Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

If a U.S. citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, a U. S. consular officer can assist in locating appropriate medical services and informing family or friends. If necessary, a consular officer can also assist in the transfer of funds from the United States. However, payment of hospital and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler.

Before going abroad, learn what medical services your health insurance will cover overseas. If your health insurance policy provides coverage outside the United States, remember to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form. Although many health insurance companies will pay “customary and reasonable” hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for your medical evacuation back to the United States. Medical evacuation can easily cost $10,000 and up, depending on your location and medical condition.

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Although medical care in Estonia still falls short of Western standards, Estonia’s medical care is generally good, especially in Tallinn, and in some other cities such as Tartu and Pärnu. Estonia has many highly-trained medical professionals, but some hospitals and clinics still suffer from a lack of equipment and resources. You may find that some hospital staff and nurses, including those who work in emergency rooms, speak only limited English.

You can find good information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website, or by calling their hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747). You can also consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website, which contains additional health information for travelers, including detailed country-specific health information.

If you plan to visit forested areas of Estonia in the summertime, you should take steps to avoid ticks because of occasional cases of tick-borne encephalitis. Although there is no vaccine against this disease currently licensed for use in the United States, a vaccine (requiring a series of injections) is available under two different brand names in Estonia, both of which can be obtained from many local physicians. Serious cases of seasonal influenza, including H1N1, have been reported in recent years and you should consider getting a flu shot before traveling to Estonia during flu season.

Tallinn

Maxilla Dental Clinic
Tartu mnt. 14 (2nd floor), Tallinn
Tel: +372 660 1006
http://www.maxilla.ee/

Kaarli Dental Clinic
Toompuiestee 4, Tallinn
Tel: +372 611 9119
http://www.khp.ee/

CityMed Dental Clinic
Narva mnt. 59, Tallinn
Tel: +372 660 1999
http://www.citymed.eu/

Primadent Hambaravi
Ahtri 6a, Tallinn
Tel: +372 603 5335
http://www.primadent.ee

Lumen Dental Clinic
Viimsi SPA building, 2-nd floor
Randvere tee 11, Haabneeme 74001, Viimsi vald, Estonia
Phone: +372 601 1812
e-mail: info@lumen.ee
http://www.lumen.ee 

Nordic Hambakliinik
Navigator building, V floor
Laeva 2, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 623 2359
E-mail: info@nhk.ee
http://nhk.ee/hambaravi-tallinnas

Tartu

Maxilla Dental Clinic
Soola 8 (Emajõe Business Centre), Tartu
Tel: +372 737 1100
http://www.maxilla.ee/

Tartu University Clinic’s Dental Clinic
Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikumi Stomatoloogiakliinik)
Raekoja Plats 6, Tartu
Tel: +372 731 9100
http://www.kliinikum.ee/

Tähe Dental Clinic
Tähe 3, Tartu
Tel: +372 734 3997
http://www.hambakliinik.ee/

Pärnu

Pärnu Dental Clinic AS
(Pärnu Hambapolikliinik)
Väike-Kuke 4b, Pärnu
Tel: +372 445 9299; +372 5663 3641

Jannseni Dental Care
(Jannseni Hambaravi)
J.V. Jannseni 35, Pärnu
Tel: +372 443 0252
http://www.jannseni.eu/

Narva

Narva Dental Clinic
(Narva Hambakliinik)
Vestervalli 25, Narva
Tel: +372 359 1277
https://www.hambaarst.ee/register/10326

Aladeks OÜ
Tallinna maantee 48-41
Tel: +372 5191 6712
https://aladeks.ee/

Southeast Dental Service
Tallinna mnt 8-15
Tel: +372 359 6590

Updated February 2020

Important! Estonian hospital administrators suggest that U.S. Citizens call the polikliiniku registration number whenever you need to see a doctor when it is not an emergency.  U.S. Citizens who aren’t covered by local insurance and who will pay out-of-pocket for services, will not have to wait as long as those who are covered by national healthcare.  Costs for foreigners paying with cash or credit cards at private facilities are more or less the same at the public hospitals, so please consider using both public and private facilities if you are in need of medical attention.  If using  Estonian National Insurance, please consult Haigekassa to learn about your coverage.

