The Health Insurance Fund pays benefits for dental care and dentures. Dentist must have contract with Estonian Health Insurance Fund.

Adults are entitled to free dental care only if postponement of dental care or failure to receive the care could cause the death of the individual or result in permanent damage to his/her health.

 

Who is eligible?

Persons covered by health insurance, at least 63 years of age, the old-age and disability pensioners, pregnant women, mothers of a child less than one-yearold and people with an increased need for dental care. 

How much is paid?

People at least 63 years of age, the old-age and disability pensioners up to 19.18 euro per year, pregnant women, mothers of a child less than one year old and people with increased need for dental care up to 28,77 euros per year. Submit an application to the Health Insurance Fund complete with a document proving the payment for the service provided by the dentist. The service may be provided both in Estonia and abroad. Pregnant women and people with an increased need for dental care must attach a medical certificate.

When is the money received? 

Not later than six months after the arrival of the properly prepared documents at the Health Insurance Fund. N.B.: *Compensation can be claimed only by the people covered by health insurance for whom has emerged the need for increased dental care as a result of the following health care services (e.g., surgery and radiation therapy of tumors in the head and neck region, surgical treatment of facial skull bone traumas, a procedure during which a trauma has occurred, tissue and organ transplants, etc.).

Denture benefits

The Health Insurance Fund pays benefits for dental care and dentures.

Who is eligible?

Persons covered by health insurance at least 63 years of age, the old-age and disability pensioners. How much is paid? Up to 255.65 euro within a three-year period.

How do I apply?

There are two possibilities: a) Submit an application for the maker of dentures, in which you apply for compensation for the cost directly to the maker of the denture to the extent of the benefit. b) Submit an application along with a document certifying the payment to the Health Insurance Fund. When is the money received? In the event of submission of an application to the Health Insurance Fund within 90 days after the arrival of the application and the invoice at the Health Insurance Fund