Yamagata University Hospital

Inpatient Services for Japanese Health Insurance Card holders

1. Process up to admission

Here you will find information about what to bring with you on the day of hospital admission, things you will need while living as an inpatient, what to do while you are an inpatient, and the procedure for being discharged from the hospital.

Contact and confirmation on day of inpatient admittance

Patients whose admission date has not been determined
When the date of admission has been decided, the physician in charge of the case in the department where you will be admitted as an inpatient will call you directly by telephone.
Patients whose admission date has been determined
On the date of admission, please go through the process by the following procedure:

Admission procedure

  • Patients who have made a reservation for admission will be notified directly by a physician at a later date of their admission date. If you have questions about a reservation for admission or wish to cancel an admission reservation, please get in touch with the outpatient reception window of the department concerned.
  • On the day of admission, please come to the hospital by the appointed time given to you by the doctor and go through the admission procedure at the Admission and Discharge Counter (Window No. 11 or the medical concierge station). When you have not received instructions from a doctor, please come to the hospital about 10:00 am and go through the admission procedure.
  • A doctor or nurse will explain in advance what things you will need in the hospital ward.

2. Hospitalization

Hospital rooms

Rooms for four occupants are the standard.
* The figure in parentheses () is the charge for patients who are giving birth.

Single Room Type A

Room charge
35,640 yen
Number of rooms
3 rooms
Associated facilities
Bath (shower), toilet, small kitchen, washbasin (hot and cold water), air conditioning and heating (independently-controlled type)
Furnishings
Wardrobe, bedside table, electric bed, over-bed table, wall clock, artificial flowers with photocatalytic air purifiers (two types), refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven, table, 32-inch LCD television (receives terrestrial digital broadcasting), telephone, lounge suite (sofa, armchairs, etc.), DVD player, lamp table

Single Room TypeB

Room charge
11,880 yen
Number of rooms
61 rooms
Associated facilities
Shower, toilet, washbasin (hot and cold water), air conditioning and heating (independently-controlled type)
Furnishings
Locker, bedside table, electric bed, over-bed table, "mine hook" wall hooks, artificial flowers with photocatalytic air purifiers, wall clock, refrigerator (prepaid card operated), television (prepaid card operated), special order sofa bed

Single Room TypeC

Room charge
8,640 yen
Number of rooms
16 rooms
Associated facilities
Toilet, washbasin (hot and cold water), air conditioning and heating (independently-controlled type)
Furnishings
Locker, bedside table, electric bed, over-bed table, "mine hook" wall hooks, artificial flowers with photocatalytic air purifiers, wall clock, refrigerator (prepaid card operated), television (prepaid card operated), wooden folding chair

Single Room TypeD

Room charge
5,400 yen
Number of rooms
1 rooms
Associated facilities
Washbasin (hot and cold water), air conditioning and heating (independently-controlled type)
Furnishings
Locker, bedside table, electric bed, over-bed table, "mine hook" wall hooks, artificial flowers with photocatalytic air purifiers, wall clock, chair or special order sofa bed, refrigerator (prepaid card operated), television (prepaid card operated)

If an emergency admission occurs, then you may be asked to move to another room or another ward, depending on the symptoms. We hope you will understand and cooperate if this happens.

Food

(1) About foods

Meals are provided according to the instructions of the physician in charge and depending on your condition.

  • For reasons of hygiene, please do not bring in any food.
  • Please inform us in advance if you have any food allergies.
  • Food is considered as a part of your treatment and the salt content is reduced. Some items may seem low in flavor to you, but we ask your understanding.

(2) Meal service

IH food cart
Food carts with infrared heating (IH) are used to serve meals with hot foods kept hot and cold foods kept chilled.
Customary seasonal or special event foods
Customary seasonal or special event foods are served one or more times every month, and the Yamagata brand of "Tsuyahime" rice is served on the 28th of every month.
Delay of meals for medical tests
Breakfast or lunch may be served at later times to allow for various kinds of medical tests.
Choice of bread for breakfast
Bread can be chosen as the main item for breakfast. The permission of the physician in charge is required, so please talk to your physician in charge or a nurse about this.
Birth celebration meal
We provide a "birth celebration meal" to patients who have given birth to a child. These patients can choose the main dishes and the dessert.
Coffee service
Coffee is served twice a month.

(3) Mealtimes

Breakfast
7:30 to 8:00 am
Delayed meal after surgery and medical testing
9:20 to 10:00 am
Lunch
12:00 to 12:30 pm
Delayed meal after surgery and medical testing
2:30 to 3:00 pm
Dinner
6:00 to 6:30 pm

3. Hospitalization expenses, medical certificates and other certificates

Accounts

Billing during inpatient stay

Inpatient expenses during hospital stay are added up on a monthly basis and the bill and payment slip will be delivered to your room around the 10th of the following month. Please pay by the due date.

Billing on discharge from the hospital

When you are discharged from the hospital on a regular weekday, your bill will be presented to you in the ward as part of the discharge procedure.

Payment method

  1. Payment at reception windows (Cashier Windows No. 7 and No. 8 at General Reception Counter)
    Weekdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted)
  2. Payment at health care cost automated bill settlement machine
    Cash Weekdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted)
    Credit card Accepted 24 hours a day as a rule
    * The machines may be out of service for maintenance or other such reasons at irregular times.
    * Hours when debit cards can be used vary with banks, so please check.
  3. Payment at window on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (next to Emergency Department reception)
    Payment accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm only
    Cash or credit card
  4. Others
    If you wish to make payment at a bank, post office, or convenience store, please pay using a payment transfer slip. The payment transfer fee is paid by the patient.