Hospitals and Clinics in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Hiiumaa, Kohtla-Järve and Narva

If you are in an emergency situation anywhere in Estonia, Call 112 and ask the ambulance to bring you to the hospital you prefer or any hospital.

  • First Aid (Ambulances):
    112 (24-hour)
  • Trauma centers:
    East Tallinn Central Hospital, Ravi 18, Tel: 1900 or +372 622 7070
    Tallinn North Estonia Medical Center Hospital, Sütiste 19, Tel: +372 617 1049 or +372 617 1300 or +372 617 1369 (for Emergency Room 24 hours).

Tallinn Center:

Dr. Kai Noor Silmakabinet (private) – SILMALASER
Katusepapi 6, 11412 Tallinn
Tel: +372 602 5380
info@silmalaser.ee
www.silm.ee
Office hours are Mon – Thu 8.00-18.00 and Fri 8.00-16.00
Areas of specialization: all types of ambulatory appointments regarding different eye illnesses, refractive surgery, laser surgery.
9 doctors on staff, two of them are also surgeons (The year signifies when they received their medical license).

  • Dr. Kai Noor 1988; Dr. Harras Mölder 1985; Dr. Elo Alas 1997; Dr. Karin Alasi 2000; Dr. Kadri Tammeaid 1988; Dr. Aili Madissoon 1986; Dr. Anne-Liis Matson 2009; Dr. Maria Malva 2004; Dr. Ingrid Heinmaa 1977

Silmalaser Kawe
Pärnu mnt. 15, 10141 Tallinn
Office hours: Mon-Fri 10.00 – 18.00
Tel: +372 675 0017

East-Tallinn Central Hospital
Ravi Street 18, Tallinn 10138
To make an appointment: 

  • call M-Fr 7:15am to 8:00pm 1900 (for international calls use  +372 622 7070)
  •  visit the reception desk

Emergency Room at Women’s Clinic – midwife of duty +372 53 080 874

Emergency room entrance is at the end door of the Eye Clinic.  Access with personal transport is from Juhkentali Street. http://www.itk.ee/en/for-patient/emergency-appointments

East-Tallinn Central Hospital has 7 individual clinics, which are located around the city of Tallinn and nearby.

Visit http://www.itk.ee/en/contact/general-contacts/ to find the nearest clinic to you.

Many doctors in every department speak English, just ask from the information desk.

Clinics include: Diagnostic, Long-Term Nursing, Surgery, Women’s clinic, Eye clinic, Internal Medicine, Medical Rehabilitation: http://www.itk.ee/en/clinics

Family Council – Arstlik Perenõuandla (private)

Suur-Ameerika 18A, 10122 Tallinn
Tel: +372 666 5125
http://www.rammul.ee

English-speaking doctors are:

  • R. Rätsnik – gynecologist
  • K. Seemen – gynecologist
  • M. Preismann – psychologist
  • I. Rammul – sex therapist and psychiatrist-narcolog
  • S. Iila – manual therapist
  • Adams – psycho analytic

Hospital of Reconstructive Surgery 

Pärnu mnt 104, Tallinn
Tel +372 679 0130, +372 679 0135
e-mail: mail@kirurgiakliinik.ee
http://www.kirurgiakliinik.ee

Office hours are Mon – Fri 8.00-16.00 (but they are also available 24 hours in case of emergencies).  A hospital in Tallinn specializing in surgery. They offer cardiovascular and plastic surgery services, consultations, testing, and inpatient services. They also specialize in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.  They have 28 beds, an intensive care unit with 11 beds, and 5 operation blocks. All of the doctors speak English and they have treated some English speaking patients (including Americans) each month. There are 3 surgeons, an anesthesiologist, cardiologist, and psychiatrist. A list of the doctors and specialists can be found a http://kirurgiakliinik.ee/en/surgeons

Tallinn Central Children’s Policlinic (Kesklinna Lastepolikliinik)

Ravi str. 27, 10138 Tallinn
e-mail: klpadmin@lastehaigla.ee
http://www.lastehaigla.ee/kesklinna-lastepolikliinik-2/#yhistransport

To make an appointment:

  • Call +372 697 7200, +372 620 7361
  • Open Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 5:00pm

