Health and Safety

Support is offered to students with health problems, whether physical or mental, as shown below.

Healthcare Centers (For Physical Wellbeing)

The Healthcare Centers provide a range of health-related advice and emergency treatment to protect students’ health. If it’s health-related, feel free to ask them anything.
If you are suddenly taken ill or injure yourself on the university grounds, go straight to the Healthcare Center. They will give you emergency treatment if you need it, or depending on your symptoms they may refer you to a hospital or clinic.
There are Healthcare Centers on several campuses. They are there for you, do not hesitate to contact them.

List of on-campus Healthcare Centers

Campus Opening hours Telephone
Sugimoto Campus 9:00 ー 17:00 06-6605-2108
Nakamozu Campus 9:00 ー 17:00 072-254-9985
Habikino Campus 9:00 ー 17:00 072-950-2120
Rinku Campus 9:00 ー 17:00 072-463-5748

 

Guide to 2022 Regular Health Checkups

Under the School Health and Safety Act and the Student Medical Examination Regulations, university students are required by law to undergo a regular health checkup every year.
OMU conducts regular health checkups of all students, including incoming new students, every April with the aims of catching disease early on and preventing the spread of infection.
Please check the details of the 2022 regular health checkups in the “Notices from the Healthcare Center” on UNIPA, the university’s student portal system, by following the link shown below.

Notices from the Healthcare Center

Notices from the Healthcare Center will be sent out via UNIPA, the university’s student portal system, when necessary, so please check this regularly.

Availability of Health Consultations

The Healthcare Centers offer health advice from doctors specializing in areas including internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and orthopedics.Please feel free to go to them for advice.
For the availability of consultations on neurology and psychiatric medicine, please see the Mental Health Center page.

Note: Please see UNIPA, the university’s student portal system, for details of the days on which consultations are available.

Internal medicine consultations:
・・・・・ Sugimoto Campus, Nakamozu Campus, Habikino Campus, Rinku Campus
Psychosomatic medicine consultations:
・・・・・ Rinku Campus
Orthopedics consultations:
・・・・・ Sugimoto Campus

 

Issue of Health Certificates

Students who have undergone a regular health checkup in April that has not identified any problems may obtain a Health Certificate from late May from one of the automatic certificate machines in the locations listed below.
Health Certificates can be issued until March 31 of the following year (or until the day before graduation for prospective graduates).

<Automatic certificate machine locations>

Sugimoto Campus:
・・・・・ Student Support Center 1F, Media Center 1F
Nakamozu Campus:
・・・・・ Building A3 1F Lobby
Abeno Campus:
・・・・・ School of Medicine Building 1F
Habikino Campus:
・・・・・ Building L (Administration Building) 1F: in front of Student Affairs Group Counter
Rinku Campus:
・・・・・ 1F Student Lobby
Umeda Satellite (Osaka Ekimae Daini Building 6F)

 

Partial Medical Fee Assistance Scheme for Injuries Suffered on University Grounds

Under this scheme, if you are injured during a class, extracurricular activity, or university event and you receive treatment for this injury at a hospital or clinic, the university will pay part of your co-payment for your medical expenses.

  1. Injury during class
    • For an injury sustained during class, the university will pay up to an upper limit of 20,000 yen to help with medical expenses until you recover. However, this assistance is only for part of any medical expenses that exceed the insurance premiums for enrollment in the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (“Gakkensai”) scheme.

     

  2. Injury during extracurricular activity/on-campus university event
    • Assistance with medical expenses required on the day will be provided up to an upper limit of 10,000 yen. However, this assistance is only for part of any medical expenses that exceed the insurance premiums for enrollment in the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (“Gakkensai”) scheme.

     

 

(For details, please see Gakusei Navi, the university’s student navigation portal .)

Mental Health Centers (For Mental Wellbeing)

At the Mental Health Centers, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists offer advice and counseling to students with mental problems. This service is available to students enrolled in Osaka Metropolitan University; an appointment is required.

