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Shinjuku Health Center - AIDS and STD test center 西新宿保健センター Clinic-Others / Okubo

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gemini33


  • Shinjuku Health Center - AIDS and STD test center
  • (2016-04-30)
  • First of all this place is free. FREE! And anonymous.
    They test for HIV, Chlamydia and Syphilis. (Note: They DO NOT test for Gonorrhea)

    I was paired with a nurse who could speak perfect english. She answered all of my questions and gave me very good advice on private clinics.
    I came back 1 week later and my results were given in person. Since it is anonymous they will not send an email or accept a phone call to give your results, you have to come back in person. Everything was smooth and I would recommend this place to anyone.

    They will not give you medicine or a prescription, what they will give you is a piece of paper you bring to another clinic which will get you a prescription without paying for a test. So if you are really in pain then go to a private clinic.

    You can get tests done at a private clinic, however they will cost 3,000-6,000 yen each if you do not have insurance.

    I had a Gonorrhea test at a private clinic in Shinjuku next to the Kinokuniya book store, I don't have the address but the phone number is (03) 5366-3389. They are open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. They also had english speaking staff and everything was very easy. They only take cash.

    There is also another clinic in Shinjuku called the Mayo clinic.

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laksmi_w
  • (2016-10-27)
  • I tried to find the place in Google maps but cannot find it. THe website doesn't lead anywhere as well but a blank page in my laptop. Can anyone show me its precise location in Google maps? I'd like to go there next Thursday.

slammer


  • HIV and STD tests in Tokyo
  • (2012-01-17)
  • I found quite the opposite to Totis. There are two test clinics in Shinjuku - neither had English speaking staff and although the Japanese staff tried very hard to accommodate me, communication was a huge barrier. Also they have this archaic system of having to phone for appointments. There is no real urgency in getting helped. Too bad if you have an STD that requires urgent help. Although I did not need it, I enquired about PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) - I was told they dont give it and one would have to go to a hospital. Who knows where that is. Strange business hours between 3:30 and 7pm only, I find it astonishing that a huge big city like Tokyo has to cope with this kind of facility. They also only tested for HIV on the day that i was there. No urine sample and Even though i asked about Gonorrhea and Clammydia etc (as i have some sort of urinary infection at the moment), the dr was quite unwilling to even talk to me. She could not speak English at all - and was quite impatient to get me out of the room. She gave me yet another piece of paper where apparently English speaking staff can assist with other STI's. Very disappointed in the service here and highly inadequate. Dont bother unless you strictly need an HIV test.
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totis


  • Privacy. Less to worry about than we realize.
  • (2011-10-23)
  • I had the courage to visit the center. It was a little busy, and saw many foreigners there. Everyone took a number and received a number. The counselors were foreigners, and the interview simple. Blood test and urine samples were taken with a week to get the results. On return most of the same faces were around, and results provided in person with a Japanese person presenting the results. For all my worry, all these years, HIV negative (things we all worry about but only one way to find out). Chlamydia was positive which is common and referred to an English speaking clinic for the prescription, visit and antibiotics 3000 yen). I was prepared for the worst, but during the first interview, it was explained that even if I were HIV positive, the laws in the Japan protect privacy regarding health benefits and employment so I wasn't as worried when getting the results. Thankfully that's all behind me and plan to keep it that way.
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slammer
  • HIV and STD in Tokyo
  • (2012-01-17)
  • I found quite the opposite to Totis. There are two test clinics in Shinjuku - neither had English speaking staff and although the Japanese staff tried very hard to accommodate me, communication was a huge barrier. Also they have this archaic system of having to phone for appointments. There is no real urgency in getting helped. Too bad if you have an STD that requires urgent help. Although I did not need it, I enquired about PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) - I was told they dont give it and one would have to go to a hospital. Who knows where that is. Strange business hours between 3:30 and 7pm only, I find it astonishing that a huge big city like Tokyo has to cope with this kind of facility. They also only tested for HIV on the day that i was there. No urine sample and Even though i asked about Gonorrhea and Clammydia etc (as i have some sort of urinary infection at the moment), the dr was quite unwilling to even talk to me. She could not speak English at all - and was quite impatient to get me out of the room. She gave me yet another piece of paper where apparently English speaking staff can assist with other STI's. Very disappointed in the service here and highly inadequate. Dont bother unless you strictly need an HIV test.

negative


  • Excellent service
  • (2008-07-17)
  • I can't say that getting tested was fun or a cultural experience because it's always nerve wrecking. But, I really liked the service the Shinjuku health center provided.

    I knew they offered service in English, and as soon as I arrived somebody asked me if I would like to be counseled in English. A few minutes later a lady who spoke flawless English met me in a private room and gave me a small talk on STDs. She asked a few questions about my sexual habits and then explained the procedures. One of the things that I was glad to hear was an explanation of how my health insurance would work in case I tested positive for anything.

    In the end I got tested for everything they offer, which is chlamydia, syphilis and HIV. I had to give a urine and blood sample, and the person who spoke English stayed with me the whole time to make sure I understood the rest of the staff and what was happening.

    I was then told to go back in one week to pick up my results. The same lady was there to translate them, and I was happy to hear that it all came out negative.

    Everything was free and anonymous. I was given a number to identify my samples, and asked to provide a four-letter combination in case there was further need for confirmation. Otherwise, nobody ever asked me for my name, nationality, legal status in Japan or anything that could identify me in any way.

    You can get these services at a private clinic, especially if you need the results faster, but there's usually a fee involved. I was really happy to go for a confidential and free test in Shinjuku, and can only recommend their services if you think you need to get tested.
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