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Health Care

1) When you are ill.

We understand that it is very difficult to study in a foreign country. The Reitaku University Health Support Center is available for all the students. When you are ill, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Support Center. If you have language difficulties, the staff of IEC will help you as an interpreter.

2) Health Examination

Every year, the Health Support Center conducts a health examination for students of graduate and undergraduate schools, and students of the JPN Language Course according to the law in Japan. All of them must take it. We cannot issue the health examination certificate if you do not take a health examination. The health examination certificate is necessary for university entrance, getting a job and participating in a study abroad program and so on.

3) Health Certificate (available on applying for a job)

Health Certificate which you need on applying for a job can be issued by the automatic vending machine. If you have any inquiry, feel free to go to the Health Support Center.

4) Medical Certificate

If you need a medical certificate of the health examination, please apply to the Health Support Center. Seven days are necessary to issue the certificate. ■ JAPANESE Certificate … ¥500 ■ ENGLISH Certificate … ¥700 If additional checkups are necessary according to the certificate, extra fees will be charged.

5) When you enter a hospital

When you enter a hospital, please contact RIEC (phone 04-7173-3690) or the Health Support Center (phone 04-7173-3541).

6) National Health Insurance

International students are required to insure themselves with the National Health Insurance, which covers 70% of expenses. The premium in Kashiwa was \14,700 in 2010.

7) How to Use the Health Support Center

【Office Hours】 Mon. ~ Fri. 8:30 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m. , 1:30 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m. Nurses listen to you and help you. 【Hours the Doctor is available】 Mon. : 2:00 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. Wed and Thu. : 9:00 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m. Fri. : 2:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. 【Phone】 04-7173-3541 They receive you all the time during the days and hours above. If you wish to avoid waiting for a long time however, we recommend that you visit the center after calling them and ask them if there are many patients.

Student Counseling Center

Student Counseling Center (Gakusei-Sodan Center)

Reitaku students and their families can visit the Student Counseling Center and talk with the counselors.  The counselors will listen to any and every problem. Apart from counseling, lunch meetings, group seminars, and other events are held.  Visits can also be made just for relaxation purposes.


5 qualified counselors (clinical psychologist etc) and a psychiatrist attend to the students needs and offer advice. Counselors always respect student privacy and any consultation is totally confidential, unless the student specifically allows information to be shared. A student also has the right to remain anonymous. The only exception to such confidentiality is when the counselor deems the student to be a serious danger either to him/herself, or to others, or when some kind of illegal activity is uncovered. Counselors can communicate face-to-face, by phone, or by mail. Reservations can be made at the center, by telephone or by e-mail. Counseling can also be had without reservation.

N.B. Counseling can be provided in English, or in other languages with the help of Reitaku staff if interpreting is required.

Other Services

Rest Station for Relaxation: You can take a rest in the Student Counseling Center.  There are some MANGA (Japanese comic books) recommended by the counselors.
Luncheons: Lunch meetings are held during term time with the counselors from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm on every Wednesday and Friday.
Seminars&Workshops: Seminars are held on communication skills, stress management, relaxation, self-understanding, and so on.
Psychological Tests: Psychological tests are available to know your communication tendencies or personality.
Book Rental: Books can be borrowed (except MANGA) from the Student Counseling Center.
Counseling for Family Members and Guarantors: Counselors are willing to talk with family members or guarantors of students about their student life.
OFFICE HOURS: from 9:00 to 17:30 on weekdays(Mon. to Fri.)  
LOCATION: 1st floor of ASUNARO
TEL: 04-7173-3653  
E-MAIL: gakuso@reitaku-u.ac.jp