*1:Even if the PCR test is carried out with public expense, you will be required to bear the cost of about 3500 yen including the medical examination fee.
* 2: In the case of ultra-rapid NEAR method, the result will be reported in a minimum of 15 minutes. In Real time RT-PCR, if the test is completed by 11:30 am, it will be reported in the evening of the day. Subsequent inspections will be reported after 10:30 the next day.

About PCR test
in Clinic For group

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Clinic For Group has set up a fever outpatient department to provide medical care for patients suspected of having COVID-19 infection covered by medical insurance in Japan.
So far, we have reported about 10% of patients positive for the COVID-19 in Tokyo, and we are proud that we are contributing to society by responding to this emergency situation.
As a result, we have been certified by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as the only designated medical institution for infectious diseases.

As of December 2020, various PCR tests are being conducted as "business PCR test".
Some of the "business PCR test" are carried out by companies that are not originally related to medical care (eg. companies that mainly provide rental WiFis, companies that sell beauty equipment, construction companies, etc.) and beauty clinics enter for business purposes.
However, at present, there are no rules to regulate or guarantee the quality of "business PCR test", and the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare also states, "If it is a PCR test using saliva or an antigen quantitative test, a private test that does not involve a doctor It will not be hindered from being implemented by an institution, "and the difficult position of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is oozing out.

We, the Clinic For Group, believe that "proper quality assurance" and "correct response to positive patients" are the most important factors in preventing the spread of infection, as long as PCR tests are carried out.
Most "business PCR tests" are much cheaper than the costs that medical institutions, including us, pay to testing companies.
However, there is no clear way to confirm the inspection quality. We request inspection institutions that ”have been certified by the government based on the law”, "ISO certification", "CLIA certification", and "American Pathology Society certification".

Also, regarding the cost, if it is carried out by medical insurance in Japan / public expense, the cost is about 3500 yen, which is possible to carry out at "reasonable price" and "higher quality" than many "business PCR tests".
The standards that can be implemented with medical insurance in Japan are gradually expanding. ( here for the standards for medical insurance / public expense adaptation ).
The Clinic For Group will continue to cooperate with the government for "quality-guaranteed PCR tests," "take corrective actions even if the result is positive," and "provide publicly funded and medical insurance covered care for patients who need it." We would like to confront the COVID-19 by conducting PCR tests covered by insurance for those who need it, while complying with "Performing PCR tests".

About personal PCR test

How to get a PCR test at clinic

The Clinic For Group is currently conducting "without insurance" and "medical insurance" PCR tests at Clinic For Tamachi, Clinic For Otemachi, and Clinic For Iidabashi. Please visit the clinic that is convenient for you. We recommend online reservation through our website, but it is possible to carry out PCR tests without reservation.

How to get a PCR test at public expense?

A doctor will make a final decision on whether or not to carry out a PCR test at insurance covered / public expense.
We do not guarantee that all of the following people can be tested with insurance, but for reference, please check the criteria that can be applied to PCR tests at medical insurance.
Those who are judged to be eligible for public expense by a doctor's examination will be examined at public expense.
If you wish to have your r PCR test at insurance covered, please be sure to bring your health insurance card with you.
Also, regarding the cost, if it is carried out covered by medical insurance in Japan, the cost is about 3500 yen including the medical examination fee. (And the fee also depends on the time of consultation and your own insurance premium burden rate (30%, 20%, 10%), etc.).
In addition, in the case of PCR test at public expense, the result will be reported in the evening of the next day (Web confirmation and email report are available), and the report will be delayed compared to the test at own expense.

【Reference criteria for public expense adaptation】
  • Received designated contact from the health center with a close contact.
    (Not applicable to those who have received public expense instructions from the company. Only those who have been directly contacted by the health center or the doctor will confirm)
  • Living with a COVID-19 positive patient.
    (Confirmed by a doctor)
  • In the "COCOA app", there was a notification that "Contact with a COVID-19 positive patient within the past 2 weeks. "
    (Those who can confirm on the settings "Number of matched keys" on the iPhone) (The doctor will confirm the notification screen of the COCOA app)
  • By the time of visit, there are symptoms that "doctors" suspect COVID-19.
    (eg, high fever)
  • There was contact without a mask with a COVID-19 positive patient for a certain amount of time at a short distance.
    (the doctor will check the timing, situation, etc. in detail).
  • Used to wear a mask, but spent a long time in the same room with a COVID-19 positive patient at a short distance
    (the doctor will check the details).

