Picture from Malmi health station.

Residents of Helsinki can get a corona virus test even the same day

There is good availability of corona virus test times in Helsinki. Currently (9 September) it’s possible to get tested the same or the next day.

Furthermore, the test results are ready faster than before. At the moment the test results arrive in an average of two days in Helsinki.

“The customer has the right to get the results in a moderate time. The faster analysing of the corona tests also makes it easier for the professionals to track exposure and infections, which otherwise gets harder with time”, says the Medical Director of health stations, Timo Lukkarinen

Don’t wait to get tested

Timo Lukkarinen encourages Helsinkians of all ages to get tested if typical corona symptoms appear. It’s also very important to still take care of good hand and coughing hygiene and safety distances.

Symptoms of corona virus infection can be e.g. fever, cough, headache, nausea, diarrhea, muscle pain, sore throat, a cold, dyspnea or loss of smell or taste.

Adults (16 years and older) can book a test time by filling in the coronavirus symptom checker on www.omaolo.fi. A test time can be booked for people of all ages by calling the Coronavirus Helpline, which is open daily 8–18, tel. 09 310 10024. At other times the medical helpline can be contacted in urgent matters, tel. 116 117.

Cancel the test time if necessary

If you can’t attend the corona virus test, please cancel it in advance so that someone else can use the time. The test time can be cancelled at www.hel.fi/coronatesting

Additional information: www.hel.fi/en/coronavirus

Picture: Kimmo Brandt