Coronabot now allows booking a coronavirus test for your child

HUS area residents have been able to book coronavirus test appointments for themselves since early September. Now the Coronabot service has been updated with the feature to book an appointment on behalf of someone else. A parent can book an appointment for their dependant under 16 years of age.

The Coronabot service has proved very popular: its users have booked more than 32,000 tests.

“A feature that would allow the user to book an appointment on behalf of someone else has been highly requested. Offering quick and easy test booking is crucial now that the epidemic is in an acceleration phase in Uusimaa”, says Sirpa Arvonen, head of eHealth services at HUS IT Management.

Instructions and test results via SMS

Once you have booked a coronavirus test appointment, the Coronabot will send you a text message confirmation specifying the sampling time and giving instructions on how to visit and how to cancel the appointment. The test results will also be sent to the customer as a text message within 2 days on average. Text messages are sent around the clock, so the results may also arrive at night.

If you booked your appointment via the Coronabot service, please note that positive coronavirus test results will only be visible on the My Kanta pages after your home municipality’s infectious diseases unit has recorded the result in the patient information system. Negative test results will not be visible in My Kanta until late November.

If the test result is positive, a staff member from the municipality’s infectious diseases control unit will call the customer to ask about their coronavirus exposure for contact tracing.

You may continue to follow your municipality's instructions and book a test appointment in the HUS area by calling the coronavirus helpline, your health center, the Medical Helpline, or book via the Omaolo service.

The Coronabot self-booking service is available in the HUS area. For Helsinki residents, Omaolo web service remains the designated self-service channel, to which the Coronabot also directs Helsinki residents.

Web address: koronabotti.hus.fi/en

Published: 19.10.2020 
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