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Appoint­ment book­ing for a coro­n­avirus test

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.

Unvac­ci­nat­ed per­sons should go to a coro­n­avirus test with­out delay even if they only have very mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus. Those who have received two dos­es of the vac­cine are test­ed if the symp­toms are severe, if the per­son has been sig­nif­i­cant­ly exposed to the virus or if the per­son works in the health and social care sec­tor. Soite fol­lows the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) nation­al guide­lines (in Finnish) for coro­n­avirus test­ing. How­ev­er, coro­n­avirus test­ing will still be avail­able for any­one with symp­toms indica­tive of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease or who are sus­pect­ed of hav­ing a coro­n­avirus infection.

Chil­dren no longer have to be test­ed because of a mild cold. Tests are rec­om­mend­ed for peo­ple under 12 years of age if they have symp­toms and it has been con­firmed that they have been exposed to coro­n­avirus infec­tion, and if there are peo­ple in the fam­i­ly over 16 years of age who do not have full vac­cine pro­tec­tion. A child may also be referred to a coro­n­avirus test based on a doctor’s assess­ment.

You can con­tact us elec­tron­i­cal­ly by using the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check­er in the Omaolo ser­vice. If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite or you can book an appoint­ment to the car lane at a dri­ve-in test­ing site via the Omaolo ser­vice. The link for mak­ing a book­ing is offered after the symp­tom check-up has been filled in, if your symp­toms require a coro­n­avirus test. If you do not have a car, please con­tact Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline.

Instruc­tions on book­ing an appoint­ment to coro­n­avirus testing

Assess your symp­toms in the Omaolo service

Or call us:

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

Adults, over 15-year-old per­sons who have become ill:

Under 16-year-old per­sons who have become ill:

Test­ing

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 can also be 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 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 69100 Kan­nus.
 
The dri­ve-in test­ing site in Veteli is at Män­tölän­tie 2 69730 Tunkkari.

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 a test 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

It is pos­si­ble for a client to receive the result from coro­n­avirus test done in Soite as a text mes­sage on the mobile phone. The client’s con­sent is need­ed for this. 

The con­sent for send­ing text mes­sages can be acti­vat­ed elec­tron­i­cal­ly in Soite’s Oma­hoito ser­vice: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/. 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 the oth­er infor­ma­tion in “Omat tiedot” is also checked 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 care sta­tion to ask about the results. The results come back on aver­age in 1–5 days. Before the results have come back, the per­son who has been test­ed should be in home quarantine.

If your coro­n­avirus test is pos­i­tive, Soite’s infec­tion pre­ven­tion unit will con­tact you by phone.

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 turned 16). Please men­tion dur­ing the call that a coro­n­avirus test has been taken.

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