The Bluff Clinic

The Bluff Medical and Dental Clinic is an organization established to provide quality medical and dental care to the members of the community living in Yokohama and Tokyo area.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q – Do you have a lady doctor?

A – Our medical doctor is a man and the dentist is a woman.

Q – Do you speak English ?

A – Yes. Our Doctors, most nurses and office staff are bilingual.

Q – Do you accept Japanese Health Insurance?

A – Yes. We accept both National and Social Health Insurance cards. You must pay your deductible share of the medical fee by cash.

Q – Do you accept private health insurance?

A – No. You must pay us direct during your visit. Our invoices are in English and we can assist in completing foreign insurance claim forms.

Q – Do you have a gynaecologist?

A – We do not have a gynaecologist but gynaecological problems can be taken care by our Doctor. (e.g. amenorrhoea, vaginitis, pelvic inflammation)
Referrals to a specialist may be made as appropriate.

Q – Do you perform pap smears (cervical cytology)?

A – Yes. we do perform routine Pap smears.

Q – Do you have contraceptive pills?

A – Yes. We usually prescribe triphasic pills. Contraceptive pills are not covered under Japanese health insurance. We may ask you to have a gynaecological examination if you have not had one for more than a year.

Q – Do you perform pregnancy tests?

A – Yes. We can perform either a urine test or a blood test.

Q – Do you perform abortions?

A – No, but referrals can be made.

Q – What should I do in case of emergencies?

A – Please first try our office number. If it is out-of-office hours, a recorded message will instruct you what number you could call to reach the doctor if available and/or to inform you other numbers to call or where you should go.

Q – Can you fill another doctor’s prescription?

A – Most prescription can be filled by our Doctor with a fee. However, medications that are not available in Japan cannot be filled. We can assist you to purchase your medication from a pharmacy in North American in such cases.

Q – Do you dispense medication at your Clinic?

A – Most of the commonly prescribed medications are dispensed right at our Clinic. If we do not carry the medication, we will write you a prescription.

Q – Do you accept credit cards?

A – Yes. We accept VISA and MasterCard.

Q – How do I register at your Clinic?

A – You can register upon your first visit in person to the Clinic. To make an online appointment booking we require you to create a profile providing only your name, email address and telephone number.

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