CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY
Emergencies are inevitable and usually unexpected. (Like we’d actually plan them, right?) Add in the foreign country or newbie factor, and emergencies can feel overwhelming. But with the proper readiness, getting through an emergency will be a little less daunting.
To reach emergency services from on base, just dial 911.
To reach 911 emergency services from off base or cell phones, dial 098-911-1911
The EMERGENCY ROOM is located on Camp Lester at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. Camp Lester is located between Kadena’s gate 1 and Foster’s commissary gate on Highway 58.
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Telephone numbers. Emergency Phone numbers should be written down or programmed into your phone. (If the power goes out during a typhoon, trying to look up numbers on the internet might not work.)
If you need medical advice, you can call the Okinawa Clinical Answering Service
Red Cross Numbers:
Camp Foster 645-3800
Camp Courtney 622-9729
Camp Kinser 637-1017
Lester Hospital 643-7521
Kadena AFB 634-1979
Many useful Japanese phrases in an emergency can be found HERE. One word which I didn’t see on the list was Help me! Tasu-kete! (This word would be used if, say, someone was trying to rob you or if you were drowning. It is a serious word. Not the word to use if you were walking into a beauty salon on a bad hair day.)
If anyone has any more information useful in an emergency, please share.