COVID-19 information

Due to the spread of COVID-19, when visiting Tartu University Hospital, we ask that you to adhere to the following recommendations in order to ensure the safety of other patients as well as hospital staff.

  • If you suspect that you may be infected with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please inform hospital staff or your family physician before going to your appointment or the hospital for treatment. Suspected COVID-19 infection:
    • a body temperature of at least 37.8 °C at the present time or during the previous 7 days, and
    • at least one of the following recently developed respiratory symptoms: persistent cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or
    • exposure to COVID-19 within the past 14 days by yourself or a member of your household, or
    • your own or a household member’s stay abroad within the past 14 days, in a country where the incidence rate has been higher than 15 cases per 100,000 people (see here).
  • Upon entering University Hospital buildings and premises, use antiseptics on your hands and keep a safe distance from others.
  • Wear a mask. You can request a mask from the informant or the registration desk.
  • When entering the L. Puusepa 8 building, pass through the thermal camera system: stand on the red cross marked on the floor, remove your glasses, and look into the camera. An acoustic signal will indicate the results of your body temperature scan.
  • Download the HOIA corona app to your smartphone, which will notify you if you have been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier. The app can also be used to securely and anonymously notify others regarding your illness. More information:

There is a ban on visiting patients in the University Hospital. In cases of extreme need, visits are allowed in agreement with the department.

Support person during childbirth is permitted.

Sending packages to patients is allowed. You can leave the package at the information desk. Mark the patient’s name and the department in which he or she is staying on the package.