How to pre­vent the coro­n­avirus?

(Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, THL)

Fol­low this advice if you have symp­toms of the coro­n­avirus

If you have even just mild symptoms that fit the coronavirus, stay at home and contact us!
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. If you have mild symptoms, it is safe to remain at home and to follow the advice for home care.

Assess your symptoms in the Omaolo-service.

If you suspect that you have a corona-virus infection, do not come to Soite’s units - instead call us first:

Soites helpline on coro­n­avirus:
06 828 7499

Open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oth­er times, call Soite’s
on-call ser­vices

Adults, over 15-year-olds who are ill:
Soite’s common emergency clinic (yhteispäivystys)
phone 06 826 4500
outside of office hours

Under 16-year-olds who are ill:
Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic (lasten päivystys)
phone 06 826 4444
Open 24/7

The national telephone service gives advice on coronavirus 
0295 535 535Read more


Coronavirus testing is done in Kokkola at the coronavirus clinic, at the common emergency clinic and at the paediatric emergency clinic. Outside Kokkola tests are done at the infection units at Veteli (Tunkkar) and Kannus health care stations.

All patients with a cold who need to come to a reception are treated in an infection unit. In Kokkola, these patients are treated on the coronavirus clinic, and patients outside Kokkola are treated in infection units in Kannus and Veteli (Tunkkari). Those who live in Kruunupyy are treated either in Kokkola or in Veteli (Tunkkari). If self-care is enough for the patient, s/he can stay home.


Risk groups for coronavirus disease

Advice for children who belong to an at-risk group when it comes to COVID-19 (in Finnish and partly in Swedish.

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