COVID-19 information

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our patients and hospital staff, please abide by the following guidelines. Due to the high prevalence of the COVID virus, there may be changes to the hospital’s work organisation on a daily basis. Thank you for your understanding!

General

Wearing a mask continues to be mandatory when coming into contact with hospital staff.

Stay home if you are ill

  • If you have symptoms of a viral disease (sore throat, cough, rhinitis, fever), do not come for a scheduled appointment.
  • Call 666 1900 or send an e-mail to rasedus@itk.ee to notify us of your illness. Contact us again once you are better and we will help you find a new appointment.
  • If you should fall ill, also notify your family physician as soon as possible or call the free of charge family physician helpline 1220.

NEW! Coming for appointments

  • You can bring one adult support person with you to the midwife and breastfeeding counselling appointment.
  • During the first trimester ultrasounds and fetal anatomy scans, you may be accompanied by one support person. Do not bring children along for examinations.
  • When arriving to the doctor’s or midwife’s appointment, we ask you to disinfect your hands and provide you with a disposable protective mask to be worn at all time during appointment.

Giving samples for analysis

  • Urine samples must be taken to room RC0247 in block C (second floor, open Mon-Fri until 16:00).
  • Blood samples are taken at East Tallinn Central Hospital blood sample stations on working days:
    • at the Central Hospital Outpatient Clinic (Ravi 18, block C, room RC0247) from 07:30-16:00;
    • at the Magdaleena Outpatient Clinic (Pärnu mnt 104, room MC0251, MC0251a) from 07:30-16:00; and
    • at the Tõnismäe Outpatient Clinic (Hariduse 6, room TP0119, TP0116) from 07:30-15:30.
  • Further information on sampling.

NEW! Familiy school

  • From May 2022 Family School online classes will continue. Contact lectures and group sessions will take place in the Ravi and Järve unit family school.
  • You can bring one adult support person with you to the Family School class.
  • The Family School offers online classes.
  • We recommend watching free video classes on the Family School’s website.

NEW! Childbirth

  • To ensure the safety of our patients and staff:
    • support persons (family members) present during childbirth will be subject to a free of charge rapid COVID-19 antigen test.If they test positive, support persons must leave the hospital;
    • women coming to give birth will be subject to a rapid SARS-CoV-2 PCR test. Women have to wear a mask until the test result is revealed. If the woman tests positive, support persons must leave the hospital.
  • If the test comes back negative, women coming to give birth will not be required to wear a mask inside the delivery room.
  • One support person is allowed to attend the birth and must also fill out a health declaration. Alternatively, one birth assistant is allowed in place of a support person.
  • A birth assistant is allowed to act as a support person during childbirth only if they present a digital immunity certificate, fill out a health declaration and undergo a paid-for SARS-CoV-2 PCR test. The test costs €80. A PCR test is mandatory as the birth assistant is in direct contact with the woman giving birth and due to their duties also come into close contact with the hospital staff and other patients.
  • Wearing PPE (a mask or a respirator) is mandatory when coming into contact with hospital staff. In the event of improper use of PPE, the hospital staff have the right to deny the support person access to the delivery room/private family room.
  • One support person who has previously tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 is allowed to attend a caesarean section in the operating room. Wearing PPE (a mask or a respirator) is mandatory.

NEW! Private family rooms

  • Support persons who have a negative COVID-19 antigen rapid test result are allowed inside private family rooms.
  • Persons are deemed to have had COVID when their data in the Patient Portal includes a positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA test result, they have SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies or their doctor has made an entry on having the virus and at least 10 days have passed from testing positive (i.e. the person is not contagious). No more than three months have passed from the time they had COVID-19.
  • If support persons arrive at the family room later, they must go to the emergency reception room midwife at the Women’s Clinic and present one of the above certificates.

NEW! Neonatology intensive care family unit

  • Fathers are allowed in the intensive care family unit by decision of attending physician.
  • All fathers are allowed in the intensive care unit, but they must have a certificate on being tested for COVID-19 (a negative PCR analysis/test performed in a lab within the last 24 hours.
  • The conditions for the use of the family room mentioned above apply to the transfer from the family intensive to the family room.

Visiting

  • Not permitted at the Women’s Clinic!

Sending packages

  • Packages and flowers can be sent to loved ones who are admitted to the hospital for longer than two days. You can bring personal items (e.g. reading glasses, chargers, books, pens, hygiene products, underwear, socks) and small quantities of packaged snacks and drinks (e.g. juice up to one litre). Please do not bring perishable food products.
  • Indicate the given and family name of the patient as well as the department in which they are staying. This will ensure that the package or flowers reaches the right person.
  • Packages can be delivered to hospital staff Mon-Thurs from 16:00-18:00 in the ground-level foyer area of the Women’s Clinic (Ravi 18, block B). On Fridays from 16:00-18:00 and on Sundays from 11:00-13:00, packages are delivered to the reception desk for women coming to give birth.

Let’s look after one another and stay healthy!

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