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European Health Insurance Card

The Estonian Health Insurance Fund issues the European health insurance cards with the validity of up to 5 years to the children and young people up to 19 years of age, but for no longer than up to becoming 19 years old. As of 1st January 2008, the European health insurance card is issued by the Health Insurance Fund for up to three years to the persons of 19 years of age and older.

The replacement certificate of the European health insurance card is issued by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund when the person urgently needs the document certifying the insurance. The European health insurance card is received by the person within 10 days, the replacement certificate immediately from the local department or office of the Health Insurance Fund. The European health insurance card could be applied for by the person of at least 15 years of age having a passport or ID-card. For the person under 18 years of age the card could be applied by the parent or the representative of the young person.

European health insurance card could be applied for:

  • through citizen portal;
  • by mail from the customer service of the Health Insurance Fund;
  • by e-mail from the customer service of the Health Insurance Fund, by submitting the digitally signed application.

The card could be received:

  • by mail on the address stated in the application (all over the world),
  • from the customer service of the the Health Insurance Fund.

The form of application is provided on the website of the Health Insurance Fund and in the customer services of the local departments of the Health Insurance Fund.