Emergency Number 119 (ambulance/fire engine) for sudden illness, injury or fire)

If you need an ambulance or a fire engine because of sudden illness, injury or fire, dial 119.


English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Russian, French, Tagalog, Nepalese, Malay

Note: Some languages are not available depending on the time of day, congestion levels and other factors.

Emergency number 110 (police) for traffic accidents or crimes

If you are the victim of a crime or are worried about your safety,  call the police immediately at 110.

Receiving medical treatment at night/on holidays

Emergency Medical Consultation Center Sapporo TEL: #7119 or 011-272-7119

You can call this number in the event of sudden illness or injury to ask whether it is best to visit a clinic/hospital or call an ambulance.

TEL #7119 or 011-272-7119
Hours  24/7
Languages (Telephone interpretation) 

English, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Tagalog, Indonesian, German, Italian, Russian, Malay,  Burmese,  Khmer, Mogolian, Sinhala, Hindi, Bengali

Emergency Medical Consultation Center Sapporo

Sapporo Medical Communication Hotline  011-211-2121

Sapporo Medical Communication Hotline  011-211-2121 

  What services does it provide?

  • A telephone operator helps you find hospitals in Sapporo. (Available 24 hours a day)
  • A telephone operator makes an appointment at a hospital in Sapporo for you.

       *Appointments and inquiries to the hospital can be made during the hours the hospital is open.

  • Phone interpretation can be offered when talking to doctors or other medical staff at a hospital. (21 languages)
  • Volunteer interpreters (only for English and Chinese) can accompany you to the hospital.

       *You need to apply for this service several days before going to the hospital.

       *English interpreters: NPO SEMI Sapporo

         Chinese interpreters: Sapporo Chinese Medical Interpreters Group

  • Free-of-charge services. 

      * Telephone charges will be at your own expense.

     * There is a fee for those who live outside of Hokkaido to request a volunteer interpreter.

     Click here to check the details.


  • Inquiries to a hospital/phone interpretation

       21 languages

(English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French,  Russian, German, Italian, Myanmar, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese, Hindi, and Bengali)

  • Volunteer interpreters:  only for English and Chinese

   English interpreters: NPO SEMI Sapporo

   Chinese interpreters: Sapporo Chinese Medical Interpreters Group

      Sapporo Medical Communication Hotline (City of Sapporo)

Clinics and hospitals on duty

Clinics and hospitals on duty provide out-of-hours care for patients in need of urgent medical treatment.

Sudden illness at night

Night-Time Emergency Medical Center


Internal medicine, pediatrics: 19:00 – 7:00  the following morning (Note: Check-in time is until 6:30)

Ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology: 19:00 – 23:00

Contact West 19 Bldg., Odori Nishi 19-chome, Chuo-ku  TEL: 011-641-4316
Available languages Japanese
URL https://www.city.sapporo.jp.e.ain.hp.transer.com/shisetsuannai/165.html

Oral Medical Center

Hours Dentistry: 19:00 – 23:00
Contact Sapporo Dental Association Center, Minami 7-jo, Nishi 10-chome, Chuo-ku TEL: 011-511-7774
Available languages Japanese
URL https://www.city.sapporo.jp.e.ain.hp.transer.com/shisetsuannai/166.html

Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology Telephone Consultation Services


Obstetrics and gynecology: 19:00 – 9:00 the following morning


TEL: 011-290-3299 (Contact your primary care physician first.)

Available languages

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Malay

Emergency Pediatric Telephone Consultation Services


Pediatrics: 19:00 – 8:00 the following morning


TEL: ♯8000 or 011-232-1599 (Diagnosis and treatment are not provided by phone.)

Available languages


Sapporo Psychiatric Emergency Information Center

Hours Psychiatry: Weekdays 17:00 – 9:00 the following morning; Weekends/holidays 9:00 – 9:00 the following morning
Contact TEL: 011-204-6010 (Patients who can wait until next day to receive psychiatric care may not be accepted.)
Available languages Japanese
URL https://www.city.sapporo.jp.e.ain.hp.transer.com/eisei/gyomu/SEISIN/about/#unei

Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital


Internal medicine and surgical departments: Weekdays 17:00 – 9:00 the following morning; Weekends/holidays 9:00 – 9:00 the following morning


Kita 33-jo Higashi 14-chome 3-1, Higashi-ku TEL: 011-722-1110

Available languages

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
URL https://www.higashi-tokushukai.or.jp/la_en/

If you have a fever and want to go to a medical institution

If you have a primary care physician that you see regularly or if there is a clinic/hospital near your home, call them and follow their instructions.

If you do not have a primary care physician and are not sure where to call, call the Emergency Medical Consultation Center Sapporo (TEL:#7119 or 011-272-7119) and follow their instructions.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 General Consultation Hotline (TEL: 011-632-4567).

Website for information regarding COVID-19

Information regarding COVID-19 is updated as needed on this website.

Hokkaido Emergency Medical Treatment Information Center


0120-20-8699 or 011-221-8699