** "A certain amount of time", "short distance", and "long time" will vary depending on the symptoms and onset time of the positive person who was contacted.
** There are many inquiries about whether or not you are eligible for public expense, but due to the tight operation, we are sorry but we cannot answer any questions regarding public expense adaptation by phone or email.

Since the Clinic For Group does not advocate pediatrics, in principle, we examine patients aged 6 and over for insurance medical treatment and publicly funded PCR tests.
However, if there are special circumstances such as infection of parents, or some other reasons, and if you have any problems, we may provide medical care and examinations for your child on the premise that you will see a pediatrician in an emergency. We would appreciate it if you could consult with us after visiting our hospital.

COVID-19 PCR Test: Public Expense Coverage Rules

How to get a PCR inspection at your own expense?

Please visit Clinic For Tamachi, Clinic For Otemachi, or Clinic for Iidabashi in the Clinic For Group.
We would like you to make a reservation online from our website for less waiting time, but you can carry out the PCR inspection without an appointment. Regarding the own expense PCR test, it is possible to carry out the test including infants.
Currently, there are the following methods for own expense PCR inspection.

「Rapid inspection (NEAR method)」:Result report in 15 minutes at the shortest. Costs 40,000 yen
「Real time RT-PCR」:
・Inspection conducted by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report. You can also hand over the medical certificate on the day)
・Inspection after 11:30 → Report the result by 10:30 the next day (Web confirmation / email report available)

About PCR inspection
for overseas travel

The Clinic For Group, as a designated clinic of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japanese Society of Travel Medicine, carries out PCR tests and English medical certificates for overseas travel.
Since PCR tests for those who travel abroad are given priority in some countries due to strict time restrictions, the Clinic For Group can hand over the results and medical certificate on the day at the earliest.
By the end of November 2020, we have provided support for more than 6,000 people traveling to East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
The standards required by each country are different and it changes frequently, so please refer to our column (About the COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense regarding overseas travel) and be sure to check the latest information yourself. Thank you for your cooperation.

How can I get a medical certificate after PCR inspection when traveling abroad?

The Clinic For Group has received various accreditations such as Hawaii accreditation, Chinese embassy accreditation, Thai embassy, ​​Vietnamese embassy, ​​Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and travel medicine society, and carries out PCR tests associated with overseas travel.
So far, we have issued COVID-19 negative certificates to more than 6000 people and more than 45 countries, and have arrived without any problems.
If you wish, please visit Clinic For Tamachi, Clinic For Otemachi, or Clinic For Iidabashi. We would like you to make a reservation online from our website for less waiting time, but you can carry out the PCR test without an appointment. Regarding the own expense PCR test for overseas travel, it is possible to carry out the test including infants.
Currently, we recommend the following methods for own expense PCR test associated with overseas travel, based on the specifications of each country.

「Real time RT-PCR」:
・Inspection conducted by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report. You can also hand over the English medical certificate on the day)
・Inspection after 11:30 → Report the result by 10:30 the next day (Web confirmation / email report available)

Select a clinic to visit

01Select a clinic to visit

Those who have fever: Clinic For Tamachi. Fever outpatient
Medical insurance covered / Public expense PCR test: Tamachi / Otemachi / Iidabashi
Those who wish to have PCR test by own expense: Tamachi / Otemachi / Iidabashi (Rapid test is Tamachi・ Otemachi only)
Those who wish to have a own expense PCR test related to overseas travel: Tamachi / Otemachi / Iidabashi

In order to prevent the spread of infection, for those who have symptoms or been designated as close contacts by the health center, please make a reservation for Clinic For Tamachi which has fever outpatient.

