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Cancer Consultation and Support Room

Announcement regarding the Cancer Consultation and Support Room at the Osaka University Hospital

Osaka University Hospital has opened the Cancer Consultation and Support Room (CCSR) on the 4th floor of the Oncology Center Ward as a place for both inpatients and outpatients, and their families, to consult with qualified staff about the anxieties, doubts and distress that can accompany cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Consultations can be arranged by telephone, interview, or fax. A full-time social worker will speak with patients and their families and talk through problems together. Additionally, there is a corner with brochures and booklets about cancer treatments and a lounge area where patients and their families can chat with each other. Feel free to come and visit!


There are no fees for consultations or interviews.

Tel 06-6879-5320
(Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:00 - 13:00, excluding holidays)
Fax 06-6879-5315 (24 hours, response will be weekdays in daytime)
Fax form PDF  Word
Interviews Cancer Consultation and Support Room, 4F, Oncology Center Ward
(Every Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:00, excluding holidays)
Patient Lounge Open: 9:00 - 16:00 on weekdays


  • Consultations are handled primarily by a full-time social worker.
    If you wish to consult with a medical doctor or seek a medical opinion, we recommend seeing a doctor or visiting the Second Opinion Outpatient Clinic.
  • If you want to talk with someone in person, just visit the CCSR during reception hours, as no appointment is necessary. You may have to wait if it is crowded.
    Private counseling rooms are available for those who desire privacy.


If you wish to consult the Second Opinion Outpatient Clinic (¥32,400(including tax) per hour at your own expense, as it is not covered by insurance, to hear the opinion of and consult with another doctor regarding your diagnosis and treatment), the consultation center can explain the procedure. Applications are handled by the Social Service Department. Please consult the website (http://www.hosp.med.osaka-u.ac.jp/english/departments/network.html) for further details.

Osaka University Hospital
Oncology Center
Social Service Department

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Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3