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How to use the card - Estonia


Helpline (general practitioners)

Eesti Haigekassa
(Estonian Health Insurance Fund)
Tel: +372 669 6630
Tel: 16363 (national number)

Treatment, coverage & costs


  • You can see a general practitioner free of charge.
  • You must pay a fee to see a specialist (such as a cardiologist, psychiatrist or gynaecologist).
  • A patient should never be charged for specialised medical care if:
    • the patient is referred to another specialist at the same hospital
    • the patient is pregnant
    • the patient is a child aged under 2
    • emergency medical care is followed by in-patient treatment
  • You can also see a private doctor or attend a medical clinic. In such cases you must pay the full fee.


  • You must pay the full cost of any treatment provided by a dentist.
  • Are you under 19? Then you can get free dental treatment.

Hospital treatment

There is a standard daily in-patient fee for a hospital stay of up to 10 days.

There is no in-patient fee for:

  • cases related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • intensive care
  • specialised in-patient treatment for patients under 18


  • Different discount rates are applied, depending on the diagnosis, the medication, the patient's age, etc.
  • If the medication is not on the national list of medicinal products (in Estonian), you will have to pay the full cost. These charges are non-refundable in Estonia. However, you can claim reimbursement when you get home.


  • Ambulance transport is free in an emergency.

Air ambulance

  • Only air ambulance transport covering emergencies occurring within Estonia is free of charge.


  • Fees are not reimbursed in Estonia. You will be charged your share of the costs only.
  • If you have to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider when you get home to claim reimbursement.

Patient contribution

  • Home visit by a general practitioner – up to €5
  • Consulting a specialist (including a dentist) – up to& €5
  • In-patient fee in hospital – up to €2.50 per day, up to a maximum of& €25 per hospital stay

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

Services are available in 2 major hospitals

How do I apply for an EHIC?

Doctors & hospitals accepting the EHIC

Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Estonia

Eesti Haigekassa (Estonian Health Insurance Fund)

Tel: +372 669 6630

Tel: 16363 (national number)