Can you help me?
Q: Can You Help Me? I think I might be pregnant. Can you recommend an English-speaking gynecologist in Nagoya?
A: ★Most major city hospitals have a combined産婦人科（さんふじんか）Obstetrics and Gynecology Department or a stand alone Gynecology Department 婦人科（ふじんか） – and there are several specialist clinics in and around Nagoya that have services in English; several options are listed below. A full list of other English-speaking Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics in Nagoya are available at the Nagoya International Center Information Counter (052-581-0100). Please note that even though these doctors can understand English, the receptionist will most likely not be able to.
For clinics outside of Nagoya, the Aichi Medical Information System can provide clinic information, such as openings times, contact information, and location maps. This service is available in 6 languages. An on-line database can be accessed at www.qq.pref.aichi.jp. A mobile phone friendly information site is available in Japanese only at www.qq.pref.aichi.jp/k. Alternatively, an automated phone and fax service is available for English speakers at 052-249-9799.
Additionally, if you are pregnant or just had a baby, the Nagoya Foreign Mothers’ Group can offer peer support and advice. See the Family Groups section on our Bulletin Board for more details
★Kokusai Central Clinic 国際セントラルクリニック
■Address: Nakamura-Ku, Nagono1-47-1, Nagoya International Center Building 10F
■Access: A 1-minute walk from Kokusai Center 国際センター Subway Station, exit 2. Located in the same building as the Nagoya International Center!
■Doctor’s name: Dr. Fujiko Ito (female)
■Specialty: Gynecology only
■Hours Available: Mon, Tues, Thu 14:00 – 16:00
■Note: Japanese health insurance is required
★Yamaguchi Ladies Clinic 山口レディスクリニック
■Address: Minami-Ku, Kakeage 2-7-1
■Access: A 10-minute walk from Sakura-honmachi 桜本町Subway Station, exit 1 (Google Map)
■Doctor’s name: Dr. Kazuo Yamaguchi (male)
■Open: Mon – Sat: 09:30 – 12:30 (Sat until 13:00) and Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri: 17:00 – 19:00
■Closed: Wed & Sat p.m., Sundays, and holidays
★Ikuta Women’s Clinic いくたウイメンズクリニック
■Address: Naka-Ku, Sakae 3-15-27, Nagoya Plaza Building 3F
■Access: Yaba-cho 矢場町 Subway Station, exit 6; located next to Matsuzakaya’s North Wing (Google Map)
■Doctor’s name: Dr. Katsuo Ikuta (male)
■Open: Mon – Wed, Fri: 10:00 – 12:30 & 15:00 – 18:00. Thu & Sat:10:00 – 12:30
■Closed: Sundays and holidays