For 24 hour emergency – go to the Children’s Hospital in Mustamäe at Tervise 28. Call: +372 697 7194
Public Transportation:
Bus: Keskhaigla stop -3, 16, 39
Olümpia stop – 3, 16, 17, 17A

“Sinu Arst” Medical Center (private) 

CITY CENTRE CLINIC

Mon – Fri 08.00 – 16.00 (up to 20.00 by appointment only)

VEERENNI CLINIC

Mon – Fri 08.00 – 18.00 (Children’s Center and Baby Spa until 20.00)

Call us +372 7151 701 |  Contact us info@sinuarst.ee

General practitioners, pediatrician, manual therapists. Call the number given above for an appointment.
10 doctors on staff.  All doctors speak English extensively and nurses speak limited English.  All General Practitioners have experience treating English speaking and/or American patients.

  • Dr. Anneli Talvik – Chairman of the board (doctor’s degree 1994, General Practitioner since 1998);
  • Dr. Kristi Otsmaa – Board Member (doctor’s degree 1996, G.P. since 2001);
  • Dr. Katrin Lätt – General Practitioner
  • Dr. Marko Ölluk – General Practitioner
  • Dr. Olga Horeniuk – General Practitioner / Maternity leave
  • Dr. Karin Uibo – Pediatrician (extensive degree from 1986, pediatrician higher category since 2001);
  • Dr. Andrus Lipand – Manual Therapist (doctor’s degree 1964, neuro traumatology degree 1981) since 2009);
  • Dr. Kadi Nõmm – General Practitioner/ specialized in Functional Medicine / Maternity leave
  • Dr. Kristel Ehala-Aleksejev – Nutritional Therapist, MD, PhD
  • Dr. Kati Koost – General Practitioner

Tallinn – Mustamäe:

North Estonia Medical Center (SA PÕHJA-EESTI REGIONAAL HAIGLA) and Outpatient Clinic

Sütiste tee. 19, 13419 Tallinn
www.regionaalhaigla.ee

To make an appointment:

Patients need to call to registration center on +372 617 1049 on Mon – Fri 8am-6pm

Information: +372 617 1300 (Mon-Fri: 7 am-7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm)
Emergency room: +372 617-1369. This hospital works 24/7!
In case of emergency:  If you are in an emergency situation, Call 112 (http://www.rescue.ee/) and ask ambulance to bring patient to this hospital.

Medical operations are managed through seven clinical divisions – Anesthesiology Clinic, Diagnostics Division, Surgery Clinic, Psychiatry Clinic, Oncology and Hematology Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic and Follow-up Care Clinic.

Hospital provides services in almost all medical specialties, excl. ophthalmology, pediatrics and obstetrics.
There are 488 doctors +96 residents on staff and English is spoken extensively. They have good experience treating English speaking or U.S. patients.

How to get there using Public Transportation

Buses 17A, 61 (Tervise stop)
Trolley 2, 3, 4, 9; buses 11, 13, 20, 20A, 28 (Lepistiku stop)

Tallinn Children’s Hospital (Tallinna Lastehaigla)

Tervise str. 28, Tallinn 13419

Located across the street from North Estonia Medical Center, they have the only pediatric ER in Tallinn.

e-mail: polikliinik@lastehaigla.ee and lastehaigla@lastehaigla.ee
http://www.lastehaigla.ee/tallinna-lastehaigla-mustamael/

To make an appointment:
Call +372 697 7200
24/7 trauma room and ER.
Outpatient appointments will be done 08:00 to 17:00
For emergency: Trauma room secretary is available (for information) Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 10:00pm Call: +372 697 7194
Info tel: +372 697 7113; email: info@lastehaigla.ee
On-call traumatologist tel: +372 697 7231
On-call ear, nose, throat doctor tel: +372 697 7262
On-call surgeon – tel: +372 697 7244
All the doctors are highly educated and speak English.
Public Transportation:
Bus: Lastehaigla stop -17, 17A, 61
Energia stop – 23
Lepistiku stop – 11, 20, 28
Trolly: Lepistiku stop – 2, 3, 4, 9

Psychiatric Hospital

CONTACT DETAILS

Haabersti Health Center
Õismäe tee 179, Mon-Fri 8:00-15:00
Tel +372 659 8483

Mustamäe Health Center
Ehitajate tee 27, Mon-Fri 8:00-15:00
Tel +372 659 8006

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

https://www.keskhaigla.ee/?lang=en 

Haabersti Health Center
Tel +372 659 8483

Mustamäe Health Center
Tel +372 659 8006

Polyclinic registration desk

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

Calling the registration desk or via e-mail: tyhistamine@keskhaigla.ee

NO REFERRAL NEEDED!

