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, or assessment , please also fill out the form.
The clinic places importance on a team approach and we require that every patient goes through an initial appointment with the psychiatrist. If the patient is already seeing another psychiatrist on a regular basis, only an initial appointment needs to be made at 1st STEP. This will be considered a second opinion appointment and needs to be indicated on the form below.
Age range of patients:
Children up to the age of 18. (Those going through a psychological assessment at the clinic can be above this age group)
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.
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.
午前 AM 9:30 〜12:30
午後 PM 14:30〜18:00