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Gov't lists 10,000 clinics offering telemedicine for new patients

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... all in Japanese, so far. Hopefully they will provide the information in other languages as well.

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Large-scale random testing offers a viable solution to determining the extent of infection:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/opinion/coronavirus-testing.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

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As soon as I have symptoms I’m walking straight to the hospital. For the amount of money I pay every month for health insurance, I better get a test.

you are living in willie wonky land. Not gonna happen. Best bet is to fly to SK and get tested for free at the airport.

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Can we get an English version?

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It appears the list for my prefecture simply lists a hundred-odd mostly small clinics that can be reached by phone, including dermatologists, ear-nose-throat clinics, and assorted others that could not possibly assist anyone with Coved-19, other than writing a referral to a regional health center. Only a couple of general hospitals (sogo byouin) are listed, and none of the major medical facilities' names appear.

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I went back to check how many were listed for my prefecture and then check a number of other prefectures whose medical systems I happen to have some familiarity with. Numbers ranged from less than 40 to over 300.

And as Tom notes, the order was somewhat random.

Usually a list of anything in a prefecture would be in one of these orders: A) from largest city/prefectural capital down to smallest village, B) by city etc name in gojuuon (a-i-u-e-o) order, C) from largest city to smallest village grouped in traditional regions. 

Some of the lists I looked at were mostly in A order but with random exceptions sprinkled throughout. Thinking maybe they were ordered by hospital size I had another look but that wasn’t the case either. 

Maybe they will sort them out later? Anyway, I would say look all the way through to the end of the list if you need to find one.

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Can consultations also be done by fax?

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all in Japanese, so far. Hopefully they will provide the information in other languages as well.

Well consider the numbers, 120,000,000 or so Japanese and what, maybe 3,000,000 foreigners that speak languages from all over the planet?

What do you expect? I mean seriously, if you need assistance in your language, try your local prefectural home pages, they have information in Chinese, English Korean, and many in Spanish as well.

Seems to me some folks seem to forget what country they are in!

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The main page was smart phone friendly but the actual list for the prefecture wasn’t very. I did manage to skim through it all though. I forgot to check how many were included but it was a long list and included all the major hospitals including municipal ones for each large city and a national university hospital.

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If the phone numbers were in mostly logical order the clinics would be easier to figure out. They randomly jump in my prefecture.

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Fruit tarts for gout are great. Thanks for the information and online consultation here on JT.

Glad I could help

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Sure wish I could get my gout pills automatically without going to the doctors office filled with really old and bored people.

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As soon as I have symptoms I’m walking straight to the hospital. For the amount of money I pay every month for health insurance, I better get a test.

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