may be required to pay your medical fees at your own expense.