見積り・検査日程の調整

02Online reservation from our website

Please make a reservation online for less waiting time. Please search for the word “Clinic For”.
It is possible to have a PCR test without a reservation.
In addition, there is no age limit for own expense PCR tests (even infants can do this).

検査キットの郵送・検査名簿の提出

03Carry out PCR inspection
at clinic

Please visit the clinic on the date and time of your reservation, and carry out a PCR test.
Unless otherwise specified, saliva tests are carried out, but cotton swab tests are also possible, so please let us know at the reception if you wish.

*The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced that there is no difference in the method of collecting nasopharyngeal mucus with saliva and a cotton swab.
*Depending on the destination, inspection with a cotton swab (swab) may be specified (Malaysia, etc.).

検査の実施・検体の提出

04Report of test results

You can see the PCR test results on the WEB after the specified time.(Those who come to the hospital without a web reservation cannot check on the web).
Positive: A doctor / nurse will call you on your mobile phone.
Negative: You can check it on the Web after the specified time. Please log in to “My Page” and check the PCR test results (Those who come to the hospital without a web reservation cannot check on the web).
After the designated time, you can also report the results by visiting the clinic directly.
A negative certificate can be downloaded on the web. Formal medical certificates (Japanese and English) are often required to be original, so basically we will share them after visiting the hospital and checking the contents. If you would like to send it by mail, please let us know at the time of consultation.

Cost of PCR test

- Medical insurance covered / public expense: about 3500 yen

- Own expense PCR test (Real time RT-PCR): 30,000 yen (tax excluded)

- Rapid inspection (NEAR method): 40,000 yen(tax excluded)

Only if you have symptoms such as high fever and your doctor clinically suspects a COVID-19 infection, you can carry out a PCR test at public expense. In that case, the PCR test fee will be paid at public expense, but you need the medical examination fee other than PCR test fee.

Medical certificate issuance fee

Japanese medical certificate 5,000 yen (tax excluded)
English medical certificate 10,000 yen (tax excluded)

FAQ

Q.Which clinic can I get a PCR test? Where is the place?

Within the Clinic For Group, there are 3 clinics that can undergo PCR tests: Tamachi, Otemachi, and Iidabashi.
Among them, the PCR tests that can be handled differ, so please select the clinic to visit based on your own symptoms and purpose. Please check the location of the clinic from the link of each hospital.
Tamachi: Fever outpatients ・ Insurance covered / public expense PCR ・ Overseas travel PCR ・ Own expense PCR
Otemachi: Insurance covered / public expense PCR ・ Overseas travel PCR ・ Own expense PCR
Iidabashi: Insurance covered / public expense PCR ・ Overseas travel PCR ・ Own expense PCR

Q.Is there anything I should bring with me when I undergo a PCR test?

If you wish to receive Insurance covered / public expense PCR, please bring your health insurance card. In addition, if you are going to take a PCR test for the purpose of traveling abroad, you will need to enter your passport number. Please bring the photo or original of your passport.

Q.Where can I get a PCR test for overseas travel?

The Clinic For Group is a clinic designated by the Japan Travel Medicine Society and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a business track.
PCR tests for overseas travel are currently being carried out at Tamachi and Otemachi. Even if you come directly to the hospital without a reservation, you can have the test done, but if you make a reservation online, you will have less time to wait.

Q.I would like to discuss the schedule for overseas travel.

Please check the website of the embassy of your destination and check the terms and conditions.
Basically, it is possible to report the results and hand over the medical certificate in English according to the following schedule, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Inspection by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report available. You can also hand over the English medical certificate on the day)
Inspection after 11:30 → Until 10:30 the next day Result report (Web confirmation / email report available) However, in rare cases, we may not be able to report the result at this time due to re-examination. If the conditions of your travel destination allow, we recommend that you allow about a day to take the PCR test.

Q.Can people with symptoms or suspected infections be tested?

