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Hospitals in Estonia

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: A list of hospitals and clinics Estonia provided by the US Embassy in Estonia (but not endorsed by them). Cities include Tallinn, Tartu, Parnu and Narva.

If you're moving to Estonia, it's important to do your research when it comes to healthcare. Decide if you need a expat health insurance plan, find out which hospital you would go to in an emergency (and make a visit there) and learn about the healthcare system in Estonia. Below you'll find a list of hospitals and clinics in Tallinn, Tartu, Parnu and Narva.

Our Estonia Healthcare Guide is another resource with information about emergency numbers, how to find a good doctor, vaccinations, health insurance in Estonia and more.

Hospitals in Tallinn, Estonia

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

Note: Children under the age of 15 should use Tallinn Children's Hospital

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.

Information about Emergency Room 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. Clinics include: Diagnostic, Long-Term Nursing, Surgery, Women's clinic, Eye clinic, Internal Medicine, Medical Rehabilitation. Details here.

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

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

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: and

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: +3372 697 7194
Info tel: +372 697 7113; email:
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

Tallinn Central Children's Policlinic (Kesklinna Lastepolikliinik)
Ravi str. 27
10138 Tallinn

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)

+372 7151 701

Narva mnt 7
10117 Tallinn
Mon – Fri 08.00 – 16.00 (up to 20.00 by appointment only)

11313 Tallinn
Mon – Fri 08.00 – 18.00 (Children's Center and Baby Spa until 20.00)

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

North Estonia Medical Center and Outpatient Clinic
Sütiste tee. 19
13419 Tallinn

To make an appointment patients need to call to registration center on +372 617 1049on Mon – Fri 8am-6pm<

To get general information about making an appointment you can email or ask general questions at .

Information: +372 617 1300 (Mon-Fri: 7 am-7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm)
Emergency room: +72 617-1369.
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)

West-Tallinn Central Hospital and Clinic

Paldiski Mnt. 68
10617 Tallinn
+372 626 1314


West-Tallinn Central Hospital and Clinic has 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

Hospitals & Clinics in Tartu

Tartu University Hospital
Puusepa 1a
50406 Tartu
+372 731 8111, Mon-Fri 8:00-19:00

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

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
+372 731 9505

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
+372 740 9930

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-20:00, Saturday 9:00-15:00. During weekends and national holidays double price.

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. 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.

Private Clinic Tähe
Tähe 95
+372 734 8145

Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-18:00.

Tähe clinic is involved in gynecology, urology, ultrasonography, endocrinology, dermatology. Private Clinic Tähe falls under the same network as Private Center Elite.

Private Clinic Gyne
Kalda tee 34
Tel +372 734 3434 +372 734 3434

Office hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-19:00.

Gyne clinic is involved in gynecology and dermatology. It also falls under the same network as Private Center Elite.

Hospitals & Clinics in Parnu

Foundation Pärnu Hospital (In-patient and Ambulatory Medical Care)
Ristiku 1
Pärnu 80010

General Information: +44 73101
Emergency: +44 73393

Opening hours of Pärnu hospital
Mon-Fri 07.30-19.00
Sat-Sun 10.00-19.00
Emergency department is open 24/7

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.

Hospitals in Narva

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

Narva Clinic
Vestervalli 15
Narva 20307
Information +372 357 1835, 8:00-18:00
Registration Desk +372 357 2889, +372 357 2779

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.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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