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.
  • * If you cancel your appointment, make sure to call the hospital.

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

Corresponding Hospitals

Kyoto City Hospital(Kyoto Shiritsu Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-311-5311 FAX:075-321-6025
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
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.)

Kyoto Katsura Hospital(Kyoto Katsura Byouin)

ContactTEL:075-391-5811 FAX:075-381-4224
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.)