Updated September 23, 2020
Do you suspect you’re infected with the coronavirus?
The symptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, stomach symptoms, nausea or diarrhea. Flu and influenza viruses also cause similar symptoms. Therefore, symptoms alone do not tell whether you have normal flu or coronavirus infection.
Most patients with coronavirus recover in a week. It is important that you stay at home when sick and that you do not go to work or school if you have any symptoms.
Get tested for coronavirus
If your symptoms are mild and you do not need medical assistance
- On weekdays book an appointment for testing through Oulun Omahoito. You can book an appointment for testing to a Coronavirus Health Care Hub or drive-in testing point.
- On the weekends book an appointment to get tested via Nordlab. You will be referred to drive-in testing point.
If you need medical assistance, You can assess your symptoms online at Omaolo or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 08 558 41414. The line is open from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm. In the evenings and on weekends, you can call the Oulu University hospital health guidance helpline on 08 315 2655. In an emergency, call 112. Based on your symptoms, you will receive instructions on how to proceed.
If you need treatment, you can also come on weekdays to a Coronavirus Health Care Hub in Oulunsalo, Kontinkangas, Tuira and Haukipudas directly without contact. Similarly, you can arrive a Coronavirus Health Care Hub without an appointment to queue if the day’s testing times are over. You should arrive by 2 pm (Friday by 1 pm).
The national helpline 029 553 5535 gives you advice on weekdays 8:00–21:00 and on Saturdays 9:00–15:00. The helpline provides general information on coronavirus but does not provide health counselling or guidance in case of acute symptoms.
More information on coronavirus COVID-19 (Finnish institute for health and welfare THL)
Information on coronavirus in different languages (Finnish institute for health and welfare THL)
First time published March 12, 2020.