About Us

Improving Quality of Life

The Hayakawa Mental Health Clinic Issha is focused on Quality of Life. Dr. Norika Hayakawa is an English-speaking certified psychiatrist, a designated psychiatrist, and an occupational physician specializing in child and adult psychiatry.

The clinic aims to provide therapeutic care to those dealing with a wide range of mental health issues while keeping in mind that mental health is part of physical health. Our philosophy is to seek the most effective and least invasive treatment while helping patients maintain a healthy life. Routine checkups are used to monitor physical and mental health and to adjust therapy as needed in consultation with the patient.

About Our Clinic

Primarily we treat the symptoms of a variety of mental issues such as anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, ADHD, ADD, ASD, workplace stress, situational anxiety, and a range of issues that prevent people from living a mentally healthy lifestyle. Therapy is primarily pharmacological, although we also prescribe herbal medicine and can refer English-speaking patients to a local psychologist for talk therapy.

Initial consultations are 30 minutes long and are aimed at understanding the underlying cause of the mental health issue and devising an appropriate pharmacological treatment if necessary. Subsequent consultations are 10 minutes long and are used to monitor progress and to determine if the medications and dosage prescribed are suitable.

While the initial visits will be scheduled within one or two weeks, subsequent consultations will be further apart depending on the situation and what medications, if any, are prescribed.

Visiting Our Clinic

The Hayakawa
Mental Health Clinic Issha

We are located one minute from Issha Station Exit 2 on the Higashiyama (yellow) subway line.

Click here for a visual directions to the clinic in English.

For English speakers

Our clinic has English-speaking staff to assist you with registration and to conduct a pre-interview in English before your appointment. For this reason, please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your first appointment.

Dr. Hayakawa is proficient in English, and the clinic provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can explain your symptoms and receive the appropriate care.

First Time Appointments

We accept two first-time appointments per day, Tuesday through Friday. Please note that we do not accept first-time appointments on Saturday. After your initial consultation, you can schedule an appointment on any day during business hours.

Opening Hours

We accept English-speaking patients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 to 13:00. If you would like to make a reservation for an appointment in English, please call 070-1482-7582 during our business hours.

About charges

Parking is available for free, and the clinic accepts both cash and credit cards. Most treatments are covered under the Japanese National Health Insurance System, so please bring both your Japanese health insurance card as well as the identification card issued by the Japanese government. If you are not covered under National Health Insurance, the clinic will still accept you; however, you will be charged an additional amount.

Complete Privacy Service
For those who are interested in complete privacy, The Hayakawa Mental Health Clinic Issha is able to arrange an appointment at a time when there are no other patients in office. For details please feel free to contact us via phone about this service.


  1. 1.Make a Reservation

    Call our English-language line. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your reservation.

    English-language line

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    (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 to 13:00.)

  2. 2.Reception

    We have English-speaking staff to help with registration. Please bring your Health Insurance Card and Identification.

  3. 3.Consultation

    Dr. Hayakawa speaks English fluently. While initial consultations are 30 minutes long, subsequent consultations are approximately 10 minutes in duration.

  4. 4.Payment and Prescriptions

    After your consultation, the English-speaking staff will assist you in payment and provide you a prescription to take to the pharmacy if medication is prescribed. Cash and credit cards are accepted. If you parked in the clinic's parking area, they will validate your parking ticket. If you have a future appointment, they will book it for you and give you a notice.

For first-time visitors

The Hayakawa Mental Health Clinic Issha is a safe space where you can address your mental health issues. Your confidentiality is assured, and the clinic is motivated to provide you with the best care possible. First-time visitors need to call our English-language reservation line

First Appointment


(Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am to 17:30 pm, and Thursday and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 13:00 pm).

The clinic is conveniently located near Issha Station on Higashiyama-dori and provides parking at no cost. First time consultations are 30 minutes long. If additional consultations are necessary, they will last approximately 10 minutes.

Opening Hours

We accept reservations by phone.

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Time schedule Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:30 – 12:30
14:00 – 17:30
9:30 – 13:00


2-8 Issha, Meito Ward, Nagoya

There is a shared parking lot on site (about 35 cars)