Points to remember and preparation for admission

【standard schedule】
-Six weeks before admission:
 It is strongly recommended that patients are up-to-date on immunizations (e.g., for chickenpox) before admission. In particular, we believe it is best to have the chickenpox vaccine administered twice. Please have the second vaccine administered at least two weeks before admission. If this is not possible, please have it administered by a minimum of two days before admission.
 In general, children will develop a fever about 10 days after immunization, but this will rarely develop into a high fever. This is a normal immune response to the vaccine and not out of the ordinary.
 However, it may be difficult to differentiate this fever from that of a cold or other type of infection. In the event of a high fever, tests or surgical procedures or may need to be postponed. To avoid this situation, it is best to get immunized as soon as possible.

-From three weeks before admission to the day of admission:
 Contact the attending doctor (or a doctor at the respective clinical department if there is no designated attending doctor) if the child has been in contact with someone with the measles, chickenpox, rubella, the mumps or other serious infection. *Hospitalization may be postponed.
 Take care to prevent catching a cold or other illness.
 Prepare any necessary items to bring.

-From one week before admission to the day of admission:
 Contact the attending doctor (or a doctor at the respective clinical department if there is no designated attending doctor) if the child develops any of the following symptoms: a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher, a rash (spots aside from atopic eczema or other forms of dermatitis originally present), coughing, runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea. *Hospitalization may be postponed.

-From two days before admission to the day before admission:
 You will receive a phone call from the Medical Affairs Section for final confirmation of the admission date, time to arrive at the hospital, and details of the procedure.

-Day before admission:
 -Fill out the Infection Check Form
 -Fill out the Hospital Admission Form
(This form must also be filled out by the individual serving as both the representative and the guarantor for medical bills.)
 -Fill out the Hospitalization Food Allergy Survey

Those undergoing a surgical procedure must also complete the following forms:
 - Signed Surgery Consent Form (you may receive this after hospital admission)
 - Signed Anesthesia Consent Form (you may receive this after hospital admission)
 - Completed Preoperative Questionnaire Form (not required if already submitted)

-Day of admission:
 On the day of admission, go to the No. 6 counter at the first floor “Hospital Admission Desk.” After completing the admission procedure, the patient will be taken to their hospital room.

Items required for admission procedure:
 - Hospital Admission Form and other necessary forms (you will receive them in advance at the “Hospital Admission Desk.”)
 - Be sure to give a working emergency contact number other than that of your own current number.
 - Health insurance card, maternity health record book (“Boshi Techo”), and any medical certificates
 - Children's Medical Center Hospital ID card and Personal seal (inkan)
* Our hospital does not require a deposit for admission.

Pre-admission orientation

 A “hospitalization orientation” is held in the first floor south lounge “preparation room” on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m for patients planning to stay at the hospital.
 The orientation covers topics such as daily life at the hospital and hospital facilities. No appointment is required, and the orientation lasts about 15 minutes.
 You are welcome to come on any day before hospital admission. After orientation, patients can take a basic tour of the hospital facilities upon request.
 This hospital orientation is strictly voluntary, and patients do not have to participate as a requirement for admission.

* Admission to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Ward (Kokoro Ward)
 Before being admitted on the day of admission, patients will receive an examination at the outpatient clinic. After completing returning patient check-in at your appointed time, please go to the No. 20 reception desk (Usagi counter) at the second floor specialist outpatient clinic. The doctor will examine the patient and explain the admission procedure.