The system of healthcare in Taipei is well-regarded, both in the public and private sectors. Medical facilities are modern and well equipped, and most doctors speak English, though their proficiency differs.
Pharmacies are widely available across Taipei, with many doctors having pharmacies attached to their rooms.
As part of government efforts to improve national infrastructure and offer civic services, the Taiwanese Universal Health Insurance (NHI) programme was created and made available to residents in 1995. Expats living in Taiwan for more than four months or who hold an Alien Resident Card (ARC) are required to join the NHI.
Hospitals in Taipei
Cathay General Hospital
Address: 280 Renai Road, Section 4
Mackay Memorial Hospital
Address: 92, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road
National Taiwan University Hospital
Address: 1 Changde Street, Zhongzheng District
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Address: 201, Section 2, Shipai Road, Beitou District
Taiwan Adventist Hospital
Address: 424, Section 2, Bade Road, Songshan District
Tri-Service General Hospital
Address: 325, Section 2, Chenggong Road, Neihu District
►Read Getting Around Taipei for information about public transport in the city
► For an overview of the national healthcare system, read Healthcare in Taiwan
"... expats who can’t speak Mandarin may want to stick to the bigger hospitals in Taipei that are more likely to have English-speaking doctors and nurses." Read more about Nick's expat experiences in Taipei.
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