Information for Ukrainian citizens about health care services in Latvia

All the state funded healthcare services are available to you for free. For information, questions 80001234 (Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 17:00, Friday – 8:30 - 15:00, in English and Russian), from foreign phone numbers: +371 67045005.

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Emergency medical aid  call 113 or 112.


General practitioner – consultations, prescriptions, referral to a physician–specialist, for examinations or analyses, vaccines etc. Information:, 80001234.

Doctor on duty – medical consultations, prescriptions, etc., beyond the general practitioner's business hours. Available in Riga and other larger cities.

Specialist of direct access – physician without a referral from the general practitioner: gynaecologist; oculist; paediatrist; children's surgeon; narcologist; dermatovenerologist (in case of sexually transmissive diseases); endocrinologist (in case of diabetes); oncologist, oncologist-chemical therapist (in case of oncologic disease); pneumologist (in case of tuberculosis); psychiatrist or children's psychiatrist (in case of mental illness); infectologist (in case of HIV or close contact with a HIV-infected person. For information: 80001234.

Urgent medical aid point and hospital admission unit – urgent medical aid – sudden illness, exacerbation of chronic disease or injury. 

General practitioner’s hotline 66016001 – phone consultations in case of a simple illness (minor injuries, scars, cold, fever, vomiting, bruises etc.). Business days 17:00–8:00, weekends, public holidays – 24 h, also in Russian.

Dentistry – state funded for children up to the age of 18, paid service for adults. For information: 80001234.


Free support services for adults and children:


Testing – in case of Covid-19 symptoms, state pays for laboratory test. No referral is required. 8303 (business days 8:00–18:00, weekends 9:00–14:00).
Vaccination – at the general practitioner or 8989 (business days 8:00–20:00;
on Saturdays 9.00 - 16.00; on Sundays - a holiday). Communication in Latvian, English or Russian.
Certificate – not required upon entry in Latvia, for receipt of services and in other cases, passport of a citizen of Ukraine is required. Information – 8989 (business days 8:00–20:00;
on Saturdays 9.00 - 16.00; on Sundays - a holiday).
About Covid-19 isolation and quarantine – +371 67387661 (business days 9:00–16:00).


Prior to receipt of service – passport/visa or permanent residence permit. If no documents are held 80001234. No patient's co-payment (not applicable to paid services – find out in advance).