The city of Kuopio’s Corona Help Line

The city of Kuopio has  a Coronavirus help line for its residents. The telephone number for the help line is 044 704 6700. It is open nowadays only on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon, when you can call the help line if you suspect having a coronavirus infection or in other issues concerning the Coronavirus. Other times covid-advice and testing will be carried out in the medical care team, which is determined by the resident's home address: Medical Care and Emergency Services | Kuopio.

  • NOTE: The Covid-service number 044 704 6700 is no longer in use as of 5.9.2022.

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.

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.