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Do you suspect a coronavirus infection?

Use the online symptom checker at Omaolo.fi

The Omaolo online service will provide you with instructions on how to proceed based on your symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, the service will assist you to book an appointment for a coronavirus test, but if your symptoms are severe, your situation will need to be assessed by a health care professional. In this case, you can send the results of your symptom assessment to a professional, who will then contact you. To book an appointment and have a health care professional contact you, you will need to log in to the service using your online banking codes, for example. Because of this, you cannot book an appointment for a child under the age of 16 or send this child’s information to a health care professional via Omaolo.

Link to the Omaolo service

If you are under the age of 16, the Omaolo.fi service will give you instructions about what to do

In the case of young people under the age of 16, it is still possible answer the questions in the the Omaolo service's symptom checker, but separate instructions will be provided on how to proceed. The Omaolo service cannot be used to book an appointment for a coronavirus test for a child or to send a child’s information to a health care professional.

If the Omaolo service recommends that a child should get tested or go to an emergency clinic, call Helsinki's Coronavirus Helpline at tel. 09 310 10024, open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

Link to the Omaolo service

If you cannot use the online service, call the Coronavirus Helpline

If you have symptoms indicative of a coronavirus infection and need instructions on what to do, call Helsinki’s Coronavirus Helpline, open every day of the week from 8 am to 6 pm at tel. 09 310 10024. You can book an appointment for a coronavirus test via the helpline. If necessary, you will also be directed to a coronavirus health station.

If the Coronavirus Helpline is closed for the day and your symptoms are mild, please wait until the following day. If you cannot wait for the Coronavirus Helpline to open or need assistance with an urgent health concern, please contact the nationwide 24/7 Medical Helpline at tel. 116 117.

In the event of an emergency, please call 112.

Coronavirus symptoms and testing

Covid-19 symptoms are similar to cold and stomach flu symptoms

Everyone with symptoms of a coronavirus infection should be tested. Symptoms include fever, coughing, fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle ache, a sore throat, a runny nose, shortness of breath and the loss of sense of smell and taste.

When should I be tested?

People of all ages are instructed to be tested if coronavirus symptoms appear. It’s recommended to be tested with a low threshold and quickly. You don’t need to be tested if you don’t have symptoms.

If a child under school age has mild symptoms, the situation can be followed for a couple of days at home. A child with symptoms can’t attend day care or family day care or club and play activities. Please see more information on THL's web page Children and coronavirus.

If the Omaolo service recommends that a child should get tested or go to an emergency clinic, call Helsinki's Coronavirus Helpline at tel. 09 310 10024, open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

Link to the Omaolo service

Coronavirus tests are carried out by appointment only

The coronavirus test will reveal whether you are currently infected with the covid-19 coronavirus. The City of Helsinki’s testing stations do not carry out antibody tests, which reveal whether you have had a covid-19 infection in the past.

You can book an appointment at the following testing stations via Omaolo:

  • Itäkeskus (Tallinnanaukio 1 B)
  • Jätkäsaari (Tyynenmerenkatu 6, building L3)
  • Kannelmäki (Kitarakuja 4, next to Kanneltalo, access via Sitratori)
  • Kruununhaka (Vironkatu 2, access via the courtyard)
  • Malmi drive-in (Talvelantie 4, car park). The drive-in at Malmi is open for the last day on Friday 18 September.

You can book an appointment at the following additional testing stations via the Coronavirus Helpline:

  • Meilahti drive-in (Haartmaninkatu 4, behind Haartman Hospital)
  • New Children’s Hospital drive-in (Stenbäckinkatu 9, tent on the emergency clinic’s ambulance ramp)
  • Messukeskus drive-in (Ratapihantie 17, car park)
    • The assigned test time is an estimate, please be prepared to wait. Upon arriving at the testing station, immediately call the registration number on the information board.
  • Itäkeskus drive-in (Kastelholmantie 2, Puhos upper car park)
    • The assigned test time is an estimate, please be prepared to wait. Upon arriving at the testing station, immediately call the registration number on the information board.

The drive-in testing stations can be visited by car, bicycle or on foot.

Cancelation of a coronavirus test

If you want to cancel your coronavirus test appointment, please use this link: https://turvalomake.hel.fi/perukoronanayteaika?lang=en

If you want to cancel an appointment that you booked for a relative, or several appointments, please use this link: https://turvalomake.hel.fi/perukoronanayteaikatoiselle?lang=en

Please follow these instructions when coming in for a test

  • Wear a face mask in transit to and from the testing station
  • Take care to practice good hand hygiene during your journey
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
  • Maintain a distance of two metres from others

Covid-19 patients are treated in Laakso and Malmi

Patients with symptoms of a respiratory tract infection in Helsinki are treated at coronavirus health stations in the districts of Laakso and Malmi. Other health stations in the city will not treat patients with these kinds of symptoms.

Helsinki's coronavirus health stations
Laakso coronavirus health station Malmi coronavirus health station
Lääkärinkatu 8R Talvelantie 4
Mon-Fri 8–16 Mon-Fri 8–16


Call the Coronavirus Helpline before you visit the Laakso and Malmi coronavirus health stations
, if you haven't received more precise instructions from the Omaolo service.

Customers are served at the coronavirus health stations according to the urgency of their medical condition. It is not possible to make an appointment.

The majority of people who contract the coronavirus recover with one week of rest at home, without the need for medical treatment. Symptoms can be alleviated with painkillers, if necessary.

If you need urgent help outside of the Coronavirus Helpline's operating hours, call the 24/7 Medical Helpline at tel. 116 117 or visit an emergency clinic.

In the event of an emergency, please call 112.

Laakso corona health station

Malmi corona health station

Information in other languages (pdf):

  • French: Veuillez procéder ainsi si vous soupçonnez avoir été contaminé.e par le coronavirus
  • German: Vermuten Sie eine Coronavirus-Infektion?
  • Somali: Sidan samee, haddii aad ka shakiso, in aad qaadday fayruska Korona
  • Russian: При подозрении на коронавирусную инфекцию действуйте следующим образом
  • Turkish: Koronavirüse yakalandığınızdan şüpheleniyorsanız ne yapmalısınız
  • Sorani: ئھگھر گومانت کرد کھ تووشی ڤایرۆسی کۆڕۆنھ بوویتھ، بھم جۆرەی خوارەوە بکھ
  • Arabic:  افعل كما يلي، إذا كنت تشك بأنك ق د أ صبت بالعدوى بفيروس
    كورونا
  • Bulgarian: Имате ли съмнения за коронавирусна инфекция?
  • Dari:اگر شک دارید که ویروس کرونا به شما سرایت کرده است،
    اینطور عمل کنید
  • Romanian: Suspectați că aveți o infecție cu noul coronavirus?
  • Urdu: اگر آپ کو اس بات کا شبہ ہو کہ آپ کورونا وائرس سے متاثر ہوگئے ہیں تو کیا کریں.



  • 18.09.2020 17:09