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14.09.2020

The coro­n­avirus process­es in Soite are mod­i­fied: a new dri­ve-in test­ing site is opened and the results from a coro­n­avirus test can be sent as a text mes­sage to the mobile phone

Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Joint Munic­i­pal Author­i­ty for Social and Health ser­vices Soite mod­i­fies its coro­n­avirus process­es this week. A new dri­ve-in test­ing site is opened in Kokko­la and the open­ing hours for the coro­n­avirus helpline are extend­ed. Fur­ther­more, the coro­n­avirus test­ing process is improved by mak­ing it pos­si­ble for clients to receive the test results as a text mes­sage on their mobile phone.

A new dri­ve-in test­ing site is opened in Kokkola

A new dri­ve-in test­ing site has been built by Kokko­la health­care cen­tre near the so called Libeck hos­pi­tal. The lanes at the test­ing site are only used for coro­n­avirus test­ing, and no oth­er assess­ments are done on the lanes. 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.

A per­son who sus­pects a coro­n­avirus infec­tion or has symp­toms of the cold should always first call Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline. If need­ed, s/he will then be giv­en a test appoint­ment. Dur­ing the call, a nurse will assess the need of care and will, if need­ed, give the patient an appoint­ment for dri­ve-in test­ing. Coro­n­avirus tests will also con­tin­ue to be tak­en in sep­a­rate rooms at Soite’s infec­tion receptions.

The open­ing hours for the coro­n­avirus helpline will be extended

The open­ing hours for Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline 06 828 7499 will be extend­ed; it will be open from 8 am. to 5 p.m. on week­days. The week­end open­ing hours will not be changed and they are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At oth­er times, Soite’s com­mon emer­gency clin­ic (yhteispäivystys/samjouren) should be called, phone 06 826 4500.  The coro­n­avirus helpline is meant for adults. If the patient is under the age of 16, Soite’s pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic (las­ten päivystys/barnakuten) should be called, phone 06 826 4444 (open every day 24 hours a day).

It will be pos­si­ble to receive the coro­n­avirus test results as a text message

It will be 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 “Omat tiedot”. We rec­om­mend that the oth­er infor­ma­tion in “Omat tiedot” is also checked to make sure it is up to date.

If a patient’s coro­n­avirus test is pos­i­tive, an expert from Soite will con­tact him/her for fur­ther advice. Before the patient is con­tact­ed, s/he should be in home quarantine.

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