OIST Medical Center is a medical team composed with OIST Clinic and Health Center. We aim to provide comprehensive health service to support OIST community including students, employees, and their family members.
- Examinations (e.g. bloodtest, urine test, ultrasound, ECG )
- Treatments ( e.g. medication prescription, drip infusion, stitch )
- Official Documents ( e.g. medical certificate, referral letter )
- Vaccinations ( appointment required )
Onna Campus Centre Bldg. Level B,B236
Tel: (External) 098-966-3446 or ext. 23446
Open: 9:30-11:30 (Mon-Fri), 13:30-15:30(Mon, Wed, Fri)
OIST Health Center
- Health Services
- Health Consultation with occupational physician
- Counseling services (by appointment)
- Physician referral for primary care, specialty care
- Wellness programs for health related topics
- Consultation for health exams, screenings, diagnostic tests, in-patient/out-patient procedures
- Emergency support – transport assistance to emergency rooms
Onna Campus Centre Bldg. Level B, B234
Tel: (External) 098-966-8945 or ext. 18945
Open: 9:30-17:00 (Mon-Fri)
Authorized OIST students, employees, their family members, and OIST guests can use the OIST Graduate University Gymnasium after completing registration. No person under the age of 20 is allowed into the facility. The gym is located on the ground level of the Village Center Building. It offers 26 pieces of assorted cardio equipment and strength training equipment.
Child Development Center
OIST Tedako Pre-School - a part of the OIST Child Development Center (CDC) offers full-day pre-school for children of OIST students and employees. For further information, please visit TIDA and click “Child Development Center” under “campus” on the left side of the page.
OIST has a Resource Center located in the Village Center next to the Campus Gym. The Center is open to all members of the OIST community. It provides ongoing support for staff, students, and family members who need further information about life in Okinawa or OIST, or who face challenges that may be difficult to resolve alone.
The Resource Center can be your first point of contact for any issue, such as understanding a document, contacting a Japanese establishment, finding directions to official offices, or booking a reservation or appointment. Any matter or question is welcomed, and the staff will strive to resolve them in a timely manner.
In addition to the previously mentioned services, the Resource Center also has facilities free for public use such as wi-fi and desktop computers, a kitchen area, sofas and tables, a children's play area, and a printer. Visitors to the center can also find information about OIST clubs and various on-campus events, as well as receive free publications such as Okinawa Living and Japan Update. Special offers from local restaurants and businesses are also routinely available, as is information about local schools, hospitals and clinics, tourist attractions, and much more.
Any issue or question is welcomed, and the staff will strive to resolve them in a timely manner.
Resource Center Contact information:
Location: Village Center, next to the Campus Gym
Jimmy’s, founded in Okinawa in 1956, is an American-style bakery that also offers a deli, imported food, and housekeeping goods.
Jimmy’s is located on the first floor of the Village Center Building.
Hours: 10:00 – 19:00, Closed Sundays and Japanese Holidays
The Village Center includes a 24-hour coin laundry with washers and dryers or use by residents of the Village. Dry cleaning pickup and delivery is also available in the Village Office.
The Village Office staff supports residents with issues related to their housing at OIST, as well as assistance with dry cleaning pickup and delivery.
Hours: 9:00-18:00 Monday through Friday. 9:00-17:00 Saturday, Sunday and national holidays with possibly limited sevice due to a sole staff stationed.
Village Center Meeting Room
The Meeting Room in the Village Center is a multipurpose area with hardwood floors used for everything from Japanese calligraphy classes to kickboxing to birthday parties.
Village Center Lounge
With a foosball table, TV, sofa, and dart boards, the lounge is a good place to refresh and socialize. There is also a community library of used books shared by residents.
Village Center Kitchen
Any OIST member or their family can use the Village Center Kitchen; It is particularly suited for making big meals for parties and cultural events to bring together Village residents.
The multi-functional building hosts a research laboratory, and serves as a venue for international workshops and seminars. There are meeting rooms and halls which can be booked by OIST members; Chura Hall and the Seaside House deck in particular are a popular place to host larger events on campus.
Shuttle Bus Service
OIST offers a shuttle bus service. If you use it for commuting, you must register before you start taking the bus. For further information, please contact the Building and Facilities Management Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
OIST Rental Car
OIST offers small company cars for personal use to OIST students, employees, researchers, and faculty. Please see the site below for further details.
Using OIST Facilities
While family members are free to use many of the facilities on OIST, they are required, like other OIST members, to reserve them in advance using the Outlook Reservation System. The booking process differs slightly depending on whether you are using Windows or Mac, so please refer to the guide created by the IT section:
Regular Campus Activities
OIST Language Classes
OIST offers internal language training to OIST employees and spouses. For further details, please visit the TIDA intranet once you obtain access.
Every Thursday at 4pm, OIST holds a campus teatime. Here, you can look forward to an enjoyable hour filled with free tea, coffee, delicious desserts from the Kaito Café, and fun, casual conversation with OIST members and their families. There is no reservation required, so those wishing to join can do so freely and at their convenience.
OIST holds a number of seminars on any given day, which family members as well as the OIST community are permitted to join. Information about the seminars is usually posted on TIDA and posters advertising the events are displayed around campus and in the Resource Center. Attending seminars can be a wonderful way to stay connected with the University’s mission engage in thoughtful discussions about emerging research, and learn about a variety of topics.
OIST has a number of different clubs on Campus, which help bring together people with similar interests. The clubs are diverse, ranging from dance and sporting groups, to calligraphy and film circles. Family members are permitted and encouraged to join a club on campus, or even start one of their own. To start a club, a proposal outlining the the purpose of the club and it’s financial model must be submitted to the Vice President of Communications, Neil Calder. The Resource Center can officer support to those wishing to start a club on campus.
Facilities management can issue special badges that allow family members of OIST employees to avoid signing in each time they wish to go on campus. To obtain the family badge, please contact (Japanese or English) Resource Center < email@example.com >
Some hotels and other facilities on the island offer special discounts for OIST employees. Please see “Extra Benefits” on the Internal HR website for further information.