If you suspect to have corona virus, you can make a sympton estimate inquiry in Omaolo-service on this link: https://www.omaolo.fi/
With the help of the inquiry, you will get a fast estimate of the need of possible treatment or a peace of mind, if your concern comes out to be unnecessary. The symptom estimate inquiry works only in Finnish language at the moment.
When life is in danger, call 112 .
Call to emergency duty number 116 117,
if you feel that you cannot manage with home care instruction of respiratory infection. Emergency duty is open 24/7. It is not allowed to go to the emergency duty or to the health care center on your own. The personnel of the emergency duty will estimate first on the phone if you need to go there. They also guide you to the right reception if needed.
If you have only mild corona infection symptoms, it is fine to stay at home for 2 – 3 days. If the symptoms still continue, call to the emergency duty number 116 117 for possible corona test to be taken.
The best treatment for the respiratery infection is usually rest. Furthermore you can try steam breathing and fever- and pain-releiving medicines.
If you suspect to have corona infection or influenza, stay home at least one more day after all symptoms are gone.
Avoid virus infections – minimize moving around and avoid contacts with others
It is possible to avoid virus infections by careful hand hygiene and by coughing to arm sleeve or paper tissue. Throw used tissues straight to the garbage. DON´T cough to your hands.
Wash your hands always with soap and rinse your hands min. 20 seconds when…
• come in from outside
• before cooking and eating
• after toilet and after changing a diaper
• after blown your nose, coughed or sneezed
• after have touched same surfaces as a person with a flu
Where to get information and discussion help?
National help desk tel. 0295 535 535, Mon –Fri at 8 - 21, sat 9 - 15
From the help desk you can have general information on the corona virus. The help desk will not provide any health or emergency counselling.
If corona virus causes any fear or anxiety and you feel to need discussion help to mental wellbeing , you can call to Eksote´s mental health help desk tel. 05 352 4610 (open 24/7) or to social- and crisis help desk tel. 040 651 1828 (open 24/7).
Mielenterveysseura crisis help desk tel. 09 2525 0111 in Finnish language, open 24/7.
Mielenterveysseura crisis help desk tel. 09 2525 0113 in English language open:
Mondays and Tuesdays at 11.00 - 15.00, Wednesdays at 13.00 - 16.00 and 17.00 - 21.00
and Thursdays at 10.00 - 15.00. Here you can get service also in Arabic.
Other services provided by Eksote
Eksote has reduced non-urgent help in all health care- and social services areas.
Social- and health care services will primarily be contacted by phone.
Eksote reminds that it is not allowed to go to any appointment or reception, if you feel to have any signs of flu of symptoms of infection.
Need any help for food or medicine shopping?
If you are in quarantine and unable to go shopping food or medicines, ask first help from your relatives and friends. If you can´t get help from them, you can ask advice from Eksote tel. 040 139 0366 (Finnish language). Service in English and Russian languages: tel. 05 667 788 or 040 667 1755.