Many medical institutions only offer asymptomatic PCR test at their own expense, but the Clinic For Group can have a PCR test for anyone with any symptoms or circumstances.
However, if you have a strong suspicion of the COVID-19, such as high fever, cough, or headache, please visit Tamachi, which has a fever outpatient.

Q.When can I receive it at the earliest?

It is possible to undergo an inspection on the day as well. Please check the consultation hours of your desired clinic before visiting. If you come to the hospital during the consultation hours, you can undergo the PCR test on the day (it is desirable to make an appointment, but you can do the test without an appointment).

Q.Is the test method saliva? Or is it a method of collecting nasopharyngeal mucus with a cotton swab?

Either is possible.
In mid-July, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued guidance stating that even asymptomatic people can use the PCR test with saliva. It is assumed that there was no difference between the two methods. Based on this, basically, we will perform a saliva test.
However, if you come to the hospital, either one is available. If you would like to have a cotton swab test, please let us know when you visit the clinic.
For overseas travelers, depending on the destination, there are countries where cotton swabs (swabs) are specified for collection (eg Malaysia), so we may collect cotton swabs.

Q.Please tell me about PCR test methods, reagents, and standards

The test reagents and machines used by the Clinic For Group are as follows.
Reagent: Roche Cobas SARS-CoV-2
Manufacturer: Roche Diagnostics Co., Ltd.
Measuring equipment: Cobas 8800 system --Real time RT-PCR method

Using reagents approved by the US FDA, it was carried out in a laboratory designated by CLIA. (The English diagnostic report describes the reagents and methods used.)

Q.How can I apply?

If you are an individual, you do not need to apply.
Please make a reservation on the WEB from the website of the clinic of your choice and visit the clinic.
Only those who have made a reservation on the WEB will be able to check the results on the WEB.
Clinic For Tamachi
Clinic For Otemachi
Clinic For Iidabashi     

Q.Can I take it today? Do I need an appointment?

If you come to the clinic, you can have a PCR test on the same day.
If you make a reservation from the website, you will have less time to wait, but even if you come to the clinic without a reservation, you can have the PCR test on the day.

Q.Can I be inspected on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays?

Tamachi and Iidabashi also provide medical care on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. PCR tests are also available on weekends and holidays. The inspection itself is carried out in the same way as on weekdays.

Inspection conducted by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report available. English medical certificate on the day can be handed over)
Inspection after 11:30 → Until 10:30 the next day Result report (Web confirmation / email report available)

Please note that the consultation hours are different from weekdays.

Q.When can I get the results?

We will report on the schedule below.
Inspection conducted by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report available. English medical certificate on the day can be handed over)
Inspection after 11:30 → Until 10:30 the next day Result report (Web confirmation / email report available)

However, please note that in rare cases, re-examination may be required and results may not be available during this time.
If you are positive, the clinic will contact you directly by phone. Negatives will not be contacted by the clinic. In addition, if you have made a reservation from our website in advance and have a medical examination, you can check the results on the Web. Please log in to “My Page” from our homepage and check the PCR test results.

As a general rule, those who have undergone a PCR test at public expense need to see a doctor again and receive a diagnosis. Please understand that it is a rule of public expense.

Q.How can I get the results?

You can either visit the clinic or check it online. As a general rule, those who have undergone a PCR test at public expense need to see a doctor again and receive a diagnosis. Please understand that it is a rule of public expense.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not accept any sharing of results by phone or email.

Q.What should I do if I should be positive?

If you are positive, the doctor / nurse at the clinic will contact you directly by phone. The clinic will submit an outbreak report to the health center, so there is no work to be done by the person himself / herself.
If you are positive, please avoid contact with other people as much as possible so as not to infect other people, and wait for the contact from the health center.
Please be sure to follow the instructions of the health center for hospitalization, staying at a hotel, and waiting at home.

Q. I was notified by COCOA (app). Can I have a PCR test at public expense?

Based on the announcement by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on August 23, 2020, if the doctor deems it appropriate, we will carry out a PCR test at public expense.
PCR tests at public expense can be handled at Tamachi, Otemachi, and Iidabashi. In addition, you will need to show your health insurance card to carry out PCR tests at public expense. Separately, you will be responsible for 30% of the self-pay portion of the medical examination fee. Please present the COCOA notification screen to your doctor at the time of medical examination.

