Center for Health Sciences and CounselingKYUSHU UNIVERSITY



The mission of this division is to maintain and promote the mental and physical health of students, staff, and faculty members, making use of our expertise in the field of medicine. The counseling services provided by our doctors are determined by their fields of specialism as outlined below.

Physical Health Counseling (internal medicine physicians)

The internal medicine physicians in the infirmaries on the four campuses of the university provide general health counseling and medical care for students, staff, and faculty members. They provide primary care and appropriate pieces of advice tailored to the nature of an illness or injury. If necessary, they will refer you to a specialist outside the university. There is no charge for counseling or treatment in our infirmaries. Our physicians will maintain your privacy and will not disclose to any third party (including your tutor) the details of the advice that has been sought or the treatment provided. You can be assured of complete peace of mind when you use any of our infirmaries. The days when counseling is available differ from one campus to another; thus, please check with the relevant infirmary.

Mental Health Counseling (psychiatrists)

Center for Health Sciences and Counseling (CHC) has full-time psychiatrists who provide treatment (psychotherapy and drug therapy) or advice aimed at improving the mental health of students and staff. If you are having trouble sleeping or feeling depressed, constantly dejected, unbearably anxious and severely irritable or lacking motivation, then please seek mental health counseling. However, please note that drug therapy is limited to students, in principle, and we will administer the lowest necessary dose for the shortest necessary period of time. We will maintain your privacy, including the fact that you have sought a consultation. If your symptoms are severe or if it is otherwise necessary, then we will refer you to an external medical institution. Please feel free to contact the infirmary.


We provide the following services for students, staff, and faculty members.

Medical care

If you become physically or mentally unwell while on campus, then you can seek a consultation/treatment from a doctor (internal medicine physician or psychiatrist) in one of our infirmaries.

Health support

We provide guidance concerning lifestyle improvements, guidance concerning quitting smoking, and information about influenza. You can also check your general physical measurements (height, weight, body fat percentage, and blood pressure) in our infirmaries.
Services at night and on holidays: We do not provide medical care at night or on holidays. Please use the emergency care system of the prefecture.(Hospital guide in Fukuoka for foreign residents)
Please refer to the following documents regarding anaphylaxis response: 1) For students who have EpiPen 2) Support from others for EpiPen holders. (summary)

Regular medical check-ups for students

Regular medical check-ups for students are offered on each campus every year. Please ensure that you use this system to check your health. Those who have undergone a regular medical check-up for students can obtain a medical examination certificate (free of charge).

>Regular medical check-up for students

Occupational safety and health activities

We conduct a wide range of activities to improve and maintain the health of staff and faculty members working at the university and seek to improve and maintain workplace environments of the university.

>Occupational safety and health activities (only for in-school members)



  • Takeshi Sato (professor: psychiatry)
  • Jun Nagano (professor: internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine)
  • Shinobu Tsurugano (professor: internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine)
  • Masahiro Irie (associate professor: internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine)
  • Yoshinori Masaki (associate professor: internal medicine, pneumology)
  • Noriko Yamamoto (associate professor: internal medicine, diabetology)
  • Suguru Hasuzawa (lecturer: psychiatry)
  • Masahide Koda (lecturer: psychiatry)

Public health nurses and nurses

  • Miki Matsuzono (public health nurse)
  • Momoko Matsumoto (public health nurse)
  • Rina Kono (public health nurse)
  • Tomoko Tanaka (nurse)
  • Machiko Sueyoshi (public health nurse)
  • Hiroko Sugiyama (public health nurse)
  • Makiko Fujise (public health nurse)
  • Saeko Okamoto (public health nurse)
  • Yoko Ohno (public health nurse)
  • Shoko Hayashi (public health nurse)
  • Ayako Ishijima (public health nurse)
  • Yoko Ishimatsu (public health nurse)

Research Achievement

Society presentation report, presentation on lectures

We report research achievements to each society, and we mainly attend to societies, for example,
Japan University Health Association,
University Health Management Research Council of Kyushu District,
National Mental Health Study Group,
Japan Society of Health Promotion,
Japan Society of Occupational Health,
Japan Society of Public Health, and
Japanese Association of School Health.

Papers and books that are relevant to duties

We inform our research achievements that are relevant to health keeping and promotion on papers and books. Please check researcher information for details.

>Check researcher information

(Main contents of the presentation in the last five years)

  1. Mental health lowering affair on medical intern in universities
    Kyushu District Society H.26 of Japan Society of Occupational Health 6.20.2014
     Toru Maruyama
     Masahiro Irie
     Jun Nagano
     Yoshinori Masaki
     Noriko Yamamoto
     Kosuke Kajitani
     Atsushi Ichimiya
  2. Confirmation and correspondence of universities to student suicides and the outcome of research for national universities
    34th National University Mental Health Study Group 11.09.2012
     Atsushi Ichimiya
  3. Confirmation, survey on actual situation, and the background of students using illegal drugs
    Japan University Health Management Research Group, 50th, 10.17.2012
     Masahiro Irie
     Miki Matsuzono
     Mikiko Toda
     Momoko Nomura
     Tomoko Tanaka
     Tomoko Matsushita
     Yoshinori Masaki
     Hideaki Fukumori
     Jun Nagano
     Toru Maruyama
     Atsushi Ichimiya
     Keiko Uezono
  4. Precaution against smoking in Kyushu University, which is named as ”Quitting Q program project”
    Japan University Health Management Research Group, 49th,11.09.2011
     Yoshinori Masaki
     Mikiko Toda
     Miki Matsuzono
     Momoko Nomura
     Tomoko Tanaka
     Rei Arakawa
     Shoko Yamaguchi
     Yuri Hamada
     Yuka Takao
     Chizuko Toyota
     Atsushi Ichimiya
     Toru Maruyama
     Masahiro Irie
     Jun Nagano
     Hideaki Fukumori
     Keiko Uezono

Vision for the Future

This division aims to (1) create an environment in which students, staff, and faculty members can actively strive to maintain and improve their health and to (2) build systems that can support school health from an international perspective, responding flexibly to the globalization of the university.


We introduce the overview of the program held in our infirmaries. Each program will be updated from time to time to “latest news.”

“The Welcome Program” and “the Refresh Program”

We offer “the Welcome Program” and “the Refresh Program”, which are lifestyle improvement programs targeted at students and staff who have a tendency toward obesity. If you are interested, then please consult your nearest infirmary in CHC.

Guidance on quitting smoking

We provide support to students and staff who wish to quit smoking. Should you wish to quit smoking, please contact any of your nearest infirmary in CHC.

>Access and inquiries

Measures against infectious disease

The School Health and Safety Act specifies the infectious diseases that schools (including universities) should prevent.
PDF: The first to the third, period of suspension of attendance
We promptly circulate the latest information concerning influenza and any other infectious diseases that could easily spread within the university.
>News of measures against infectious diseases.