On this page, you will find a compilation of the latest updates and instructions on the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) within the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District.
The Oyskorona.fi website provides information on the regional situation in the coronavirus epidemic and the latest recommendations and restrictions.
Testing for coronavirus is, as a rule, provided by your own municipality of residence. If you reside in Northern Ostrobothnia and no appointments for testing are available in your own municipality, you can book an appointment with Oulu University Hospital (OYS) or, in the weekends, with the Limingantulli testing site (Oulu).
Instructions in different languages on how to get tested can be found on the oyskorona.fi website.
If you need medical care or an assessment of the need for treatment, call 116117. You will then receive instructions on how to proceed. If necessary, you will be invited to visit a Coronavirus Health Care Hub or a testing site.
In emergency cases, call the emergency number 112.
You may arrive for a check-up and an appointment on the agreed date and time.
If you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection, you should contact your nursing unit to reschedule your appointment. You'll find the telephone number in the confirmation of appointment previously sent to you. You can also check the details of your appointment through this page.
See specific instructions in the following cases: you have travelled outside Finland; you have received an alert through the “Koronavilkku" contact tracing app; or you have been in quarantine (isolation) before the appointment for examination or treatment.
Instructions for visitors:
When using a mask, be careful with hygiene and always wash your hands before touching it. Please do not unnecessarily move around in the hospital during your visit.
Face masks provide one means of preventing the spread of coronavirus infections. It is still of primary importance that you maintain 2-metre safe distances whenever possible, wash your hands, cough into your sleeve or a disposable tissue, and avoid touching your face.
A surgical face mask (covering mouth and nose) must be worn by patients, family members and all visitors.
The staff and students at Oulu University Hospital always use a surgical mask or a full face shield at the hospital premises.
Coronavirus information in different languages on the HUS website.
WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)