West-Tallinn Central Hospital and Clinic

https://www.keskhaigla.ee/?lang=en

e-mailkeskhaigla@keskhaigla.ee

They have the following clinics: Internal Medicine, OB/GYN + delivery hospital, Diagnostics, Infectious Diseases, General Neurology and General Surgery.
The main bulding is located on Paldiski Mnt. 68, but, being a large hospital, many of the other clinics are located in different buildings (although, all in the same general vicinity):
Pelgulinna outpatient clinic- Sõle 16
Pelgulinna Women’s Clinic- Sõle 23
Infectious Disease Center- Paldiski mnt 62
Meremeeste outpatient clinic- Paldiski mnt 68a

Tartu University Hospital

In case of emergency call Tartu Kiirabi (Ambulance) at +7 40 88 00
They are located at Riia street #8.  

Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu

Tel +372 731 8111, Mon-Fri 8:00-19:00
e-mail: kliinikum@kliinikum.ee
http://www.kliinikum.ee
Tartu University Hospital is the top research hospital in Estonia and also provides excellent clinical care in nearly all existing fields.
Many doctors speak English, just ask the information desk.  Please visit the hospital’s website for contact information for the various departments.

Tartu University Children’s Clinic 

Lunini 6, Tartu 51014
Tel: +372 731 9505
http://www.kliinikum.ee
e-mail: laste@kliinikum.ee
Practically all of the doctors speak English and in each section there are one or two nurses that speak English. Normally there are one to three patients in a ward.
The hospital provides mainly inpatient institutional care to children.
Sections of the hospital: preemie and neonatal care; contagious and infectious diseases; internal diseases; nervous diseases; rehabilitation care; leucosis and cancer; bone marrow transplantation; intensive care unit; asthma and allergies; genetic consultation

Private Clinic Elite
Sangla 63, Tartu
tel +372 740 9930
http://www.elitekliinik.ee/
Email: info@elitekliinik.ee

Elite Clinic is the only private maternity hospital in Southern Estonia.  Elite clinic is involved in gynecology, urology, endocrinology, cardiology, orthopedics, pediatrics, andrology, dermatology, allergology, anaesthesiology, psychotherapy, oncology, oto-rhino-laryngology, ultrasonography (3D/4D), massage/development of children, relaxational breathing, school for mothers. All general surgical services. Elite clinic is specialized in IVF treatment. There are general laboratory, laboratory of embryology and laboratory of spermatology.
There are 41 doctors at the clinic.  A list of their names and specialties can be found here: http://www.eliteclinic.ee/elite/eng/doctors.html
Almost all doctors speak fluent English.  About 10% of their patients are treated in English, the majority of those patients have visited Elite Clinic during last 5 years.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-20:00, Saturday 9:00-15:00.
During weekends and national holidays double price.

Private Clinic Tähe 

Tähe 95, Tartu
Tel +372 734 8145
http://www.eliteclinic.ee/
Email: heidi@elitekliinik.ee
Tähe clinic is involved in gynecology, urology, ultrasonography, endocrinology, dermatology.

Private Clinic Tähe falls under the same network as Private Center Elite.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-18:00.

Private Clinic Gyne 

Kalda tee 34, Tartu
Tel +372 734 3434
http://www.eliteclinic.ee/
Email: jana@elitekliinik.ee
Gyne clinic is involved in gynecology and dermatology. It also falls under the same network as Private Center Elite.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-19:00

Haapsalu Neurologic Rehabilitation Center 

Sadama 16 Haapsalu 90502
Tel: 47 25 400, 47 25 404
E-mail: info@hnrk.ee
http://www.hnrk.ee/
Providing services for children & adults with neurological disorders.
Number of beds: 90
Number of patients in a ward: 4 to 7
Doctors: neurologists, orthopedist, dentist.
Types of treatment: physical therapy, mud, ozocerite, massage, acupuncture, electrotherapy, speech therapy and dental treatment.

