We strive to be a hospital that can provide medical care to the satisfaction of both patient and doctor.

Japanese patients residing abroad

The National University Hospital Network Secretariat is located at International Medical Relations Office, Kyushu University Hospital.
If you would like to receive treatment in Kyushu University Hospital, we believe the following information will be helpful for you and your family members.

Patients currently being treated at hospitals abroad

Generally,if the primary doctor at a hospital abroad agrees to a patient transfer (transfer to Japanese hospital for treatment ),the primary doctor are expected to make a request by mail, e-mail, etc., to the hospital in Japan that he / she considers most appropriate.

Kindly visit The National University Hospital Medical Cooperation Network from the link below, and fill in the “ Patient Medical Care Information Entrance(Inquiry Form)”and transmit the form. The most appropriate clinical department at Kyushu University Hospital in Japan will be introduced to you.

The National University Hospital Medical Cooperation Network

International Medical Relations Office, Health Networking Center

International Medical Relations Office
Kyushu University Hospital
3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 JAPAN
Fax: +81-92-642-5155
E-mail: info-imr@med.kyushu-u.ac.jp
  • Regardless of whether the patient is from Japan or abroad, the receiving of desired patient transfer is determined by the respective clinical department of Kyushu University Hospital or respective national university hospital of Japan, please kindly understand that, there may be cases that we cannot meet your request.
  • The Medical Service Law prohibits the answering of inquiries regarding illnesses and treatment methods by phone, e-mail, etc. Medical care must be provided following a consultation upon your visit to the hospital.

Medical fees

At Kyushu University Hospital, medical care for a foreign patient who does not have a Japanese health insurance qualification is charged at a rate of 20 yen per 1 medical remuneration point. In other words if the patient is not covered with public health insurance of Japan, the medical payment will be doubled. The same applies to living-abroad Japanese patient who does not have a Japanese health insurance qualification.

Foreign patients residing abroad

For patients currently receiving treatment in a hospital abroad

Please refer to the previous section “Japanese patients residing abroad” regarding the procedures to be taken if you wish to receive medical care at Kyushu University Hospital.

Foreign patients desiring to come to Japan to receive medical care are requested to kindly understand the following.

  • We would like ask all patients who does not speak/understand Japanese to be accompanied by interpreter when you visit Kyushu University Hospital.
  • At Kyushu University Hospital, medical care for a foreign patient who does not have a Japanese health insurance qualification is charged at a rate of 20 yen per 1 medical remuneration point.
  • In regard to medical fees, although we can provide past reference examples if available, we cannot prepare a quotation regarding an estimate amount for the patient him / herself.

What to do in such a case?

The following examples are provided based on past experience at Kyushu University Hospital on receiving and treating patients from abroad.

Transport by airplane may be necessary...
When you get an agreement that Kyushu University Hospital accept you, please consult with an airline company for transport cooperation. A (private) nursing-care taxi, equipped with a stretcher, can be used for transport from Fukuoka Airport to Kyushu University Hospital.
My stay abroad has been long and I am not insured by a Japanese health insurance...
If you are coming to Japan from abroad, please check whether or not the insurance you are covered by in your present country of residence is eligible for medical care in a foreign country.Then if you have Japanese nationality, and if necessary, please consult with the municipality in Japan, to which you are planning to make a moving-in notification, regarding enrollment in the national health insurance.
At Kyushu University Hospital, medical care for a foreign patient who does not have a Japanese health insurance qualification is charged at a rate of 20 yen per 1 medical remuneration point. The same applies to living-abroad Japanese patient who does not have a Japanese health insurance qualification.
I am worried about accommodation fee for myself and my attendant...
The rates for hotels and Japanese inns are at least approximately 5,000 yen per night.
Weekly rented condominiumus are available from around 100 ,000 yen a month.
Contracting an unfurnished apartment for rent for several months is difficult in Japan.
I have dietary restrictions due to cultural reasons...
Please do not worry. The Nutrition Management Office of this hospital provides counseling for persons with dietary restrictions and provides cooperation for health care.