If you have already made an appointment with a medical specialist:
If you still need to see a medical specialist, then EHIF has sent a guide to healthcare institutions asking them to contact the patient no later than two days before the scheduled appointment. However, each healthcare institution organizes their work as they see fit. A healthcare institution has three options:
In this emergency situation and in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Board decided to suspend all scheduled dental treatment. In the case of an acute dental emergency, however, emergency dental treatment continues to be available.
From Monday, March 16, going on sick leave can be done as a temporary measure online in Estonia, following the government's declaration of an emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic late last week.
From the beginning of 2020, patients can request personalized counseling when calling on the family physician advisory line. At the permission of the caller the physician on the advisory line can look up the caller's health records to give more precise advice.
Recently there have been frequent discussions in the media about the lack of pediatricians, family physicians and clinical psychologists in different Estonian towns.
The EHIF customer service opening hours and information line service hours are changing as of September 16:
- Lastekodu 48, 10144, Tallinn, 10144
- Tartu, Põllu 1a, 50303
- Jõhvi, Nooruse 5, 41597
The 4th International PPRI Conference titled “Medicines access challenge – The value of pricing and reimbursement policies” will be organised by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies on 23rd and 24th October 2019 in Vienna.
Since 2019, the EHIF has expanded free dental care for people with severe physical and mental disabilities, who are unable to take care of their oral hygiene.
Over half of the Estonian population is satisfied with the organization of health care, and compared to the previous year, people's evaluation of the availability of medical care has significantly improved, as the research by EHIF and Kantar Emor revealed.
Cooperation between family physicians and medical specialists is crucial for providing people with timely, high-quality medical care and advice. To improve this cooperation, an e-consultation service was set up in 2013.