The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its healthcare instructions for the prevention of coronavirus infections. The FSHS follows THL guidelines.
Instructions for visiting FSHS service units
When visiting an FSHS service unit, you can still wear a face mask at your own discretion. You should always wear a mask at our service units if you have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.
If you have an appointment and have symptoms suggestive of a respiratory tract and/or coronavirus infection, please follow these instructions:
- If you have an oral health appointment, postpone the appointment.
- If you have an appointment for mental health, you can change your appointment to a remote consultation by contacting us either through Self or by calling our national service numbers.
- If you have another type of appointment, ask about the possibility of changing your appointment to a remote consultation by contacting us either through Self or by calling our service numbers:
- General and mental health services Tel. 046 710 1073
- Oral health services Tel. 046 710 1085
- If you have a referral to SYNLAB: Check the instructions from their website.
If you have symptoms or think you may have caught the coronavirus
You should treat the coronavirus as you would any other respiratory tract infection. If you get symptoms, stay at home until your symptoms have considerably eased and you no longer have a fever. This usually takes 3 to 5 days. If you have to leave your home while you have symptoms, you may use a mask if you wish.
You can return to normal life when you no longer have a fever and your symptoms have considerably eased. If someone in your home has caught a coronavirus infection, the other family members may continue to go to work, school, daycare and recreational groups normally as long as they have no symptoms.
If you develop serious symptoms, including shortness of breath, or your general condition gets worse, contact healthcare services without delay. If you’re in a risk group, don’t hesitate to contact a health centre or doctor.
For more information on coronavirus testing, visit the THL website.