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Estonia

Dental And Opthalmic Care In Estonia: How To Find The Right Options For You

Monday November 04, 2019 (12:40:46)

Estonia has provision for both dental treatment and eye care in the public heathcare sector and via private health insurance. Treatment in the country is described as modern and high-tech.   more ...

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Estonia

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Estonia?

Monday November 04, 2019 (12:29:19)

The cost of healthcare in Estonia depends on the kind of treatment that you need, and also the type of insurance that you have. If you have signed up with the national health insurance system, the Haigekassa (also known as the Estonian Health Insurance Fund/EHIF) [LINK HERE], then you will be covered for a range of care and treatment which will be free at the point of delivery.   more ...

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Estonia

How To Keep Your Insurance Costs Low In Estonia

Monday November 04, 2019 (12:20:25)

In order to keep your health insurance costs low in Estonia, you have two principal options: either signing up with the Estonian national health insurance scheme, the Haigekassa (also known as the Estonian Health Insurance Fund/EHIF), which is mandatory if you are working in the country, or by shopping around for the best private health insurance plan from a private provider for your own treatment needs.


State health insurance in Estonia

Everyone resident in Estonia can sign up for the Haigekassa/EHIF if they are paying national health contributions: these will normally be deducted from your salary if you are employed. You will then be eligible to access the public healthcare system. Pregnant women, children and pensioners are automatically covered by EHIF.   more ...

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Estonia

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Estonia

Monday November 04, 2019 (12:05:51)

Taking care of your mental health is challenging wherever you are, but living abroad can add an extra dimension to any existing problems. We’re going to take a look at how to best safeguard your mental health in Estonia.   more ...

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Estonia

How To Register With The Health System In Estonia

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:52:29)

If you are an expat and employed in Estonia, you will have to pay contributions into the state health insurance system: this is compulsory. This Baltic nation has a two-tier medical system, comprised of private health insurance providers and the national Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF), also known as the Haigekassa.   more ...

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Estonia

Maternity Care In Estonia: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:37:58)

If you are an expat in Estonia and expecting a baby, you can expect substantial support from the public healthcare system, the Haigekassa (also known as the Estonian Health Insurance Fund/EHIF), whether or not you are registered with it.   more ...

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Estonia

Prescriptions In Estonia: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:28:09)

Prescriptions in Estonia are partly covered by the national health system, the Haigekassa (also known as the Estonian Health Insurance Fund/EHIF), so if you are registered with EHIF, you will be eligible for discounts on prescriptions for your medication.   more ...

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Estonia

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Estonia?

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:11:18)

Overall, the quality of healthcare in this Baltic state is described by expats and the WHO alike as being of a high standard. This is particularly true of urban centres such as Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu, although you may experience less modern facilities, as well as a language barrier, in more rural areas.   more ...

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Estonia

Driving And Public Transport In Estonia: A Guide For Expats

Tuesday September 03, 2019 (14:26:10)

If you are planning to drive in Estonia, please be aware that you will need to be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driving licence of equivalent category – all international driving licences are recognised.   more ...

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Estonia

The Cost Of Living In Estonia

Monday August 19, 2019 (16:17:29)

On January 1, 2011 Estonia joined the European Union and adopted the euro as its national currency. Previous to that, from 1928 to 1940 and then again from 1992 to 2011, the Estonian currency was the kroon. At the time, the exchange rate was 15.65 Estonian kroon to one euro. During the transition, prices for everyday necessities went up and have been on a slow but steady increase ever since. Although prices have gone up, the capital city of Tallinn is still cheaper than most other European capitals. However, it’s not quite the cheapest of the bunch. The current cost of living in Tallinn is 51 percent less than in London (United Kingdom), but 10 percent more expensive than in Vilnius (Lithuania) and a whopping 29 percent more expensive than in St Petersburg (Russia).   more ...



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