Coronavirus testing at Terveystalo

3/24/2020

Terveystalo has agreed with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on the launch of coronavirus testing as of March 12, 2020. As the most significant private healthcare service provider in Finland, Terveystalo’s involvement will increase national testing capacity and help relieve testing pressure in Finland. Testing will be performed at a separate testing point that is set up specifically for taking samples.

Patients will be referred from other Terveystalo services to the testing points on the basis of a Doctor Chat 24/7 appointment. Terveystalo performs coronavirus tests only on individuals with suspected coronavirus disease criteria confirmed by THL. The criteria are defined by THL and they are updated as the situation evolves.

Terveystalo’s coronavirus testing can only be accessed through remote doctor’s appointment 

A remote doctor’s appointment is a good way to minimize the potential risks of exposure. Our common goal is to maintain high work ability among healthcare professionals as they play a key role in combatting the virus. A remote doctor’s appointment also reduces the need for personal protective equipment, such as respirators, needed in clinical examinations, the availability of which is reported to be already globally challenging.  

Terveystalo's testing points are located in following cities

  • Espoo
  • Helsinki
  • Hyvinkää
  • Jyväskylä
  • Kouvola
  • Kuopio
  • Lahti
  • Lappeenranta
  • Oulu
  • Pori
  • Rovaniemi
  • Seinäjoki
  • Tampere
  • Turku
  • Vantaa (March 25th onwards)

What to do if you suspect you have coronavirus disease? 

  • First, contact Terveystalo’s Doctor Chat 24/7 remote service.
  • If your case meets the testing criteria, Terveystalo’s chat doctor may give you a testing referral.
  • Terveystalo’s specialist will make a testing appointment for you and give you instructions on how to arrive at the nearest testing point.
  • Come to the testing point on foot or by your own car if it is a Drive-in. Otherwise act according the special arrival instructions and do not use the main door entering Terveystalo clinic.
  • The test results will be ready in 1–2 days. The tested person needs to be in home quarantine for this period of time.
  • After receiving the test results, Terveystalo’s doctor will inform the patient if the quarantine must continue or if it can end.

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