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An overview of the clinic クリニック概要

クリニック概要写真

Since 1984, we have operated a free medical clinic targeted at people living outside who cannot use medical insurance at hospitals.
At this medical clinic (Sanyū Clinic), outside of two paid nurses, there are 10 doctors, 7 nurses, 4 acupuncturists, and 1 chiropractor that come on work days and days off. They allow us provide free medical care throughout the year.
We do not have an elaborate waiting room, but the consultation room provides a place for two or three people to sit. When it is raining, we even have people waiting outside to be examined.


A clinic for the heart こころのクリニック

We call out for “people that would like to be seen (by the doctor),” record names, and see them on a first-come, first-served basis. When we have them come in, as well as when they leave, many people pay tribute by lighting incense and praying at the small corner of the clinic where deceased friends are memorialized.
This practice of memorializing people in the corner of the clinic was begun because one person said, “If I was memorialized after I died, I would not be forgotten.”


In the clinic 診療室では

There are two examination tables in the clinic and patient files. It takes great skill just to pass one another in the clinic and there are times when it feels so small to the point of suffocation (not really, but you get the point).

We get a variety of claims from the men we serve such as coughing, a runny nose, a sore throat, a headache, a stomach ache, lack of appetite, throwing up, diarrhea, measuring blood pressure, dizziness, insomnia, and overdrinking.


What can be done at Sanyū Clinic 「山友クリニック」でできること

Occasionally, we have patients with severe symptoms who were brought carefully by others close by. In these cases, with the cooperation of each individual, we have case workers consult on what should be done with the particular person, what type of care is possible, and what should be done to secure public aid.
There are some people who insist on getting medicine from us, even though it is the same as the medicine elsewhere. We try to understand what this means.
For people that are sleeping under a highway, they cannot sleep because of the noise, and are faced with the choice of paying for one dose of sleeping medicine versus buying a single blanket. For people in doya, or flophouses, cold medicine can serve as a charm protecting them.

We lend our ears to each person’s concerns and we explain what we can do for them at the clinic and, with their cooperation, we continue to be a place where all kinds of encounters happen.


2012 Schedule(平成24年度)Consultation hour 10:30~14:30

Clinical Content / a.m.  p.m.
Monday Psychiatry Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Tuesday Seitai、Acupuncture and Moxibustion Internal medicine
Wednesday Seitai、Internal medicine Internal medicine、Surgery
Thursday Psychiatry Psychiatry
Friday (Biweekly)Dermatology Orthopedic surgery
Saturday (The third)Internal medicine
(The fourth)Urology
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山友会

〒111-0022
東京都台東区清川2丁目32番8号

TEL:03-3874-1269
FAX:03-3874-1332
E-Mail:info@sanyukai.or.jp
ブログ:
http://ameblo.jp/sanyukai1984/