Foreign Nationals from Hong Kong, Macau, China, or Other Countries who Reside in Taiwan with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that foreign nationals who with Valid Alien Resident Certificate or Resident certificate for the Taiwan area( including those from Hong Kong, Macau and China) must be registered in the National Health Insurance program upon living in Taiwan for 6 months (6 months of continuous residence in Taiwan or with one trip abroad not exceeding 30 days when the actual residency period of 6 months is reached after the days abroad have been deducted). But those people who get work permits with ARC must join the National Health Insurance program by their employer starting the day they are employed.


Foreign students
Foreign students
  • Foreign students can apply to enroll in the program through their school.
  • Those who receive permission from the National Immigration Agency under the Ministry of the Interior to extend their stay after graduation shall proceed to the district office of residence to extend their enrollment in the NHI program.
Those with fixed employers Those with a steady job can register for the program through their employers.
Foreign newborns
Foreign newborns(Infants born in Taiwan)
From December 1, 2017, a foreign newborn who was given birth in Taiwan and with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), should be enrolled in the National Health Insurance program since the date of birth and became a dependent of his/her parent who is employed; if both of the parents are employed, either may be selected. The selected parent must fill out the enrollment document and apply for enrollment through his/her insurance registration organization and the newborn may receive the National Health Insurance coverage.
foreign professionals
For spouses, minor children and disabled adult children of foreign professionals
From February 8, 2018, once get the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), spouses, minor children, and children over twenty years old who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental disability of foreign professionals under the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals shall enroll in the NHI program and be the dependents of the foreign professionals through their companies.
Those who are unemployed but able to enroll as a dependent through a relative (i.e., parents, spouses, or children) could participate in the National Health Insurance program through a relative's insurance registration organization after six months continuous residence in Taiwan.
Those without a fixed employer or family members with whom dependency can be claimed, must, after six months of consecutive residence, enroll through the local administrative office where they reside.
Company chairpersons/owners They must enroll in the program through their company after six months of consecutive residence.


Hospitals in Taipei
NO Hospital Address TEL
1 Taipei Municipal Gan-Dau Hospital No.12, 225 Lane, Zhi-Sing Road, Taipei Taiwan, 11260 02-28587000

Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital (Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital has been operating
since 1997 as Taiwan’s first publicly owned and privately operated hospital, especially wellknown
for its neurosurgery, cardiology, and orthopedics department.)

No.111, Sec. 3, Xinglong Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan 02-29307930
3 Taipei City Hospital Zhongxing Branch No. 145, Zhengzhou Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City 10341, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-25523234
4 Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch No. 10, Sec. 4, Ren’ai Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 10629, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-27093600
5 Taipei City Hospital Heping Fuyou Branch No. 33, Sec. 2, Zhonghua Rd., Zhong-zheng Dist., Taipei City 10065, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-23889595
6 Taipei City Hospital Heping Fuyou Branch No. 12, Fuzhou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10078, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-23916471
7 Taipei City Hospital Yangming Branch No. 105, Yusheng St., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11146, Taiwan, R.O.C 02-28353456
8 Taipei City Hospital Zhongxiao Branch No. 87, Tongde Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City 11556, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-27861288
9 Taipei City Hospital Linsen Branch No. 530, Linsen N.Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10453, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-25916681
10 Taipei City Hospital Chinese Medicine and Kunming Branch No. 100, Kunming St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 10844, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-23887088
11 Taipei City Hospital Songde Branch No. 309, Songde Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 11080, Taiwan, R.O.C. 02-27263141
12 National Taiwan University Hospital No.7, Chung Shan S. Rd.(Zhongshan S. Rd.), Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10002, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 02-23123456
13 Taipei Veterans General Hospital No.201, Sec. 2, Shipai Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11217, R.O.C. 02-28712121
14 Taipei Medical University Hospital No. 252, Wuxing St, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110 02-27372181
15 Tri-Service General Hospital No.325,Sec.2,Chenggong Rd.,Neihu District,Taipei City 11490,Taiwan(R.O.C) 02-87923311
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