Anyone suspecting they may have contracted the coronavirus may now book an appointment for a coronavirus test online by completing the symptom survey at omaolo.fi. You can also request a test by calling the coronavirus helpline or Medical Helpline.
Symptoms of a COVID-19 infection include fever, coughing, sore throat, symptoms of the common cold, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell and taste, diarrhoea or abdominal pain.
“I want to encourage residents of Helsinki suffering from symptoms typical of a coronavirus infection to seek testing,” says Department Director Leena Turpeinen.
“Electronic appointment booking makes access to coronavirus testing quicker and easier. You can complete the symptom survey online any time of day. Of course I am also glad that our experienced staff are freed up from appointment booking to perform other tasks,” says Medical Director of Health Stations Timo Lukkarinen.
Coronavirus tests booked online are administered at coronavirus testing station in Itäkeskus. The Itäkeskus testing station is open Mon–Fri 8–18 and Sat–Sun 11–18.
You must book an appointment with the Itäkeskus testing station
The Itäkeskus testing station is easy to reach by public transport. Below is a map showing the location of the testing station’s entrance.
Sampling is open 8–18 on weekdays and 11–18 at weekends.
Please come to the test on time. A security guard will let you in to the sampling station.
Another way to access a coronavirus test is to contact the coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (7–16 on weekdays) and the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, at other times.
All residents of Helsinki with respiratory tract symptoms or diarrhoea with fever and nausea with a need for a doctor’s assessment are referred to the corona health stations. Respiratory tract symptoms are a cough, sore throat, a cold and fever. Other health stations will not treat anyone with these symptoms.
Updated the 20th of May regarding the changed opening hours during the weekend.
Updated the 1st of June regarding the changed opening hours of the coronavirus helpline.
Updated the 8th of June regarding the symptom description.
Updated the 6th of August.