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Emergency Care
The National Health Insurance covers most emergency care expenses, including treatment, physical examinations, lab tests, and medication costs.
Patients only have to pay an "emergency care copayment".
  • Hospital Room Fees

    (1)"NHI beds" refer to those in a hospital room with three or more beds, or special beds, such as intensive care beds and isolation beds. If you stay in a room with only one or two beds, then you are required to pay the difference between the actual cost and the amount covered by the National Health Insurance program for a NHI bed.

    (2)Ward fees are calculated beginning the day a patient is hospitalized but the day the patient is discharged is not included. In other words, the date of admittance rather than the date of discharge is used in the ward fee calculation.

  • Hospitalization Fees

    (1)There is no arbitrary time limit on hospital stays. Length of hospital stays are determined by patients' needs. The National Health Insurance program will cover between 70% and 95% of your hospitalization expenses depending on the length of stay and whether your condition is acute or chronic. You will only be responsible for 5% to 30% of the cost of your hospitalization.

    (2)If a physician determines that you no longer need to be hospitalized, but you insist on continued inpatient care, you will be responsible for all additional hospitalization expenses.

    (3)As for medication fees, some special medications are regulated and are only covered by the National Health Insurance program if a doctor determines that the medication is appropriate for the medical condition.