Health care system in Estonia
All persons insured with health insurance in Estonia have a family practicioner who is the first person to consult with in the case of illness.
The visit to a family practitioner is always free for the person registered with that doctor. A fee can be asked only for home visit (up to 5 EUR). The family practitioner may also demand a reasonable charge for the issue of documents (except forcertificates of incapacity for work and prescriptions).
The family practitioner gives advice concerning the prevention of diseases, takes preventive measures, gives referrals to medical specialists if needed, issues health certificates, certificates of incapacity for work and prescriptions.
More information about family practitioner is available here.
Information on how to choose/change family practitioner can be found here. Please be aware that, to sign up with a family practitioner, an application form needs to be filled out and submitted in Estonian. There is an English version available to assist you with the application form.
Specialized medical care
A person needs a referral from the family practitioner to visit a medical specialist in Estonia.
No referral is needed to visit a psychiatrist, gynecologist, ophthalmologist, dentist, pulmonologist (for tuberculosis treatment), infection specialist (for HIV/AIDS treatment), surgeon or orthopedist (for traumatology).
If you are an EU citizen, please bring your European health insurance card or its replacement certificate to prove your eligibility for Estonian health care. You should apply for the card from the social service authorities in your home country before arriving in Estonia. You can find detailed infromation from the European Commission Website.
Dental Care is expensive and it is not covered by the Health Insurance Fund in Estonia. You will have to pay for any services yourself.
The nearest dentist for TTÜ students is:
Akadeemia tee 20, 3rd floor
Telephone for registration: (+372) 6561460 or (+372) 5536605.
The only dentistry, which is open every day, in case of tooth ache Tallinn Dental Clinic
Address: Toompuiestee 4, Tallinn
Customer Service 612 1200
- Mo-Fr 8:00-20:00
- Sa 9:00-16:00 (first aid only)
- Su 9:00-15:00 (first aid only)
24/7 Advisory Line - One can call the advisory line of the family physician by calling 1220. Please note that the advice is provided only in Estonian or Russian. Emergency treatment - In the case of emergency treatment, a person may go to the emergency reception or call an ambulance. One can reach an ambulance on 112 from all over Estonia.
24/7 Emergency center
The emergency center is not far from TTÜ campus. Take trolley no 3 to Lepistiku stop and go directly through the park. Behind the block houses you will find a tall building. The Emergency Center is behind the tall building.
Address: J. Sütiste tee 19. 4
! Please rember to take your insurance with you.
! Please turn to the Emergency center only in case you can't get help from family doctor, in the evenings or at weekends in emergency situation.