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. We test those with symptoms. If you don’t have symptoms, you 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
You can book an appointment through the symptom assessment on Omaolo. As a guardian, you can also act on behalf of a child under the age of 15. You can also make an appointment by calling the Coronavirus Helpline at tel. 09 310 10024, open daily 8–18.
You can choose your preferred testing point from several locations in the city. You will receive information about the available locations when booking the appointment.
Map of testing points in Helsinki
The assigned test time is an estimate, please be prepared to wait.
Mobile coronavirus testing points in the districts of Kannelmäki, Kontula, Malmi and Vuosaari
Helsinki residents who wish to have a coronavirus test are free to use any of the mobile coronavirus testing points arranged by the city without an appointment or referral. Proof of identity will be required.
Mobile testing points will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00–17:00 as follows:
- Tue 05.01 Vuotalo
- Thu 07.01 Malmitalo
- Tue 12.01 Kannelmäki
- Thu 14.01 Kontula
- Tue 19.01 Vuotalo
- Thu 21.01 Malmitalo
- Tue 26.01 Kannelmäki
- Thu 28.01 Kontula
- Tue 02.02 Vuotalo
- Thu 04.02 Malmitalo
- Tue 09.02 Kannelmäki
- Thu 11.02 Kontula
- Tue 16.02 Vuotalo
- Thu 18.02 Malmitalo
- Thu 25.02 Kontula
- Tue 02.03 Vuotalo
- Thu 04.03 Malmitalo
- Tue 09.03 Kannelmäki
- Thu 11.03 Kontula
- Tue 16.03 Vuotalo
- Thu 18.03 Malmitalo
- Tue 23.03 Kannelmäki
- Thu 25.03 Kontula
- Tue 30.03 Vuotalo
The Kontula testing point is next to the health station at Ostokuja 3. The Malmi testing point is in Malmitalo at Ala-Malmintori 2. The Vuosaari testing point is in Vuotalo at Mosaiikkitori 2. The Kannelmäki testing point is located at Sitratori next to Kanneltalo.
Mobile coronavirus testing point. Photo:Mika Honkasalo
Coronavirus testing of children and young people of school age
Children must have a guardian with them when they come for the test.
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 is recommended that the child attend a coronavirus test.
Please note: A corona test is always necessary if a school-aged child or young person has coronavirus symptoms.
Cancellation of a coronavirus test
If you or your child can not attend a booked coronavirus testing appointment, you can change or cancel the appointment at korona.vihta.com. When you change or book the appointment you need a booking key and PIN code that you received in the text message regarding the booked appointment. You can also use strong identification on the website.