Medical Conditions Covered?

Hi everyone,

Just a quick question - I was wondering whether or not the national health insurance one has when working (legally) in Taiwan covers pre-existing medical conditions?

If anyone has any info about this, I’d really appreciate it!


I don’t have any specific information about this but… when you apply for your resident visa you have to undergo a health check. I don’t know what happens if you are found to have any illnesses during this health check, but when you get your resident visa and apply for National Health Insurance there are no further checks. Once you have your health card, you can go to any clinic or hospital and be covered by the national insurance, regardless of your illness.

So I would think if you make it past the health check for the resident visa, you’d be all set.