More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).

General practitioners’ work, prescriptions

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Your first contact for any health problems is your family physician, they can also renew most of the prescriptions prescribed by specialists physicians.

Please pay attention to the working hours of the clinic before calling, and be patient.

The phonelines might be busier than usual because a lot of people are ill – in addition to coronavirus, also other seasonal viruses are affecting people.

Some family physicians accept new prescription or prescription renewal requests by e-mail.

NB! Please do not delay your prescription request until your medication runs out – better renew the prescription a week or two early.

Last updated: 08.04.2020 13:27

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A foreigner staying in Estonia, as well as everyone else who does not have a family doctor needs to turn to the closest family medicine centre. The family doctor there will then decide whether a corona test is necessary or not.

Turning to a doctor with acute symptoms of any respiratory disease has been equated with emergency care and this is paid for by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund.

Last updated: 15.04.2020 13:39

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The family doctor's consultation hotline 1220 (landline +372 6346 630) offers advice in case of ordinary health problems, instructions for first aid, and information on health care organisation in Estonian, English, and Russian. English language service is available every day from 3pm to 5pm.

Due to the current situation, when calling the hotline number 1220, the usual charge of 30 cents per minute is not added.

Last updated: 18.05.2020 10:43

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During the emergency situation, treatment for the virus is considered emergency care to which uninsured persons are entitled during regular times as well (emergency room, ambulance). If an uninsured person suspects that she might be infected, she can contact the nearest family health centre by phone. From there, a person is sent to testing, if necessary, and is given instructions on how to act upon her health concerns. An invoice is presented to the Estonian Health Insurance Fund and the person does not have to pay the fee herself. You can find more info on how to get health insurance from here.

Last updated: 03.04.2020 16:14

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).