Foundation Pärnu Hospital (In-patient and Ambulatory Medical Care)

Ristiku 1, Pärnu 80010
Tel: 44 73101 (General Information)
4473 300 (Registration Desk) Mon-Fri 07.30-18.00
4473 393 (Admission of emergency patients)
homepage: http://www.ph.ee/home
e-mail: ph@ph.ee
Pärnu Hospital is a reputable teaching central hospital with contemporary treatment and diagnostic opportunities, very good conditions for patients, their visitors and employees
Number of beds: 390 (incl. nursing care and excl. day care)
Pärnu Hospital consists of 4 clinics: Internal Disease Clinic;  Surgery Clinic;  Women’s and Children’s Clinic; Psychiatric Clinic and 6 services: anaesthesiology, operative and intensive care service (AIO); accident and emergency medicine service; diagnostic service; nursing service; Pharmacy; quality service.

Medical areas of specialization: anaesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, nematology, Infectious diseases, cardiology, laboratory medicine, paediatric surgery, nephrology, neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, paediatrics, Family Medicine (works in Ambulance Service), psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational medicine, urology, General Surgery, General Medicine

In Pärnu hospital all the heads of clinics and departments are English speakers and there is always someone on the spot who is fluent as well, should the aforementioned be away from the building.
On Staff, there are 169 doctors (incl. 9 doctor-residents), 370 nurses, 178 care givers, 145 employees of health related services, and 243 support staff.
Opening hours of Pärnu hospital (Ristiku str. 1)
Mon-Fri 07.30-19.00
Sat-Sun 10.00-19.00
Emergency department is open 24/7!

Hiiumaa Hospital
Rahu 2, Kärdla 92414,
Tel: 462-2795 Mon-Fri 8:00 -16:00
Email: haigla@hiiumaa.ee
http://www.haigla.hiiumaa.ee
Number of beds: 50
Number of patients in a ward: 3-4, but there are some with 2.
Doctors: surgeon, therapist, gynecologist, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, ear nose and throat doctor, radiologist, pulmonary specialist, dentist, psychiatrist-narcologist, neurologist.

If weather permits, it is also possible in extremely complicated cases to send patients to hospitals in Tallinn.

Puru Hospital
Tervise 1, Kohtla-Järve
Phone: 3311133 (Registration Desk) Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00
3311074 (24 hour emergency)
337 8708 (Dentist registration) Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00
http://www.ivkh.ee/
Number of beds: 215
Number of patients in a ward: 2 to 4
The hospital has the following sections: therapeutic, cardiology section with an intensive care unit, pulmanology and gastro-enterology section, ophthalmologic section, and infectious diseases sections.

Kohtla-Järve Hospital 

Ravi 10, Kohtla-Järve 30322
Phone: 3311133 (Registration Desk) Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00
3311074 (24 hour emergency)

339 5141 (Dentist registration) Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00

http://www.ivkh.ee/
Number of beds: 300
Number of patients in a ward: mainly 3, but there are a couple of wards with one bed only.
Sections : surgical, neurology, urology, intensive care unit, traumatology and ortopedia, gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, children surgical and therapy, ophthalmologic, dermatological and physiatric sections.
Types of Treatment: emergency care, outpatient care, inpatient institutional care

Ambulance
Haigla str. 9, Narva 20104
Tel: +372 357 1772

Narva Hospital 

Haigla tn. 7, Narva 20104
Tel: (Information) +372 357 1835 8:00-18:00
(Registration Desk) +372 357 2889, +372 357 2779

Narva Clinic
Vestervalli 15, Narva 20307
Tel: +372 357 2778, +372 357 2779
e-mail: nhaigla@uninet.ee
Doctors: surgeons, trauma specialists, therapists, neurologists, eye-doctors, pediatricians, ears-nose-throat doctors, dermatologists and social diseases doctors, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, dentists, intensive care unit, endoscopy.

Updated:  February 2020