The Medical Interpreter Dispatching Service

For non-Japanese speakingresidents to safely use medical services and have a healthy life in Kyoto City, medical interpreters are dispatched to hospitals.

How to Use the Service

There are 4 hospitals in the city where non-Japanese speakers can use interpreters. (Kyoto City Hospital, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Koseikai Takeda Hospital, Kyoto Katsura Hospital)

  • ・Please ask for the interpreter service directly to each hospital.
  • ・Free of charge
  • ・Only outpatients can use the interpreter service.
  • ・Some hospitals require appointment for this service at least 5 days before going to the hospital (please see the table below).
  • * If you cancel your appointment, make sure to call the hospital.

Sponsors: Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto City, Center for Multicultural Information and Assistance Kyoto

Languages/Day/Time

Appointments must be set within the time each hospital is open for outpatients in the morning. (For continuous hospital visits, interpreters can be dispatched for doctors’ appointments in the afternoon)

  • ○ Needs appointment at least 5 days before the hospital visit (requires an appointment)
  • ● Interpreters are always present (does not require an appointment)
Languages Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Kyoto City Hospital
9:00~12:00
Chinese
English
Korean
Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital
9:00~12:00
Chinese
English
Korean
Kyoto Katsura Hospital
9:00~12:00
Chinese
English
Korean
Koseikai Takeda Hospital
9:00~12:00
Chinese
English
Korean

Kyoto City Hospital(Kyoto Shiritsu Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-311-5311 FAX:075-321-6025
http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/city-hosp/
Address〒604-8845 1-2 Higashitakada-cho, Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City (In front of the City Bus stop, “Kyoto Shiritsu Byoin-mae”)
Hours9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Reception desk closes at 11:00 a.m.)

Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital(Ijinkai Takeda Sogo Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-572-6331 FAX:075-571-8877
http://www.takedahp.or.jp/ijinkai/
Address〒601-1495  28-1 Moriminami-cho, Ishida, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City (Get off at “Ishida” station of the Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line)
Hours9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Orthopedic Surgery reception desk closes at 11:00 a.m.)

Koseikai Takeda Hospital(Koseikai Takeda Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-361-1351 FAX:075-361-7602
http://www.takedahp.or.jp/koseikai/
Address〒600-8558 841-5 Higashishiokoji-cho, Nishinothoin-Higashiiru, Shiokoji-dori,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City (Get off at “Kyoto” station of the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line)
Hours9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Kyoto Katsura Hospital(Kyoto Katsura Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-391-5811 FAX:075-381-4224
http://www.katsura.com/
Address〒615-8256 17 Hirao-cho, Yamada, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City (15 min. by free shuttle bus from “Katsura” Station of the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line)
Hours9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Reception desk closes at 11:00 a.m.)