Initial Consultation

Making an appointment for Initial Consulation 

Below are instructions for making initial appointments with a psychiatrist. Please fill out the form only after carefully reading  the following instructions.

If you would like to make an appointment for counseling, assessment or second opinion consultation , please skip the explanation below and directly fill out the form. Please indicate that you would like to seek assessment or second opinion consultation. 

Appointment dates:
First time appointments  with the psychiatrist are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 14:30~.
This may coiincide with school or work times but we have set this time slot to allocate enough time for first time appointments. We can only accept initial appointments during these time slots. We appreciate your understanding. 

 Reservation Fee:

At 1st STEP Kokoro no Clinic, we ask for reservation fees in order for us to set aside sufficient time for each client. We believe that with adequate time for each session, it would help us to better understand each client and lead to more effective treatment. The time we have set for the initial appointment is 45-60 minutes and for subsequent appointments is 15-20 minutes. This is in contrast to much shorter sessions in the majority of Japanese psychiatric hospitals and clinics. The reservation fee has been approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Fees will include the reservation fee in addition to the fee covered by Japanese national insurance. 
Initial  Appointment  Reservation Fee :16500yen
Follow Up Appointment : 5500 yen

Steps for making an appointment:
1) Fill out the form below  
2) We will get back to you within 3 working days regarding possible dates for initial appointment. 
3) We will wait for 2 working days for your response. Once a date has been set, we will hold on to this tentative resevration date until we recieve confirmation of your reservation fee bank transfer.  Please note that if we do not recieve an email response within 2 workding days, we will automatically cancel your request. 
4) Once the bank transfer is made, we will confirm your initial appointment date. 
*Cancellations for first time appointments can be made 7 days prior to the appointment date. 

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(Name as indicated on insurance card/document)


(Please indicate name of school for school-aged children)


Please note that Psychiatrists and Psychologists offer different services


Please ask you current medical provider to prepare a referral letter prior to your first appointment

(If you were specifically referred or recommended to us, please indicate)