Shimizu Children's Clinic
Medical | Avg price: ¥500 | English Available: None (Unknown)
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Clean premises, English speaking doctor
For a while we attended this practitioner regularly when we were staying in the area. The Doctor speaks reasonable English and he is not shy to use it.
The premises are very clean and the building is modern. They have a play area for children with some toys and books. They have two waiting areas. One is for sick patients and one is for those awaiting vaccinations. In the flu season they also create a third waiting area where they isolate anyone with symptoms of the flu. They also don't allow children with the flu use the play area. They have a good room for babies that is comfortable. The Doctor comes to the room rather than bringing the baby to the Doctor. I personally found this very useful. A lot of the medication is dispensed on site so you don't have to go to a pharmacist.
They are very strict about opening hours at this clinic and even if you ring ahead they will not see you if you arrive a minute past closing time. I have never had this experience anywhere else and we have tried a lot of Doctors over the years with four kids. I don't think this a good place for anything complicated or serious. It would be most suited to get a prescription for a common cold or to get a vaccination.
The clinic opens 9 am to noon Monday through Saturday. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday it is also open from 3 pm to 6 pm. It is closed on Sundays. Parking is free. There is parking for about 6 cars.
209 Kamiyatsubayashi, Kawajima-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0121