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Unforeseen medical treatment - Estonia

Emergency

Family physician's help line

Eesti Haigekassa
(Estonian Health Insurance Fund)
Tel: +372 669 6630
Tel: 16363 (national number)
E-mail: info@haigekassa.ee

Treatment, coverage & costs

Doctors

  • There is no fee when consulting a general practitioner.
  • You must pay a fee for specialised medical care (for example cardiologist, psychiatrist, gynaecologist etc.).

Dentists

  • You must pay the full cost of any treatment you receive from a dentist.
  • Children under 19 are eligible for 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:

  • children below the age of 2
  • cases related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • intensive care

Prescriptions

  • 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, but you can always seek reimbursement once you return home.

Ambulance

  • Ambulance transport is free in an emergency.

Air ambulance

  • Only domestic emergency air ambulance transport is free of charge.

Reimbursement

  • There are no reimbursements in Estonia. You will only be charged your share of the costs.
  • If you have to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.

Co-payment

  • Home visit by a family doctor – up to €5
  • Visit to a specialised doctor (including a dentist) – up to €5
  • In-patient fee in hospital – up to €2.50 per day, up to a maximum of €25 per stay in hospital

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

Services are available in two major hospitals

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)

Email: info@haigekassa.ee


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