i am a visa-free-entry-covid-extension british person. my legal status here is tourist.
today i went with my fiance (non taiwanese ARC holder) to the hospital for her pregnancy check up and was denied entry because i didn’t have a 健保卡 or a 台灣身分證.
we are in changhua county.
i tried to present my drivers license, my passport, but to no avail. they had to type in a number and the system wouldnt accept my passport number.
my fiance went in for her checkup and i called the hospital to ask to speak to the management, after getting past various gatekeepers i managed to get through to someone in administration to explain the situation, and she said she would let me know by monday.
im currently in a situation where if my fiance goes in to labour i will be denied entry to the hospital where she is to give birth because i dont have the necessary ID cards despite being here in taiwan completely legally
on top of that while i was waiting outside one of the security guards came and secretly took a picture of me with his mobile phone, 2 minutes later another security guard came out to walk past me and i asked him if his colleague had taken a picture of me and he said yes, so i asked him for his company name and the name of the employee who had taken a picture of me, he refused to give me either of those and threatened to call the police. you can imagine i wasnt too happy about that. and i let them know in no uncertain terms of that fact. anyway, is there anybody who can raise the issue of tourists now being denied entry to hospitals? who can i contact to expedite the adjustment of regulations to allow tourists to enter hospitals?