Only visit a health centre if you have booked an appointment

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2020-03-16 12:41

If you are ill but still feel that you can manage at home, you do not need to contact a health centre. You can also self-treat mild respiratory symptoms (e.g. influenza, cough or coronavirus infection) at home.

Self-care of the common cold and when to see a doctor (in Finnish).

If you suspect you may have contracted the coronavirus, you can assess your symptoms through the Omaolo service which is available in Finnish and Swedish. You will receive instructions on what to do based on your symptoms.

If you feel that you need treatment, you can book a video appointment with an on-call nurse. As our telephone service is very busy at the moment, we recommend that you use other channels to contact us. If you do not want to or cannot book a video appointment, you can call us and book a face-to-face appointment.

Starting from Monday, 16 March, you can only visit a health centre if you have booked an appointment. We will always assess your symptoms on the phone first.

  • Telephone service of Espoo’s health centres, tel. 09 816 34500, Mon–Fri 7:00–18:00
  • Oma Lääkärisi Espoontori, tel. 09 855 4303, Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00
  • Oma Lääkärisi Matinkylä, tel. 09 855 4100, Mon–Fri 7:00–18:00

If you are otherwise in good health, you can take care of your symptoms at home

If you feel that your symptoms are mild and that you can manage at home, you do not need to contact a health centre. You can also self-treat mild respiratory tract symptoms (e.g. influenza, cough or coronavirus infection) at home. If you feel like you need treatment, call a health centre and book an appointment.

Samaria Health Centre will only treat infected patients starting from 16 March 2020

Starting from Monday morning 16 March 2020, all Espoo residents with symptoms caused by respiratory tract infections (e.g. influenza, shortness of breath, coronavirus infections) will be treated at Samaria Health Centre. All other services at Samaria Health Centre have been transferred to other health centres.

By doing this, we aim to limit the spread of respiratory tract infections and ensure that special groups and other Espoo residents receive safe and appropriate treatment at all health centres. This exceptional arrangement will stay in force until further notice.

Samaria clients without infection will be treated at other health centres

If you are a client of Samaria Health Centre and need urgent care, please call the telephone service of Espoo’s health centres (tel. 09 816 34500 Mon–Fri at 7–18). Our staff will book you an appointment at another health centre in Espoo.

We will reschedule all health centre and dental clinic appointments at Samaria Health Centre

All health centre appointments and dental clinic appointments booked at Samaria Health Centre will be transferred to other health centres and dental clinics starting from Monday, 16 March. We will personally contact every client whose appointment needs to be rescheduled.

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