Hirakata City Volunteer Medical Interpreter Dispatch Program

 This program is administered by the non-profit organization Center for Multicultural Society Kyoto and provides volunteer medical interpreters to help non-Japanese speakers use medical services within the city. This reduces the communication gap between patient and health care provider while also reducing the providers’ burden and risks of care.

<Using the Service>
• Interpreting is available at select health care providers in Hirakata City (see list)
• Make an appointment directly with the health care provider at least five
   business days (except Sat.Sun.and holiday) in advance.
• This is a free service.
• Interpreting is generally limited to outpatient doctor visits during regular
  outpatient hours (except nighttime hours)
• If you need to cancel an appointment please call the health care provider to let
  them know.

List of Dispatch hospitals
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