Appoint­ment Book­ing for a Coro­n­avirus Test

If you have no under­ly­ing dis­eases and have mild symp­toms in the air­ways and your gen­er­al con­di­tion is good, it is usu­al­ly not nec­es­sary for you to con­tact the health care ser­vices or to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing in the health care ser­vices. We rec­om­mend home test­ing for every­one who has symp­toms of an infec­tion in the air­ways, for exam­ple fever, a run­ny nose or a cough. More infor­ma­tion: Instruc­tion for When You Sus­pect a Coro­n­avirus Infec­tion.


Adults should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing in Soite if they have symp­toms that are a sign of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion and in addi­tion to that

Chil­dren and Adolescents

A child under the age of 12 must be test­ed for the coro­n­avirus in Soite if s/he has symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus and her/his symp­toms require an assess­ment by a doc­tor (and a coro­n­avirus test accord­ing to the doctor).

A child over the age of 12 must be test­ed for the coro­n­avirus in Soite if s/he has symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus and s/he belongs to a risk group of seri­ous coro­n­avirus disease.

Always con­tact Soite with­out delay if your con­di­tion requires it.

If you have even just mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus, stay at home and con­tact us elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by phone! Do not come to Soite’s unit with­out con­tact­ing us first.

Instruc­tions on book­ing an appoint­ment to coro­n­avirus testing

You can con­tact Soite online by using the coro­n­avirus check-up in the Omaolo ser­vice at If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion may be sent to Soite or you can book an appoint­ment for test­ing at a dri­ve in site via the Omaolo ser­vice. A link for appoint­ment book­ing is offered to you after you have filled in the check-up if your symp­toms require test­ing. If you do not have a car, please call Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline.

Assess your symp­toms in the Omaolo service

Or call us:

You can also call us and a pro­fes­sion­al in Soite will assess your need of care. If need­ed, we will ask you to come to our unit and for a coro­n­avirus test.

Adults, per­sons over the age of 15 who have become ill:

Per­sons under the age of 16 who have become ill:


In Soite’s area, patients with symp­toms of the com­mon cold or the coro­n­avirus are test­ed and treat­ed at the infec­tion recep­tions at the health care cen­tres as well as at the pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic at the cen­tral hospital.

The dri­ve-in test­ing sites, which only have lanes for cars, are sit­u­at­ed in Kokko­la, Veteli and Kan­nus. It is pos­si­ble to come to a dri­ve-in test­ing site only by car. You must book an appoint­ment first before you come to a dri­ve-in test­ing site!

Coro­n­avirus test­ing of chil­dren is car­ried out in Kokko­la in a con­tain­er near the pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic, close to the main entrance to the cen­tral hos­pi­tal. Coro­n­avirus test­ing of chil­dren is also car­ried out at the dri­ve-in-test­ing site.

The result from a coro­n­avirus test should be await­ed in home quar­an­tine, so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the workplace

Dri­ve-in testing

The dri­ve-in test­ing site in Kokko­la is near the so called for­mer Libeck hos­pi­tal (Mar­i­ankatu 28). Please dri­ve in via Ter­veystie. Test­ing of chil­dren has also been cen­tral­ized in Kokko­la to the dri­ve-in test­ing site.
The dri­ve-in test­ing site in Kan­nus is at Lopotinkatu 2.
The dri­ve-in test­ing site in Veteli is at Män­tölän­tie 2.

The lanes at the test­ing site are only used for coro­n­avirus test­ing, and no oth­er assess­ments are done here.

The instruc­tions on the dri­ve-in lanes must be read and fol­lowed. It is pro­hib­it­ed to dri­ve onto the dri­ve-in lanes with­out an appoint­ment.

Coro­n­avirus tests will also con­tin­ue to be tak­en in sep­a­rate rooms at Soite’s infec­tion receptions.

It is Pos­si­ble to Receive the Coro­n­avirus Test Results as a Text Message

If you wish it, it is pos­si­ble for you to receive the result from coro­n­avirus test done in Soite as a text mes­sage on your mobile phone. A sep­a­rate con­sent is need­ed for this. 

The con­sent for send­ing text mes­sages can be acti­vat­ed elec­tron­i­cal­ly in Soite’s Oma­hoito ser­vice: The con­sent for send­ing text mes­sages is in the sec­tion “Con­tact info”. To make it pos­si­ble to send text mes­sages to you, please check both of the box­es con­cern­ing text mes­sages (please see the pic­ture below).

The pic­ture shows the box­es in the Oma­hoito ser­vice that need to be checked
so that the test results can be sent as a text message.

We rec­om­mend that you also check your oth­er infor­ma­tion in “Con­tact info” to make sure it is up to date.

The test results can also be checked on the My Kan­ta pages, or you can con­tact your own health sta­tion to ask about the results. The results come back in 1–5 days on aver­age. Before the results have come back, the per­son who has been test­ed should be in home quarantine.

If your coro­n­avirus test result is pos­i­tive, you will receive a text mes­sage with short instruc­tions you must fol­low. Please acquaint your­self care­ful­ly with the instruc­tions. Per­sons over the age of 60 are con­tact­ed by phone if the test result is positive.

If your health dete­ri­o­rates, call Soite’s com­mon emer­gency clin­ic, 116 117 (per­sons who have turned 16) or the pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic, 06 826 4444 (per­sons who have not yet turned 16). Please men­tion dur­ing the call that a coro­n­avirus test has been taken.


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