Near Hankyu / JR Awaji station
4-30-2, E's Mediterrace II 5F, Higashi-Awaji,
Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Japan
Dr. Yumi Nakao spent several years in English-speaking locations, including
the United States. Through her experiences, she has developed a multi-cultural
perspective but also understands the common difficulties related to living
in a culturally homogeneous country like Japan.
Dr. Yumi Nakao is commited to helping patients achieve and expand their
understanding of daily well-being and personal goals. She will help you
take appropriate steps to regain control of your health, your relationships,
your career, and your life.
Dr. Yumi Nakao also prefers to minimize the use of addictive medications by offering alternative traditional Chinese medicines. She is also knowledgeable about the ways to taper off those addictive medicines.
Dr. Yumi Nakao is a Japanese psychiatrist with an M.D. degree. If you would
wish to have counseling by a professional psychotherapist, an online English
speaking psychothrapist is available upon request.
Yumi Nakao M.D.
Waseda University, Bachelor of Arts in Education, English
Miyazaki University, Doctor of Medicine
Asakayama Hospital, resident physician
Hyogo Prefectural Mental Health Center, psychiatrist/psychosomatic physician
Ainohanazono Hospital, Meiwa Hospital , psychiatrist/psychosomatic physician
●sleep difficulties ●irritation
●feeling uneasy ●forgetting easily
●unusual behavior ●speaking alone
●hearing voices where nobody is around
●seeing people or things which do not exist
●desire/urge to disappear ●panic disorder
●motivation to quit alcohol
●physical symptoms from stress
●want to decrease medicine dose or want to find better medicine
Unfortunately, as our clinic staff cannot speak English.
Reservation is required, however, currently it is a little difficult to accept new patients' reservation.
Our clinic operates the same as other hospitals and clinics in Japan. We
accept Japanese medical insurance (Shakai hoken / Kokumin Kenko Hoken),
which typically covers 70% of the cost. You are required to cover
the remaining 30% of the total cost if you have the insurance. If you do
not have the Japanese medical insurance, you are required to pay 100% of
the total cost. Be sure to check that your insurance is not expired.
Typically, your first visit costs about 2,250 yen (30% of total cost), which is about US$20 with the Japanese insurance. After your second visit, it costs roughly 1,500 yen (30%) or US$15 per visit.
We also provide services for those who use the welfare system. Please consult your local welfare office and get a voucher before your visit.
When you prefer to arrange a series of additional professional counseling
in English, we can arrange online counseling, but the cost is not covered
by Japanese insurance. It should be based on the direct contract between
you and your counselor.
At the end of your visit, you will get a prescription. You can purchase
the prescribed medicine at any dispensing pharmacies in your neighborhood
or at the one we recommend. The Japanese insurance also covers prescribed
medication and your expense will also be 30% of the total cost with the
insurance. At the pharmacy, it costs approximately 2,000 yen (30%), although
it depends on medicines.
If you have international insurance, or if you are a traveler, you have to pay 100%, and ask your insurance company to reimburse later. We are not responsible for the reimbursement, and the receipt is written all in Japanese. But so far we have not heard any problem.
If you want the doctor's certificate, for example, for sick leave, it costs 5,000 yen as insurance does not cover it.
We do not accept credit card.
Clinic holidays: Wed / Fri / Sat / National holidays
When Sunday hits one of the national holidays as well, check the top of this page to find if clinic opens or not.
Most of the dispensing pharmacies in Japan are closed on Sunday. However, the pharmacy in our building is open on Sunday. If you do not need to pick up the medicines on Sunday, you can pick up your medicines at any dispensing pharmacies on the following business day. Prescription expires 4 days after you receive it.
Since Sunday is crowded, it is recommended that your first visit should
be on weekdays.
Take the East exit of Hankyu Awaji station. One minute walk, you can find a building "E's Mediterrace II." Or, from JR Awaji station, 3 minutes walk to the west. Yumi Mental Health Clinic is on the 5th floor of the building.
4-30-2, E's Mediterrace II 5F