I’m heading to the United States soon. Before departing Taiwan, I need to get a COVID-19 test (within 3 days of my departing flight).
Where in Taipei can I get a COVID-19 test? Should I do it at a foreigner-oriented private clinic or one of the public hospitals? (I qualify for NHI but don’t have a card yet, should I get one ASAP?) How much should I expect it to cost at a private clinic?
There is an English-language doc here that lists the hospitals that do out-of-pocket COVID-19 tests around Taiwan (not just Taipei). The doc is periodically updated and the old version removed, so if the link is dead, go to this directory page and click the doc that says “Designated Hospital List for out-of-pocket COVID-19 PCR testing”.
The AIT’s page on Medical Assistance also contains generally useful information about receiving medical care as a foreigner in Taiwan.