Health Check Hospitals
When it's time for you to go to get that health check here's a little information which can help. Whatever city you are in, be sure that the hospital can give the appropriate kind of examination. Some hospitals will give you an examination that can't be used for getting a work permit. The chart below lists hospitals in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hualien that give the appropriate tests. It includes print outs for getting there and for finding out when the tests are ready. If you're in an area other than Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung or Hualien, please use the links at the end of the page.
If you are not in one of these large cities, be sure that your school calls whatever hospital they are sending you to to confirm that it can do the appropriate test for a work permit. There are basic tests which also take about a week to return but which wont be accepted for your work permit. Click this link to print out such a request that you could hand to your school manager. The test name is in purple and larger than the other characters so you can emphasize it. Then have them write the address in Chinese on a piece of paper for you. Also, once you get to the hospital, you can use this to guide you.