Mehiläinen wants to help Finland get through the coronavirus epidemic. We conduct tests in line with the instructions issued by the authorities. Sampling at our drive-in testing stations began on Monday, 16 March 2020.
Tests can be taken at the special respiratory tract infection clinics as well, based on a physician’s assessment and the criteria for testing.
- Information about the coronavirus test
- Price of a coronavirus test
- Instructions for those arriving for coronavirus testing
- Drive-in testing stations – Where to go for coronavirus testing?
Information about the coronavirus test
The coronavirus test typically involves taking a swab with a flexible cotton bud from deep inside a patient's nasal cavity. Ample quantities of the virus are present on the mucous membranes, particularly in the early stages of the disease. The sample is tested for the ribonucleic acid of the virus, that is, certain genetic material characteristics of the virus are identified to indicate whether the virus is present in the sample.
A positive result is a highly reliable indicator of infection. A negative result does not, however, exclude the disease completely, as the presence of the virus on the mucous membranes is highly individual and also the success of the sampling and the laboratory analysis may influence the result.
Price of a coronavirus test
The price of the test is EUR 249. The samples are analysed in cooperation with partner laboratories as capacity allows.
Instructions for those arriving for coronavirus testing
If you have any symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, you suspect you may have the coronavirus infection and you are wondering if you should be tested, contact us through the OmaMehiläinen Digital Clinic. The price of a Digital Clinic appointment is EUR 39.90.
At Digital Clinic, a doctor will assess your symptoms on the basis of the recommendation of both Finnish experts and THL recommendations. If necessary, the doctor will refer you to a coronavirus test.
If you are referred to coronavirus testing and you arrive at a drive-in testing station by car, please remain in your car throughout the procedure. Remember the safety distance and follow all instructions given at the testing station. You will not need to leave your car at all, even for the sampling.
Please check the location of your nearest sampling station before arriving for testing. Please note that our testing stations can be busy at times and you may have to wait for your turn.
Drive-in testing stations – Where to go for coronavirus testing?
Mehiläinen performs coronavirus testing at drive-in testing stations throughout Finland. For more details, please visit the clinic’s website.
- Mehiläinen Espoo Tapiola
- Mehiläinen Helsinki Itäkeskus
- Mehiläinen Hämeenlinna
- Mehiläinen Iisalmi
- Mehiläinen Imatra
- Mehiläinen Joensuu
- Mehiläinen Jyväskylä
- Mehiläinen Kaarina
- Mehiläinen Kajaani
- Mehiläinen Kemi
- Mehiläinen Kokkola
- Mehiläinen Kotka
- Mehiläinen Kouvola
- Mehiläinen Kuopio
- Mehiläinen Kuusamo
- Mehiläinen Lahti
- Mehiläinen Lappeenranta
- Mehiläinen Lohja
- Mehiläinen Oulu .
- Mehiläinen Pori.
- Mehiläinen Porvoo
- Mehiläinen Rovaniemi
- Mehiläinen Tammisaari
- Mehiläinen Tampere
- Mehiläinen Vaasa
- Mehiläinen Vantaa Kielotie.
- Mehiläien Ylivieska
- Mehiläinen Äänekoski
Take a look at the online view on our website of the number of respiratory tract infection diagnoses and suspected cases of the coronavirus at Mehiläinen. This view and monitoring data open to all is available at korona.mehilainen.fi.
Page last updated: 14th of April 2020.