The healthcare system 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. 

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 six months or more or those who hold an Alien Resident Card (ARC) are required to join the NHI.

With the NHI, expats using one of Taiwan's excellent public health facilities can access heavily subsidised medical care. Although public hospitals are world-class, many inpatient services that are standard in the West may not be provided at Taiwanese public facilities, and patients seeking treatment may experience long waiting times.

Many expats therefore also utilise Taiwan's high-quality private care to avoid long waiting times, receive better patient care and access a wider choice of treatment options. Private healthcare in Taiwan is expensive, so those planning to make use of this sector should explore their private health insurance options.

Pharmacies are widely available across Taipei, with many doctors having pharmacies attached to their rooms. Read Healthcare in Taiwan for more on the national healthcare system.

Below are some of the most highly regarded hospitals in Taipei.


Hospitals in Taipei

Mackay Memorial Hospital

Website: post.mmh.org.tw
Address: 92, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District

National Taiwan University Hospital

Website: www.ntuh.gov.tw
Address: 1 Changde Street, Zhongzheng District

Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Website: www.vghtpe.gov.tw
Address: 201, Section 2, Shipai Road, Beitou District

Taiwan Adventist Hospital

Website: www.tahsda.org.tw
Address: 424, Section 2, Bade Road, Songshan District

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