Welcome to MISAO Health Clinic

MISAO Health Clinic, established in 1978 (formerly, MISAO Medical Clinic established in 1948), is a health care provider with the primary mission of offering high quality, primary and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Gifu and its surrounding areas. The clinic is specialized in internal medicine, especially cardiology, gastroenterology and respirology, radiology and preventive medicine with a wide variety of sophisticated equipments. It also covers rapid blood screening tests of sexually transmitted infection such as HIV/AIDS, syphilis, hepatitis B/C, and bridge-and-refer him/her to specialists. MISAO Health Clinic is a pioneer in the clinical area of preventive medicine through “Human Dry Dock (General Check-up and Health Promotion System)”. Also, the clinic puts a great importance on health care for travelers through immunizations and education of vaccine-preventable diseases.

In 2020, MISAO Fixercise Center (MFC) is newly established to strive for a health promotion through physical exercise and workout with diet, to preemptively nip cancers in the bud, and to challenge lifestyle-related diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and/or fatty liver diseases, as independent on medication as possible (PharmaFree Fitness), and also actively, positively, passionately to care disability, handicap, and/or aging frailty (HealthApp Rehab). MFC provides an on-site physical care service for corporates, willing to raise their business efficiency with workers’ healthier condition, as well (HealthyBiz Support).

Clinical Service

MISAO Health Clinic offers a variety of primary treatment as a general practitioner
and diagnostic services with various sorts of medical equipments. Also, it is approved
to exerts a significant role to bridge and refer people with health concerns to credible

The following services are available.

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology (with Gastrointestinal Screening Center)
  • Respirology
  • Radiology Preventive Medicine and General Check-Up and Health Promotion System “Human Dry Dock※” Center Screening Service for Sexually-Transmitted Infections, such as HIV, Syphilis & Hepatitis B/C

What is “Human Dry Dock”?

So-called “Human Dry Dock (Ningen Dock )” is a general check-up and health promotion system, developed in Japan in the 1940s. Various evaluations and tests are used at once to determine prevention methods, care and treatment for any progressive, but preventable diseases including various kinds of cancer and lifestyle-related disease like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Early detection of potential risk factors is recommended to help aid in the prevention of many diseases.

Standard examinations of the “Human Dry Dock” care system include: a physical profile, visual and auditory acuity including fundoscope, blood pressure, ECG, respiratory function, blood check, urinalysis, radiographs of chest and upper gastro-intestinal part (or optionally, gastrointestinal endoscope), and abdominal ultrasound for liver, gall bladder, kidney, pancreas, spleen and other abdominal organs. Additional optional examinations include esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy, brain, spine, pelvis check using MRI, cardiovascular evaluation, lung cancer screening by CT scan, a women’s check with MRI, mammography and/or breast ultrasound, cervical cytology, and so on.

This procedure, in principle, is not covered by medical insurance, however, national, government, corporate, or mutual health insurance you are enrolled in might provide a financial support for you to receive the servece. Please inquire to whom it may concern.

To receive detailed brochures and pricing information on the “Human Dry Dock ” care system”, please contact us with your mailing address.

Outpatient Service

All clinical services at MISAO Health Clinic (MHC) is available Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sunday and national festival days. Office hours are from 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00 Mon-Fri, and 9:00 to 12:00 Sat. In principle, a reservation is required for all English-supported medical services of MHC.
A rapid screening test of “sexually transmitted infections”, including HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B/C is available. The test result is to be provided in 30-45 minutes.

Immunization Service

MISAO Health Clinic is engaged in preventive medicine to protect travelers from infectious diseases, mountain sickness, and miscellaneous diseases in high-risk areas. The clinic provides various kinds of medication which you require, including chemoprophylactic regimens (e.g. malaria, mountain sickness), emergency (stand-by) presumptive self-treatment regimen (e.g. traveler's diarrhea), and self-injectable epinephrine (EpiPen®) for first aid management of food allergy and anaphylaxis due to bee sting, medicine and so on.

Vaccines for measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella are produced with attenuated viruses, and the other vaccines, available in Japan, are with inactivated antigens. In principles, approximately one-week interval is required after a shot of inactivated vaccine. After an immunization with attenuated vaccines, an interval of one month is required. However, in some cases the doctor can try to adjust the immunization schedule based on the traveler’s schedule before they leave, such as offering multiple shots at once to reduce your visits. Please be aware that some vaccines (e.g, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, and tetanus) require 2 to 3 shots to complete the series. In any case, it is recommended that travelers should start the series as soon as their trips are scheduled to allow sufficient time to administer all pertinent vaccines. Please call 058-274-0330 or e-mail yumisao@docmisao.jp discuss your vaccination needs, costs and make a reservation with one of our medical professionals.

Vaccines are reserved and back-ordered as follows; <Reserved> Hepatits A (domestic Aimmugen® and imported HAVRIX1440®) Hepatits B (domestic Bimmugen® and imported EngerixB®) Tetanus/Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Rabies (Rabipur® or Verolab®) Japanese encephalitis Typhoid ferver (imported Typhoid Vi®) Tick-borne encephalitis Measels-Rubella (attenuated viruses)
<Back-oredred> Inactivated polio/Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus-IPV Mumps, Varicella-Zoster (attenuated viruses) Meningococcal meningitis Menactra®


MISAO Health Clinic is located along Route 21, northeast of the Gifu Prefectural Office, where it is conveniently accessible from Central Gifu and the surrounding areas including Ogaki, Hashima, Kagamigahara, other Gifu regions and also Aichi Pref. The nearest JR train station is Nishi-Gifu. From the station, it is about a 15- minute walk to the clinic. Nearby Gifu City bus stops include Ezoe and Gifu Arena. The clinic is located next to “L. Arrivo”, a wedding planning company.

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Contact Us

If you need further information about MISAO Health Clinic, please feel free to contact us. Your email inquiry will be replied to within 72 hours.
MISAO Health Clinic
1-4-20 Yabuta-minami, Gifu 500-8384
PHONE / 058-274-0330
FAX / 058-273-5500