‡@ Dial 119 (Emergency Service)|
You can call an ambulance anytime and anywhere by simply dialing 119.
Ambulances operate free of charges but medical expenses are to be charged.
This service is to transports injured or sick persons who need immediate
treatment to the nearest and the most suitable hospital.
‡A How to call an ambulance from a public phone
No coins nor telephone cards are needed to make an emergency call from any
public phones which has a free emergency call button, except for red and
pink phones which operate only with 10-yen coins.
‡B Reporting your situation
When you call 119, tell the following items to the person on the phone. Speak calmly and clearly.
(1) Tell whether you want a fire engine or an ambulance.
(2) Give the condition and number of the patient.
(3) Explain the location and give your name .
‡C What you should do while waiting for the ambulance
Find a Japanese-speaking person and ask him/her to accompany the patient to hospital. Also, prepare the patient's passport, Alien Registration Card, (Gaikokujin toroku shomei-sho), some cash and the patient's National Insurance Card (hokensho) if the patient has one.
‡DWhat you should do when you hear the ambulance's siren
When you hear the ambulance's siren, send someone out to meet it.