Notice from the Hospital
International Patient Support Center
What is the International Patient Support Center?
Our center supports overseas patients who seek medical care in the Okayama University Hospital to promote medical globalization. We do this by collaborating with related medical departments in matters such as reception, procedures of reception, guidance, payment, and getting prescriptions. Fifteen languages are used at the center using phone calls, a tablet type translator, volunteers, and other methods.
Okayama University Hospital applied for accreditation to the Japan Medical Services Accreditation for International Patients (JMIP), issued by the Japan Medical Education Foundation, and was certified on May 22, 2017. This process was undertaken to respond to various inquiries from overseas patients. The result of these inquiries was the launching of our working group. We continue to prepare signs and consent forms in multiple languages. We will do our best to ensure a comfortable visit for overseas patients who receive treatment at our hospital.