Neuropsychiatric Counseling

Neuropsychiatrists are available to offer counseling. If you have any worrisome symptoms or would like advice on whether to consult a medical institution or not, feel free to use this service. Please be assured that your personal information will be kept in strict confidence.

Guide to Neuropsychiatric Counseling and How to Use the Service

Neuropsychiatric counseling is available to students enrolled in Osaka Metropolitan University; an appointment is required.

  • Counseling is offered for free.
  • The system for appointments varies between campuses. Please follow the guide to the system for your own campus.
  • If necessary, a hospital or clinic may be consulted or you may be referred to another institution.

 

Sugimoto Campus

Location Healthcare Center/Mental Health Center
Telephone 06-6645-2108
Ways to make an appointment By telephone or by visiting the room in person
Opening hours Monday 9:00–17:00 Wednesday 9:00–12:00

 

Nakamozu Campus

Location Healthcare Center/Mental Health Center, Building B16
Telephone 072-254-9985
Ways to make an appointment By telephone or by visiting the room in person
Opening hours First Monday of the month 10:00–12:00 Friday 9:00–17:00



Counseling

The Counseling Rooms are places that help all students lead a better university life. There are Counseling Rooms on several campuses, where counselors (clinical psychologists) are available for consultation. Don’t keep your worries or difficulties to yourself, but feel free to ask for advice.

A few examples:

  • My studies aren’t going well
  • Engaging with other people is really hard
  • I’m worried about my personality
  • I don’t have any motivation, and am anxious, restless, and irritable
  • I’m so tired I can’t sleep
  • I can’t find any goals for the future
  • Anything else to do with any aspect of student life

 

All consultations are strictly confidential, so you can use the service with confidence.

Guide to Counseling and How to Use the Service

Counseling is available to students enrolled in Osaka Metropolitan University; an appointment is required.

  • Counseling is offered for free.
  • The system for appointments varies between campuses. Please follow the guide to the system for your own campus.
  • In principle, counseling sessions are held in person in the Counseling Room. Counseling can also be provided by telephone, but not by email.
  • If necessary, a hospital or clinic may be consulted or you may be referred to another institution.

 

Sugimoto Campus

Location Counseling Room, Healthcare Center/Mental Health Center
Telephone 06-6605-2111
Ways to make an appointment 1.By submitting an application form online ;
2.By telephone; or
3.By visiting the room in person
Opening hours Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00 (reception desk open 9:00–17:00)

 

Nakamozu Campus

Location Counseling Room, Healthcare Center/Mental Health Center, Building B16
Telephone 072-254-8381
Ways to make an appointment 1.By submitting an application form online;
2.By telephone; or
3.By visiting the Counseling Room in person and putting an application form in the application box
Opening hours Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00 (reception desk open 9:00–17:00)

 

Abeno Campus

Location Opposite the office, 1F, Department of Nursing Building, Abeno Campus
Telephone 06-6605-2111(Sugimoto Campus)
Ways to make an appointment 1.By submitting an application form online; or
2.By telephone
Please call the Sugimoto Campus Counseling Room.
06-6605-2111 (direct line) Monday–Friday 9:00–17:00
Opening hours Tuesday 9:00–11:00

 

Habikino Campus

Location N208, B1F in Building N (Library and Welfare Building)
Telephone 072-950-2948(direct line) 072-950-2120 (Nurse’s Office)
Ways to make an appointment 1. By submitting an application form online; or
2.By telephone or visiting the room in person
Opening hours Friday 9:00–16:45

 

Rinku Campus

Location Room D-135, 1F (Medical Center 1F) Counseling Room
Telephone 072-463-5748(Nurse’s Office)
Ways to make an appointment Please apply to the staff of the Nurse’s Office
Opening hours Friday 10:00–16:45

 

External counseling services (counseling services available in Osaka Prefecture)

    https://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp/kokoronokenko/soudankikan/jisatsu_soudan.html