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  • Estonian Health Insurance Fund covers the costs of health services required by the person in case of illness. Our mission is to cover the costs of 1,2 million people for their health services, to help prevent and cure diseases, finance the purchase of medicinal products and medicinal technical aids, and provide the benefits for temporary incapacity for work and other benefits.

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  • Early detection of breast cancer

    EHIF invates women to participate in breast cancer screening. In 2017 we invite women with a valid health insurance who are born in 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965 and 1967.

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  • Participate in cervical screening

    EHIF invites women to participate in cervical screening. In 2017 we intive women with a valid health insurance who are born in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1987.

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  • If you need medical advice, call family physician information line !

    The family physician information line is a nationwide phone, from which you can receive medical advice 24h, dial +372 634 66 30.

  • Children are entitled to free dental care

    All citizens who are under 19 years old can get free dental care from dentist who have contract with EHIF.

For the individual

The rights and opportunities of the insured, information on applying for insurance, waiting lists, financial benefits, discount drugs and much more are available here.

For the employer

Here you will find information on how to apply for employee health insurance, how to submit insurance data and certificates of incapacity for work and much more.

The Organisation

Here is the information about Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Economic reports, studies, legislation in force and the document register can be found here.

National contact point

Here you can find answers to questions in which countries and what kind of health care can be received in Europe with the insurance of the Health Insurance Fund.
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05/17

Financial results of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund for the year 2016

The Supervisory Board of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund confirmed last year's financial results on 26 April. The Supervisory Board also approved the amendments to the list of health services. The wage increase for health workers, calculated on the basis of the collective labor agreement concluded between healthcare parties, will take effect retroactively from 1 April.

The year 2016 budget implementation was influenced by the receipts of social tax, overtime invoices submitted by hospitals, an increase in the cost of medical cases, higher use of certificates of incapacity for work, as well as the addition of new pharmaceuticals to the list. For example, in January 2016, compensation for new pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C was started, thereby rendering them more accessible to the insured, and enabling a very large proportion of the patients to get rid of the virus.

Last year, the Health Insurance Fund paid... Read more

09

05/17

How to move further from treatment based financing?

“Today's planning of health services in treatment cases will help to manage specialized healthcare costs, at the same time the strategic purchase of health insurance must develop more in order to better value the comprehensive treatment...

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03/17

SURVEY: Assessment of the Estonian population - the quality of health care is good, but the availability of health care is a matter of concern

Most of Estonia's population assesses the quality of medical care to be good, and the awareness of the population in the field of e-health services is growing. However, over the years there has been a slight decrease in people's satisfaction with...

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03/17

Estonian Treatment Management - Pilot Project

In 2015, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund signed a cooperation agreement with the World Bank to continue analysis for the purposes of disease prevention, and improving access to health services; and the development of the health care system. One...
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