Acute health problems can be treated even during the holidays – emergency medical care in Tallinn is guaranteed and on-call pharmacies are open.
"I hope that the holidays will be safe and healthy for everyone, but for emergencies, medical care is available also at Christmas and New Year's Eve – hospital emergency departments, ambulances and on-call pharmacies are working around the clock, as well as a dental clinic providing first aid, a family doctor hotline to answer calls and a family doctor for children," said Betina Beškina, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn for Social Affairs and Health. "However, due to the increased spread of various respiratory diseases, we recommend stocking up on non-prescription medicines from pharmacies in good time so that people with minor complaints do not have to rush to hospital emergency departments. I wish everyone a peaceful and joyful Christmas and New Year!"
Tallinn Emergency Medical Service at 112 provides round-the-clock service on all days of the week.
The emergency departments of East-Tallinn Central Hospital, West-Tallinn Central Hospital, Tallinn Children's Hospital and North-Estonian Regional Hospital, including the psychiatric emergency department, operate 24 hours a day.
A home doctor’s brigade can be called in Tallinn for a child up to 12 years of age with acute symptoms. The Tallinn Children's Hospital, in cooperation with the Tallinn Ambulance Service, will be making home calls on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, as well as on 1 and 2 January from 2 pm to 10 pm. To call a home doctor, call the dispatcher of the Tallinn Ambulance Service on +372 697 1145. Calls will be accepted from 12 noon to 8 pm.
The Family Doctor's Advice Line at 1220 and +372 634 6630 is open 24 hours a day on weekdays, and from 8 am to 10 pm on public holidays and weekends. In case of emergency, the helpline can also be used to extend a prescription.
At the Tallinn Dental Clinic (Toompuiestee 4b), opening hours are as follows:
- On 23 December, all dental services will be available from 8 am to 6 pm,
- From 24 to 26 December, first aid is available from 9 am to 2 pm (X-ray cabinet is also open), appointments can be booked by calling 1920 or +372 612 1200,
- From 27 to 30 December, all dental services are available from 8 am to 8 pm,
- 31 December, all dental services from 8 am to 6 pm,
- On 1 January, emergency reception will be open from 10 am to 2 pm and on 2 January from 9 am to 2 pm (the X-ray room will also be open).
Two on-call pharmacies – at Tõnismägi 5 and Vikerlase 19 – are open 24 hours a day.