Tama-Hokubu Medical Center

Mandatory Appointment by Referral

Tama-Hokubu Medical Center sees only patients who have scheduled appointments by referral.*

* What Does "Mandatory Appointment by Referral" Mean?
Except in emergency cases, the hospital sees only patients who have been referred by their primary care physician or a local medical institution. A "primary care physician" is an accessible practitioner whom one can readily consult on matters related to health and illness, and from whom one seeks care when unwell. When a primary care physician determines that high-precision lab tests or more advanced treatments are needed, he or she refers the patient to a hospital with more advanced medical capabilities, or to a specialist hospital. When a referral to a specialist hospitals or the like is needed, the primary care physician drafts a letter of referral (patient referral document) describing the details of the diagnosis, and gives it to the patient. The patient then schedules an appointment with the referred hospital, and present the letter of referral on the initial visit. This system is called "mandatory appointment by referral."

Outpatient Care Hours

Outpatient Care Hours Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Reception Hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Please note that hours and weekdays may vary according to the department providing outpatient care.


General Medicine Endocrinology and Metabolism Cardiology
Nephrology Pulmonology Gastroenterology
Neurology Hematology Rheumatology
Psychiatry Pediatrics Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopedic Surgery
(Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Anesthesiology Urology
Gynecology Ophthalmology Otorhinolaryngology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rehabilitation Medicine Radiology
Department of Diagnostic Pathology