Q.If the test result is positive, can you change it to medical insurance covered / public expenses?

Under the guidance of the health center, even if the result of the PCR test at your own expense is positive, you cannot switch to public expense later. I'm sorry, but please understand.

Q.Can people who have been positive in the past be tested?

Yes, it is possible if it is an own expense PCR test.
Even those who have become positive for the COVID-19 and have been hospitalized or have to wait at home can be tested after being discharged / waiting. A medical certificate will be issued to those who have a negative PCR test.
However, it is thought that it takes about 2-4 weeks after the onset, although there are individual differences in order for the PCR test to be negative.
At present, patients who are discharged from the hospital within 10 days to 2 weeks after the onset of symptoms are considered to have a low risk of spreading the infection to other people.

Q.What should I do at the health center? Do I need to contact myself?

The clinic will submit an outbreak report to the health center, so you will not have to go to the clinic.
About the next day or two days after the clinic submits the notification, the health center may make inquiries about close contacts. In that case, you will be required to follow the instructions of the health center.
We recommend that you report to the company to which you belong in advance.

Q.How can I see the results of the PCR test on the Web?

Patients who have created a Clinic For account, made a reservation from our website, and have undergone an examination can check the results on the Web.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but if you do not have a Clinic For account or have a medical examination without making an appointment for an examination, the data cannot be linked and you will not be able to check the results on the web. We do not accept e-mail or telephone notifications of the results, so please visit us and receive the results.

Q.Can I get a medical certificate / negative certificate?

Japanese medical certificates are available for 5,000 yen (excluding tax), and English medical certificates are available for 10,000 yen (excluding tax). The medical certificate contains the doctor's name, signature, and official seal, and it is necessary to use the medical certificate for official documents.
We do not accept emails of medical certificate PDFs. It is possible to mail it in a letter pack with a shipping and handling fee of 1000 yen.

Q.When can I get a certificate of overseas travel at the earliest?

At the shortest, we will share the results and an English medical certificate around 17:30 the next day.
Inspection by 11:30 → Result report by 17:30 on the day (Web confirmation / email report available. You can also hand over the English medical certificate on the day)
Inspection after 11:30 → Until 10:30 the next day

We can send you an English medical certificate by mail, but in many cases, you need the original signed document, so we cannot send you a PDF file by e-mail.
We strongly recommend that you come to the clinic and check the spelling of your name and date of the document before handing it over.
We can also prepare certificates of medical examinations and other English documents upon request.
We will be happy to assist you in making your trip possible.

Q.Can I use industrial accidents insurance?

At present, there seems to be no clear standard.
However, it can be confirmed that the PCR test cost will be covered by the industrial accident insurance, whether it is public expense or own expense, only for those who are positive for the COVID-19, as approved by the Labor Standards Inspection Office for infection at the company or company-related facilities.
Please check with the Labor Standards Inspection Office and the company you work for.
We will prepare an industrial accident insurance application form for 2000 yen (tax included).

Q.Is payment only in cash? Can I use a card?

Credit cards, transportation IC cards, QR code payments, all can be used.

Q.Is payment available for invoices?

Payment by invoice is available for companies and groups. Invoices are not accepted for individual applications.

Q.Can you give me a receipt?

It is possible. We will create it at the specified address, so please contact the reception when you visit the clinic.

Q.Can you reissue the receipt?

We apologize for the inconvenience, but if you lose it, we will not reissue it under the guidance of our tax advisor.
Regarding the correction of the address and contents, if you return the original, we will issue the corrected one again.

Q.Can someone other than the person go to get the results?

When you receive the inspection, you will be given a copy of the inspection result (it will be a copy-type paper). If you bring it with you, it will be considered as a power of attorney and we will give you the result.

Reservation for PCR test

PCR test for individuals.

If you have any questions, please contact the following.
Contact us here
If you wish to take the PCR test at companies and organizations here