COVID-19 Patient Safety Measures

Enhanced Safety Precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you for choosing Saitama Medical University International Medical Center for your health care needs. We work diligently to protect patients, medical staff, and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. For your health and safety, we have taken the following strict safety measures. We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • All patients and visitors must wear a mask at all times when in the hospital.
  • All patients and visitors must enter the hospital only through the main entrance, except for emergency department visits.
  • All patients and visitors who enter the hospital are screened for temperature and need to sanitize their hands. Please inform the entrance staff if you have any of the symptoms listed below:
  • Fever (higher than 37.5C or 99.5F / 1 degree higher than your baseline)
  • Coughing and Shortness of Breath
  • Sudden Loss of Taste or Changing Taste
  • Sudden Loss of Smell or Changing Smell
  • Contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19

Please note: Follow all directions from the entrance staff if you have any of the above symptoms

  • A maximum of 2 accompanying persons are allowed to visit in the outpatient department.
  • Accompanying persons who are not feeling well or children under the age of 12 are NOT permitted to visit the hospital except under special circumstances.
  • The hospital cafeteria (Lounge Yamane) and restaurant (Teresa Hall) are currently closed to all patients and visitors.

VISITATION POLICY during COVID-19 Outbreaks

Our No Visitor Policy went into effect July 13th 2020, and is still in effect until further notice. No visitors are allowed in all inpatient wards, with the exception of only specific circumstances including;

  • The day of admission, discharge, surgery, invasive procedure, informed consent, etc.
  • Patients who are in end-of-life care or are experiencing a sudden and critical deterioration of health.

Please note: All exceptions are assessed by your primary doctor.