Wellness Kizuna offers unique support services in healthcare related fields to the Japanese speaking community in the Greater Toronto Area. Our primary goal is to assist families and individuals navigate the matrix of the healthcare system in Canada, especially when English is their second language.
Whether you are on an expatriate assignment or on a working holiday visa exploring a new world, it is always a concern when you feel ill and need medical attention. You might have a fever from a seasonal cold, the flu, or a chronic illness that you have been dealing with for a long time. You could also be having a new baby or you just need to take the required annual physical assessment for your company. Knowing how the Canadian healthcare system works is difficult enough, but understanding the medical terms used by doctors is like learning a whole new language. It is not easy.
We are here to help you understand how the healthcare system works here in Ontario, help you navigate the system for an optimal experience, and help you understand what your doctors are saying so that you can get well, focus on your job or study, and enjoy life.
Our services include:
In-person medical interpretation at clinics and hospitals, in-home healthcare support such as post operation assistance and postpartum care, seminars and workshops in Japanese focusing on health related topics, corporate executive health assessment arrangements and more.
All of our staff have backgrounds in health care, such as registered nurses, midwives and pharmacists in Japan, with some being licenced here in Ontario, Canada. We understand both the Japanese and the Canadian healthcare systems, and can relate to your concerns and frustrations while using a different system.
We also offer “cashless” services to those who have Japanese travel insurance coverage so you do not have to worry about the expenses or filling out complicated claims forms after your visit to a doctor.
If there are any inquiries, please contact at [email protected] or call us at 647-628-0023.