YES! For whatever reasons that are bringing you to Okinawa, hemodialysis while you are on vacation or for short-term stay is not as hard and complicated as the idea sounds. Just make sure you are well-prepared before the trip and you’d be ready to go!
We are about 20 minutes north of Naha airport, adjacent to Camp Kinser. Whether you are heading up north from Naha or going down south from Kadena, we are en route on Route 58.
Google map: Makiminato Chuo Hospital
We have full-time English-speaking staff to assist you with appointment process and support you during your hemodialysis session(s).
See also our International Medical Center.
To ensure a safe and smooth hemodialysis session at our hospital, once we have received your hemodialysis data, we will contact your hemodialysis center back home to clarify any questions we might have. Depending on where you are staying on the island, we can also arrange for free shuttle to and from your hotel (by appointment only).
We have private rooms reserved for your personal comfort. (However, please understand if there is an emergency, emergency patient will have priority over the use of the room.)
Cost: 35,000 Yen to 40,000 Yen for the initial hemodialysis session, and approximately 30,000 Yen for subsequent sessions.
Meal: You can order lunch with us for as little as 350 Yen. Just let us know when you schedule your appointment.
Insurance coverage: We will issue you an English invoice (free of charge) and a doctor’s note (2,200 Yen) for you to file claim with your insurance. If you do not need a doctor’s note from us, please let us know beforehand.
When you have decided to travel to Okinawa, contact us to schedule your dialysis date(s). We will then e-mail you an appointment package to include:
Once you have received everything, then follow the schedule below to gather information to send to us.
You can also download the necessary forms instead of waiting for us to e-mail them to you.