Do you suspect a coronavirus infection?

Bulletin, March 2, 2021

The new sampling point will open on Wednesday, March 3, beside Hakunila sports field, address: Luotikuja 2. The sampling will take place in a container, and you must make an appointment in advance. Customer parking on the sport field’s parking lot.

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A coronavirus sample will be taken if within 14 days prior to seeking treatment you have started to have acute respiratory infection symptoms (one symptom is sufficient: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste) or onset of diarrhea or abdominal pain without any other obvious cause.

Making an appointment for a coronavirus test

If you have only mild symptoms, you can book an appointment for sampling from Koronabotti yourself. You can also book an appointment for your child under 16. If you want to book an appointment for another person, please contact the coronavirus counseling telephone of Vantaa.

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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 6 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). 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

The Martinlaakso Health Center functions as a coronavirus health center

  • The Martinlaakso Health Center treats patients suffering from respiratory tract symptoms.
  • If you suspect a coronavirus infection, call +358 (0)9 839 50070 (8 am-6 pm on weekdays and 9 am-6 pm on weekends)
  • An assessment of your need for treatment will be made on the phone and if necessary, an appointment will be made with a physician.
  • You can also tell your symptoms in the internet service and you will receive instructions on what to do.
  • The Martinlaakso Health Center treats patients suffering from respiratory tract symptoms on the fourth floor. The fifth and sixth floors of the Martinlaakso Health Center serve in other matters only through appointments.

Home treatment instructions for coronavirus

At-risk groups

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)

Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask