In this section, you’ll find contact information for different hospitals around the prefecture and also some random bits of medical information that you might find useful. If you would like to add anything, please do, and if you have any questions, please get in touch with the FJET Council and we might be able to help you out! Also, here’s a website dedicated to helping you get the healthcare you need in Japan.
Japan Healthcare Info
A website with English information regarding the Japanese healthcare system.
Also provides other services such as locating English-speaking doctors in your area, and setting up appointments.
AJET and the JET Program(me) have partnered with TELL and PSG to offer JETs mental health services.
Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)
Phone hours are 9 a.m.–11 p.m., everyday.
TELL is a non-profit confidential counseling service in English. TELL offers a wide range of referral services, incl. names of doctors and therapists. Sometimes the line is busy so you need to keep dialing. In addition to calling, you can e-mail them through their site at: http://www.telljp.com/
JET Peer Support Group Hotline (PSG)
0120-43-7725 or 0120-LISTEN 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Confidential peer counseling for JET participants only. JET volunteers are on call every night from 8 p.m.- 8 a.m. and have experience dealing with a wide range of calls, either JET-related or not, including personal problems and information on alternative lifestyles. Call this free dial number and obtain from the recording the phone number of the volunteer on call that night. This is probably the most useful counseling/referral service for JET participants because they understand and have probably experienced the same JET-related problems themselves. Calls made to the PSG Hotline are kept strictly confidential
*How to claim the Mental Health Counseling Assistance Subsidy*
If a JET participant finds themselves in need of professional mental health counseling, CLAIR will pay up to 10,000 yen per JET participant per contract year for costs not covered by Japanese National Health Insurance. Based on the average cost of mental health services, this would cover about two sessions.
- The JET participant must first pay for the counseling out of pocket, being sure to save the original receipts from the counseling appointments.
- The JET participant next submits an application to apply for the Mental Health Counseling Assistance Subsidy. Along with the application, the original receipts from the counseling sessions and a copy of the inside front cover of the JET’s bank book should be submitted to their Contracting Organization.
- The Contracting Organization submits the application to CLAIR. The application is reviewed and the JET participant is notified of the result.
- The subsidy is paid directly in the JET participant’s bank account.