2. MEDICAL SERVICES


Last modified 1998.1.22


CONTENTS


GENERAL HOSPITALS

CONTENTS In Akita City there are 6 general hospitals. Akita City Hospital functions as a general hospital for the citizens with its substantial medical staff and equipment.
Akita City Hospital (Shiritsu-byoin) Tel: 23-4171
4-30 Kawamoto-matsuoka-machi
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED Health Insurance Card
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE Akita City Hospital (Shiritsu-byoin) Tel: 23-4171
4-30 Kawamoto-matsuoka-machi
FEE It will be depended on medical treatments.
REMARKS The following medical services are available in the Akita City Hospital;

Medicine(circulatory, digestive, respiratory, blood, and renal), Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Surgery, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Urinary organs, Obstetrics and gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Science treatment, Radiotherapy, Anesthesia, and Dentistry

OTHER NOTICE Other general hospitals in the city are the following;
Akita Red Cross Hospital (Sekijuji-byoin) Tel: 34-3361
Akita University Hospital (Daigaku-byoin) Tel: 34-1111
Akita Prefecture Geriatric Disorders Medical Center(Seijin-byo Center) Tel: 35-9911
Akita Union Hospital (Kumiai-byoin) Tel: 45-0161
Naka-dori Hospital Tel: 33-1122
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Akita City Hospital (Shiritsu-byoin) Tel: 23-4171


AIDS CLINIC (HIV ANTI-BODY INSPECTION)

CONTENTS An AIDS clinic is available, and blood testing for AIDS is also available if necessary.
It is possible to take them anonymously, if you wish.
The clinic does testing from 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM on the second Friday, and 1:50 PM to 2:30 PM on the third Thursday.
The results of the blood test will be given about one hour later.
A Night AIDS Clinic is open from 5:50 PM to 6:30 PM on fourth Thursday every month.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED None
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE Akita City Public Health Center (Akita shi Hoken-sho)
Tel: 883-1180
3-8-1 Yabase-Minami Akita
FEE No charge.
REMARKS You must make an appointment for a blood test. If a second test is needed, doctors will recommend and introduce the proper hospitals.
OTHER NOTICE Akita City Public Health Center also provides AIDS consultation from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM on weekdays.
Consultation by phone is also available. (Tel: 883-1180)
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Health Management Section (Kenko-kannri-ka) Tel: 883-1180


MEDICAL EXPENSE SUPPORT FOR THE HANDICAPPED

CONTENTS The City of Akita offers medical expense support for the handicapped, so they can receive medical care without payment.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
  1. Health Insurance Card
  2. Certificate of Income, issued by the Citizen Tax Section
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Hall, or its branch offices in Tsuchizaki and Araya.
FEE No charge.
REMARKS
  1. This service is only for residents of the city.
  2. Applicants must be members of one of the Japanese public health insurance systems.
OTHER NOTICE Depending on one's impediment condition and income restriction, one might not qualify for this support.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Social Welfare Section (Shakai-fukushi-ka) Tel: 66-2093


MEDICAL EXPENSE SUPPORT FOR THE AGED

CONTENTS The City of Akita provides medical expense support for people over 70 years old and the handicapped over 65 years old. Both groups can receive medical care and services without payment.
According to one's circumstances, reduction of allotment or exemption is available.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
  1. Health Insurance Card
  2. Handicapped ID Card
  3. Certificate of income, issued by the Citizen Tax Section. It is needed according to circumstances.
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Hall, or its branch offices in Tsuchizaki and Araya
FEE No charge.
REMARKS
  1. This service is only for residents of the city.
  2. Applicants must be members of one of the Japanese public health insurance systems.
OTHER NOTICE Depending on one's impediment condition and income restriction, one might not qualify for this support.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Social Welfare Section (Shakai-fukushi-ka) Tel: 66-2093

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