Coronavirus testing in Helsinki
When should I be tested?
Get tested without delay if you have even mild suspicions of contracting the coronavirus. 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.
You must also get tested if you receive an exposure notification from the Koronavilkku app, even if you have no symptoms of a coronavirus infection.
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 symptomatic persons as well as those who have received an exposure notification from the Koronavilkku app. If you have not received an exposure notification from Koronavilkku and present no symptoms, you do not need to get tested.
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.
Conduct a symptom assessment on omaolo.fi
Begin by completing a symptom assessment. If your symptoms are mild, you can book an appointment for a coronavirus test through Omaolo. You will be reminded of your appointment via text message. If your symptoms are severe, a health care professional must examine your situation after the symptom assessment.
If you have received an exposure notification from the Koronavilkku app, make the appropriate selection in the Omaolo symptom assessment.
Other times please call the Medical helpline, tel. 116 177.
There is good availability of coronavirus test appointment times. You can even get an appointment on the same day you book. Even if the number of cases has reduced, it’s still recommended to be tested quickly if you have any coronavirus symptoms.
You get the arrival instructions when you book an appointmentYou will receive information about the available locations when booking the appointment. Depending on the location of the test point, you can arrive by car, public transport, bike or by foot. You can choose your preferred testing point from several locations in the city.
The opening hours are different for each location. You can check the opening hours e.g. when you make the appointment or on the website for each location.
Coronavirus testing points in Helsinki
Coronavirus tests are carried out by appointment only.
Ala-Tikkurila, Härkävaljakontie 31 (9lives)
Hernesaari, Laivakatu 2 (Mehiläinen)
Herttoniemi, Linnanrakentajantie 4 A (Terveystalo)
Itäkeskus, Kasteholmantie 2 (Mehiläinen)
Itäkeskus, Tallinnanaukio 1 B (City of Helsinki)
Kamppi, Jaakonkatu 3 (Terveystalo)
Kannelmäki, Kaari, Kantelettarentie 1 (Terveystalo)
Kruununhaka, Vironkatu 2 (City of Helsinki)
Malmi, Malmin lentoaseman aukio (City of Helsinki)
Meilahti, Biomedicum, Haartmaninkatu 8 (HUS)
Munkkivuori, Raumantie 1 A (Pihlajalinna)
Oulunkylä, Mäkitorpantie 18 (Pihlajalinna)
Pasila, Hartwall Arena, Veturitie 9 (9lives)
Pasila, Messukeskus, Ratamestarinkatu 14 (HUS)
Pasila, Messukeskus, Ratapihantie 17 (Mehiläinen)
Pikku Huopalahti, Tilkka, Mannerheimintie 164 (Pihlajalinna)
Vuosaari, Mosaiikkitori 2 (9lives)
You get tested by booking an appointment. You get the necessary information by SMS after you have filled in the symptom assessment on Omaolo and have been asked to get tested. If necessary, you can cancel the appointment through the link in the SMS.
The assigned test time is an estimate, please be prepared to wait.
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 over two metres from others
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.
If you cancel an appointment that you have booked and want to book a new one, you can also choose a different testing point.
Coronavirus test without an appointment
Mobile coronavirus testing points in the districts of Kannelmäki, Malmi, Kontula, Itäkeskus and Vuosaari
ScheduleMon 09:00 – 15:30 Kannelmäki (Kanneltalo, Sitra-tori, near the statue Unelma)
Tue 09:00 – 15:30 Malmi (on the square between Malmitalo and Malmin virastotalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1 / Pekanraitti)
Wed 09:00 – 15.30 Kontula (on the square between Kontula library and Kontula health station, Ostoskuja 3 / Ostostie 4)
Thu 09:00 – 15.30 Itäkeskus (behind Stoa, at the car park next to Puhos, Turunlinnantie 1 / Korsholmantie 2)
Fri 09:00 – 15.30 Vuosaari (Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2 / Rajapaadenraitti)
Please bring your ID. The test is free of charge.
Please note that the testing point closes at 15.30. A queue may form at the testing point in the mornings and afternoons. If you come to the testing point just before closing, please note that the testing point might close before everyone in the queue are tested. Normally the most quiet time is between 11–13.
Only coronavirus tests without an appointement are provided at the testing points, it’s not possible to get certificates. If necessary, a certificate of a negative test can be printed from mycoviddata.fi.
What you should do when you arrive in Finland and Helsinki from abroad
Information for flight passengers, see finavia.fi
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.
Certificate of coronavirus testIf you require proof of a negative test result, you can find this at mycoviddata.fi.