Medical/Dental Care – On base
U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH), Yokosuka is the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan: a 47-bed core hospital in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Branch health clinics are located in Sasebo, Iwakuni, Atsugi, Camp Fuji, and Yokohama in mainland Japan. USNH Yokosuka serves 42,000 active duty and dependent beneficiaries throughout the western Pacific by caring for readiness. This is accomplished by enabling the Fleet through quality patient and family-centered healthcare delivered by empowered people using efficient business practices.
Emergency room is available to all personnel stationed here at Yokosuka for emergent needs.
Navy Medical Center Yokosuka
USNH Yokosuka Space Available Appointment Information:
USNH Yokosuka same day appoinment phone numbers
DSN : 243-5352
From Off Base: 046-816-5352
From US: 011-81-46-816-5352
USNH Yokosuka Space Available Policy
USNH Yokosuka Space Available FAQs
Medical – On base:
The Branch Health Clinic and the Hario Village housing Annex provide family practice health care and dental care for routine clinical services where doctors and family practitioners are available to address any healthcare needs for active duty and dependents. Dental care for DoD civilians and their families is subject to the same space availability rules as Yokosuka. Dental services are unlikely to be available to retirees, DoD civilians and their families.
Navy Medical Center Sasebo – Medical & Dental
Medical Billing On Base:
Effective 1 August 2015, USNH Yokosuka no longer files insurance claims on behalf of non-TRICARE beneficiary patients. Hospital staff will instead send billing information regarding your visit to the U.S. Treasury’s Centralized Receivables Service (CRS), the new invoicing and collections system for Navy Medicine. CRS will then mail out an invoice directly to you. Upon receipt, you will have 30 days, interest-free, to make payment arrangements, file a claim with your insurer, or file a dispute with CRS.
Visit U.S. Naval Hospital billing webpage for detailed information
Off Base Medical Care
For an overview of Medical care in Japan (Off base) please visit the U.S. Embassy Japan Medical Assistance webpage
Clinics, Hospitals and links with English Medical Services†
Yokosuka Tower Clinic (Links to translated webpage)
Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital
Ikuaikai Ladies’ Clinic
The Bluff Clinic (Medical and Dental)
Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital
(See Interpreter section for English support information.)
International Medical Support Center -- Shonan Kamakura General Hospital
TRICARE overseas provider search
(This is a good resource for those with or without TRICARE coverage)
U.S. Embassy Japan Medical Assistance webpage
Japan Tours website, Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) or Department of the Navy (DON) does not endorse, recommend, or make representations with respect to the medical or dental offices or services referenced on this website.
The material provided on the Japan Tours website is designed for informational purposes only.
The information on the Japan Tours website is provided with the understanding that the organization is not engaged in rendering medical or dental recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the website to replace consultations with qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. Reference to any medical or dental service, treatment or therapy option is not an official endorsement by Japan Tours website, SRF-JRMC or DON. Individuals with medical and dental needs are encouraged to fully investigate service and treatment options and providers that may be most appropriate for a specific individual.
Medical and Dental Insurance: Off-base
Some medical/dental insurance plans may not be suited for off base or overseas medical services. You should research the best insurance company/plan before coming to Japan that will provide you and your family with the best service.
You may enroll or change enrollment when you transfer from a duty post within the United States to a duty post outside the United States or the reverse. You have 31 days before the date you are expected to leave your former duty post and 60 days after your arrival at the new duty post to enroll or change enrollment.
(Qualifying life event, code 1J from Table of Permissible Changes in FEHB Enrollment)
Important Facts about Overseas Coverage from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Below are links to insurance companies that personnel have used successfully by other USCS employees stationed in Japan.†
(This is not an exhaustive list)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
AFSPA(American Foreign Service Protective Association)
AFSPA Foreign Service Benefit Plan
GEHA (Dental Insurance)
Dental Care – On base
The Yokosuka Dental Clinic at USNH serves several shore commands and most of the dental specialists are located here. Specialties include endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, orofacial pain, orthodontics, and prosthodontics. Highest priority for treatment is given to active duty, followed by family members of active duty personnel. Retirees, DOD Covians, and their family members are seen on a space available basis. This space availability is extremely limited and makes this service highly unlikely to be available for DOD civilians and family. Civilians should plan on procuring dental services on the economy of Japan. There are several American trained and accredited, English speaking dentists in the local area.
USNH Yokosuka Main Dental Office
Dental Care – Off base
The below lists TRICARE Overseas Preferred Dentists in the Kanto Plain (Greater Tokyo) area. These offices are inspected annually by a Navy Dental Officer to ensure the quality of dentistry in a modern, safe, and clean environment. Almost every Japanese dentist in this network speaks English. The network includes many general dentists, orthodontists, and pediatric dentists.
Zushi Medi-Style Clinic –Yokosuka
Onelove Dental Clinic –Yokosuka
American Dentistry Womble Gate –Yokosuka
Nakamura Dental Clinic –Yokohama
Shinohara Dental Clinic –Atsugi
Ishigaki Family Dentistry –Atsugi
Fujimoto Dental Clinic –Tokyo
Yamate Dental Clinic –Tokyo
Below lists additional dental offices with English speaking services in the greater Yokosuka/Yokohama area. Some of these dental offices have been used and suggested by personnel here in Yokosuka as alternatives to on base dental care and are shared with you for your information and use as you deem appropriate for your family situation†.
Yokosuka Smile Dentistry –Yokosuka (Links to translated webpage)
Fureainooka Dental Clinic –Yokohama
The Bluff Clinic (Medical and Dental) –Yokohama
Kuribayashi Dental Office –Yokohama
Dental Office Midori (Pediatric) –Yokohama
United Dental Office –Tokyo (Cigna International, Alpanz, Globally DKV accepted)
The Branch Health Clinic and the Hario Village housing Annex provide family practice health care and dental care for routine Clinical services where doctors and family practitioners are available to address any healthcare needs. Dental care for DoD civilians and their families is subject to the same space availability rules as Yokosuka. Dental services are unlikely to be available to retirees, DoD civilians and their families.
Much like in Yokosuka, the below lists TRICARE Overseas Preferred Dentists in the Sasebo area.
Ohgushi Dental Office
678-3 Hiu-Cho Sasebo-Shi
Below lists additional dental offices in the greater Sasebo area. These offices are as listed on the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan website. Unfortunately web links are not available for these Clinics.
Bussaka Dental Clinic
6-3 Shiomi-cho, Sasebo-shi 857-0834
TEL: 0956-31-5921 FAX: 0956-34-5723
Ota Dental Clinic
2-5 Wakaba, Sasebo-shi, 857-0833
TEL: 0956-31-0914 FAX: 0956-33-7266
Dental Office Tanaka
2-15 Tanigo-cho, Sasebo-shi 857-0027
SAZA Dental Clinic
40-4 Momijigaoka-cho, Sasebo-shi 857-1153
In some instances you may find that you will need medical translation or interpretation services if not already available.
Below are some links they may assist you.†
MAC Kanagawa(Requires search)
Japan Association of Translators(Requires search)
Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital
Provides consultation in foreign languages. One week notice required!
Click link and once the site is open, scroll to bottom of the webpage for more information.