Coronavirus testing in Helsinki
When should I be tested?
People of all ages should to be tested if they develop coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms include fever, coughing, fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle soreness, a sore throat, a runny nose, shortness of breath and a loss of the sense of smell and taste. If you have any of these symptoms, seek out testing quickly and avoid close contact with other people before the test.
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. People who don’t have symptoms don't need to be tested.
Please follow these instructions when coming in for a test
- Wear a face mask in transit to and from the testing station
- Take care that you practice good hand hygiene during your journey
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
- Maintain a distance of two metres from others
Coronavirus tests are carried out by appointment only
You can book an appointment at the following testing stations via the Omaolo online symptom checker:
- Itäkeskus (Tallinnanaukio 1 B)
- Jätkäsaari (Tyynenmerenkatu 6, building L3)
- Kruununhaka (Vironkatu 2, access via the courtyard)
- Malmi drive-in (Malmi airport square)
- The assigned test time is an estimate, please be prepared to wait.
The drive-in testing station can be visited by car, bicycle or on foot.
Via the Coronavirus Helpline (tel. 09 310 10024, daily 8–18) you can book an appointment to 17 additional testing stations around the city.
- In the chatbot you can log in (www.hel.fi/terveysasemat)
- Choose the testing points and times that suit you best and give your child’s personal information.
- You get a confirmation through sms. The booking requests are handled on weekdays 8–16. The service is new and still a trial. The chatbot currently provides service in Finnish.
You can make a booking request for a child under 16 years old in the Health stations' chatbot
Once guardians determine that a child has symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, the child may not go to school or daycare. A child should be brought to a test if a caregiver or health care professional concludes that the symptoms match those of a coronavirus infection.
Even if the symptoms are mild, it’s especially important to test a child immediately if they or a family member has been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus or the family has travelled abroad in the last 14 days.
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 may not attend early childhood education. If the symptoms continue it’s recommended to find out if they are caused by the coronavirus.
Please note: a corona test is always necessary if a schoolchild or young person has coronavirus symptoms.
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