The statistics of catching COVID-19 show that both infection and hospitalisation are on the rise, so it is extremely important that people in risk groups vaccinate against the virus and take other measures to prevent infection.
According to Marje Oona, family physician and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Tartu, people in the risk group should do this right away. According to the immunoprophylaxis expert committee, the risk group includes everyone over the age of 60 and those over the age of 12 who have a higher risk of suffering from severe COVID-19 due to some chronic disease. “If a person is willing and able to get vaccinated, there is a possibility of falling seriously ill, and more than half a year have passed since the previous vaccine dose, they should get their fourth dose right now,” said Oona. She added that risk groups also include people who are more likely to come into contact with the sick, such as health care professional and nursing home staff.
Due to technical maintenance, submitting applications for vaccine damage compensation is not available from 6 May at 18 o’clock to 7 May at 18 o’clock. If possible, please submit your application at the beginning of next week.
Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) and local partner Meditsiinigrupp will support public payer Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) in a two-year Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot Project by providing IT solution for measuring the outcomes and costs of ischemic stroke care.
If you have already made an appointment with a medical specialist:
In this emergency situation and in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Board decided to suspend all scheduled dental treatment. In the case of an acute dental emergency, however, emergency dental treatment continues to be available.
From Monday, March 16, going on sick leave can be done as a temporary measure online in Estonia, following the government's declaration of an emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic late last week.
From the beginning of 2020, patients can request personalized counseling when calling on the family physician advisory line. At the permission of the caller the physician on the advisory line can look up the caller's health records to give more precise advice.
Recently there have been frequent discussions in the media about the lack of pediatricians, family physicians and clinical psychologists in different Estonian towns.
The EHIF customer service opening hours and information line service hours are changing as of September 16:
- Lastekodu 48, 10144, Tallinn, 10144
- Tartu, Põllu 1a, 50303
- Jõhvi, Nooruse 5, 41597
The 4th International PPRI Conference titled “Medicines access challenge – The value of pricing and reimbursement policies” will be organised by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies on 23rd and 24th October 2019 in Vienna.