The Itäkeskus coronavirus testing station will be moving from Stoa to Tallinnanaukio (Tallinnanaukio 1 B) on Friday 31 July 2020. The Stoa testing station will close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 15 and re-open at Tallinnanaukio on Saturday 1 August at 11.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, fill in the coronavirus questionnaire at omaolo.fi. You can make an appointment to a coronavirus test at the service. If you cannot do the coronavirus questionnaire, ring the Helsinki Coronavirus helpline tel. 09 310 10024 (weekdays 7-16) and at other times to the Medical helpline, tel. 116 117.
The Itäkeskus testing station is open Mon–Fri 8–18 and Sat–Sun 11–18.
The testing station is moving away from Stoa because the cultural centre is gradually re-opening to the public following the coronavirus outbreak in the spring and needs the facilities for its own use.
The Itäkeskus testing station is easy to reach by public transport. Below is a map showing the location of the testing station’s entrance.
Please do not hesitate to book a coronavirus test appointment if you have any symptoms associated with the coronavirus
Use the Coronavirus symptom checker on the Omaolo service if you have any symptoms associated with the coronavirus. These include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, runny or stuffy nose, nausea, diarrhoea and loss of sense of taste or smell. The Omaolo service will provide you with instructions based on your symptoms, and you can also book an appointment for a coronavirus test via the service, if necessary.
If you are unable to use the symptom checker online, please contact the coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (7–16 on weekdays) and the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, at other times.
Please follow these instructions when coming in for a test
Arrive on time for your test. A security guard will let you in for the sampling.
Please observe the following if you need to use public transport to get to the test, such as the metro:
- ensure good hand hygiene during your journey
- make sure to cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or your sleeve, not your hand
- keep a distance of at least two metres from other passengers
- cover your mouth and nose with a scarf, fabric mask or surgical mask.
The Itäkeskus testing station does not offer drive-in testing for those arriving by car.
Helsinki increasing testing capacity
The demand for coronavirus advice and testing has increased in July and is now at the same level as in the busiest weeks in the spring. Helsinki is responding to this demand by increasing testing capacity. Sufficient testing is crucial for identifying infections and preventing the epidemic from spreading.
In addition to Itäkeskus, the City currently has testing stations in Laakso, Kannelmäki and Malmi. Facilities for a testing stations are also currently being sought in the city centre.
HUS has testing stations in Meilahti and in front of the New Children’s Hospital.