Emergency department (ED)

L. Puusepa 8, wing G1, 1st floor
Entrance on the left side of the building

Phone numbers:

7318 183 information about a relative or a close friend in the ED
7318 111 information about a relative or a close friend in the hospital

ED provides emergency care

  • to adults who have recently experienced acute health problems, trauma, poisoning or other life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions;
  • to children with health problems requiring surgical intervention (e.g. a wound, burn, severe abdominal pain) or trauma (except for brain trauma).

When coming to the ED,

  • it is advisable to bring along data about previous medical procedures, medical records and a list of any medications you are taking
  • when entering the department, take a number (classification: trauma patient, emergency patient)
  • present your identity document (or child’s identity document)
  • answer any questions the triage nurse may have about your health problem to accurately determine the urgency of your condition and the method of providing help
  • tell the nurse if you have any allergies or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Provision of emergency care

In the ED, patients are treated according to the severity of their condition, rather than the order of arrival. The waiting time for medical care may be prolonged if the department staff are busy with patients whose lives are at risk and your condition is not life-threatening. Inform the staff if your condition changes during the waiting period or if you want to leave the ED.

Visit fee

In Tartu University Hospital, patients insured by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund pay a visit fee of 5 euros for outpatient specialised medical care.