Making an appointment by telephone
If you feel that you need the help of a professional, you can call the coronavirus counseling telephone, that is open on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 4 pm at the number +358 (0)9 839 50070. It is also possible to leave a call-back request on the coronavirus counseling telephone. At the telephone service, the nurse will assess your situation and if needed, make a referral for testing or direct you to a physician’s reception.
Health counseling outside office hours: Emergency Service 116 117.
Cancelling an appointment
If you have already been tested elsewhere for coronavirus and want to cancel the sampling time, you can cancel the appointment by texting +358 (0)40 574 4555. Please note that even if your symptoms have improved, it is still a good idea to go for testing.
Vantaa’s coronavirus sampling points
In Vantaa, the coronavirus sampling points maintained by HUS operate at Peijas Hospital (Sairaalakatu 1) and at HUS's subcontractor 9Lives offices in Koivukylä (Koivukylänväylä 32), Ala-Tikkurila (Härkävaljakontie 31), Martinlaakso (Laajakorvenkuja 1) and Hakunila sports field (Luotikuja 2). The Hakunila coronavirus sampling point will operate until June 13, 2021. Reopening the sampling point in August will be assessed based on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the points operate indoors, some on a drive-in basis. You will receive the sampling location and the exact address when booking. Sampling can also be applied for in municipalities other than your own municipality of residence. The HUS coronavirus test is free of charge.
You will receive a text message on your phone about the sample taking appointment.
You can come to the location at the appointment time by car as a driver or a passenger, by bike, or on foot. Public transport should not be used.
The use of a face mask is recommended for those taking the test.
The sample is taken from the nasopharyngeal mucosa with a cotton swab.
Information of a negative result will be sent by text message within1-2 days after sampling. The customer will be called if the result is positive.
Protect others from exposure.
Take care of hand hygiene.
When you cough and sneeze, protect your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief or cough or sneeze into the top of your shirt sleeve.
Maintain necessary social distancing
Respiratory infections are treated at five different health centers
Home treatment instructions for coronavirus
Based on current knowledge, individuals over the age of 70 are more susceptible to severe coronavirus infection.
In addition, diseases that significantly impair lung or heart function or the body's resistance may increase the risk of serious coronavirus infection, especially in the elderly.,
Read more about at-risk groups on the THL website.
Frequently asked questions about coronavirus
The THL website provides answers to questions often asked by citizens about the coronavirus:
Frequently asked questions about coronavirus (THL)