The city of Kuopio’s Corona Help Line
The city of Kuopio has opened a Coronavirus help line for its residents The telephone number for the help line is 044 704 6700 and it is open weekdays from 8am to 2pm.
You can call the help line at 044 704 6700 if you suspect having a coronavirus infection or in other issues concerning the Coronavirus.
What to do if you suspect having a Coronavirus infection?
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), in cooperation with the hospital districts, has updated the guidelines for coronavirus testing on 15.4. The new guidelines state, that if you are presenting respiratory symptoms, testing for the coronavirus is recommended even if you could manage with home care.
The test may not be positive on the first day so if your overall condition allows, stay home in quarantine-like conditions and seek for testing two days after presenting the first symptoms.
During office hours contact your local health center by phone (“Appointment Search”): www.kuopio.fi/en/kiireellinen-hoito-ja-paivystys
Outside office hours, contact the emergency Puijo Hospital (Kuopio University Hospital) by calling 116 117. The emergency services are located in the premises of the Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) at Puijonlaaksontie 2.
Please contact your local health services by phone. You will be advised to stay home and to wait for further instructions. You should not go to a health center so you would not expose others to a possible infection.
Support for you and your family during the Coronavirus outbreak
The novel Coronavirus and the current situation raise many questions. You can contact the customer service of our social services at 044 718 3930 in matters regarding support and psychosocial support for you or your family.
The Kuopio shelter also provides support for those experiencing domestic violence or a threat thereof around the clock at 017 183 393.
Avoid public places. Stay at home and keep a physical distance from others. This will slow down the spread of the coronavirus and protect vulnerable groups.