Health care services for Ukrainian war refugees

Emergency assistance 

The North Estonia Medical Centre offers round-the-clock emergency care to Ukrainian war refugees aged 16 and older in the emergency department (Sütiste tee 19, Tallinn). We offer emergency assistance in almost all medical specialities, except for dental care, eye care, and obstetric care. Ukrainian war refugees, who do not have health insurance from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, are exempt from visit fees for emergency care.

For additional information, call +372 617 1369, or read more here: Emergency Assistance |Medical Centre |Investing in People’s Health

Tallinn Children’s Hospital provides emergency assistance to those under 16 years of age. 

Emergency psychiatric help 

To receive emergency psychiatric help (suicide risk and/or suspected psychotic episode), Ukrainian war refugees aged 12 and older can turn to the Psychiatry Clinic of the North Estonia Medical Centre (Paldiski mnt 52, Tallinn). Ukrainian war refugees, who do not have health insurance from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, are exempt from visit fees for emergency care. 

For additional information, call +372 617 2650 

General health check-up 

The Estonian state has arranged for a free general health check-up for war refugees, which all refugees should pass within seven days of arriving in Estonia. The general check-up is a recommended one-off service. The North Estonia Medical Centre offers a general health check-up for Ukrainian refugees aged 18 and older. The health check-up includes medical examinations, infection control tests, and if necessary, vaccination and prescription of medicine. If necessary, the doctor who performed the medical examination will refer the patient to a specialist. 

To pre-register for a general health check-up at the North Estonia Medical Centre, call +372 617 1049 (Mon–Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or email

Please come to Sütiste Tervisekeskus (Sütiste tee 17/1) at the pre-registered time. The nearest public transport stop is called Lepistiku, Tervise, Lastehaigla.

We also recommend you look up information on the healthcare services offered to Ukrainian war refugees by the Republic of Estonia: Information to Ukrainian War Refugees|Health Insurance Fund

For the oncology patient 

Cancer diagnosis and treatment for Ukrainian refugees are provided on an equal footing with those insured by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (including current prescription benefits for cancer drugs). Treatment of patients will be started, or on-going treatment will be continued as is the case for Estonian patients. Patients who need help more quickly can begin their treatment sooner. In case of emergency situations, we ask you to contact the Emergency Medicine Centre (EMO), where the patient’s state of health will be reviewed and, if needed, they will be hospitalised as a person in need of emergency aid in the relevant ward. 

If you have additional questions, please email to or call +372 617 1049 (Mon–Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 

Obstetric care is provided by the Women’s Clinic of the East Tallinn Central Hospital (Ravi 18, Tallinn) and the Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital (Sõle 23, Tallinn). 

Emergency eye care is provided by the Centre of Eye Surgery|East Tallinn Central Hospital (Ravi 18, Tallinn). 

Emergency dental care is provided by Tallinn’s Dental Polyclinic (Toompuiestee 4b, Tallinn).