Covid test

Several clinics of Aava Medical Centre offer covid testing (COVID-19 PCR). The test can be taken separately or as part of a package that also includes an antigen test in addition to the PCR test. The test shows whether a person is currently infected with the coronavirus.

Covid test (PCR) for an asymptomatic person

Do you need a covid test for a trip or an event, for example? Book an appointment for a covid test from our online appointment. No referral is required. Please note that no Kela reimbursement will be paid if the test is performed on an asymptomatic person.

Negative covid test certificate

When the covid test result is ready, you will receive a text message with a link to download the certificate. Alternatively, you can download or print the certificate from Oma Aava. The certificate is free and in English.

The digital covid test certificate includes:

  • customer name and date of birth
  • a brief description of the test and the method of sampling
  • the test result and information on the place where the sample was taken
  • the name of the responsible person
  • information on where the sample was analyzed and
  • the passport number if the customer so wishes (the customer adds the number by her/himself).

If you do not have access to Oma Aava or do not want or are unable to download the certificate yourself, you can request a certificate from the office.

A negative test result also automatically forms a qr-coded certificate to Omakanta if the customer has a Finnish personal identity code. Please notice that there is no qr code in Aava's certificate.

Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the certificate contains all the necessary information. If the information on the certificate automatically does not suffice for your needs, please contact the office to obtain the correct type of certificate. For example, if you are flying, always remember to check the certification requirements for your airline in advance. Read more: Covid testing for air passengers

It usually takes 10–12 hours to get the test results. However, please note that there might be time variances depending on the testing location (in Aava Oulu, the result will be completed within about 30 hours). It is the customer's responsibility to get tested for the corona virus at the right place in a timely manner if he or she needs a certificate by a certain time. For more information on test result completion schedules, please contact the clinic.

Covid test for a symptomatic person

Common symptoms of the coronavirus include a cough, runny nose, fever, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, headache and a loss of smell and taste. If you suspect that you have contracted the coronavirus, the need for testing is primarily assessed during a Aava’s general practitioner's or occupational doctor's remote appointment. The doctor decides whether or not testing is necessary based on the consultation. They will then give you an electronic referral for testing. You can then easily book an appointment for the covid test from our online appointment.

You must stay at home in quarantine-like conditions while waiting for the testing appointment and test results.

Appointment by phone

You can book a covid test conveniently online at the most suitable clinic. Online booking requires strong identification, in other words, online banking credentials or mobile ID. If the person to be tested does not have them, the appointment can also be booked by calling our customer service at 010 380 3838.

Where can I be tested for the coronavirus?

Aava conducts covid testing at the following clinics:

  • Aava Järvenpää
  • Aava Kamppi, Helsinki
  • Aava Itäkeskus, Helsinki
  • Aava Tapiola, Espoo
  • Aava Hyvinkää
  • Aava Kerava
  • Aava Hämeenlinna
  • Aava Ratina, Tampere
  • Aava Turku Hansa
  • Aava Aviapolis, Vantaa
  • Aava Oulu Rusko

Preparation and arrival for covid testing

Once you have booked the covid test appointment, we will send you the preparation and arrival instructions by SMS.

Please do not arrive too early or late in order to avoid queues at the testing point. Please remember to bring your ID with you.

The coronavirus sample is taken with a sample stick from the nasopharynx (nostril). The sampling process might feel unpleasant, but it is over very quickly.

Covid test (PCR) results

It usually takes 10–12 hours to get the test results. In any case, it should take no longer than approximately 24 hours. Please notice that in Aava Oulu, the result will be completed within about 30 hours.

If you gave the clinic your telephone number when you booked the appointment and have authorised the clinic to send your care instructions and test results to your phone in the Oma Aava service, you will receive your covid test (PCR) results by SMS.

Otherwise, you can view the test results in the Oma Aava service. Please note that if multiple family members have given the same phone number to the clinic, all the test results will be sent to the same number anonymously. You can check your personal test results on Aava’s and Pikkujätti’s online services. If you went to a covid antigen test (rapid test) or have not received your results by SMS in 10–12 hours, please check your results from Aava’s online service.

If your result is positive, Aava’s personnel will contact you, and give you instructions for recovery. Our personnel will also contact your home municipality’s infectious diseases unit.

If your test result is negative but you need home care instructions or a plan for further treatment, agree on the contact method with the treating doctor.

The results of customers under the age of 12 are reported to a parent via SMS, and the results can also be checked from the PikkuTiedot service of Pikkujätti. A guardian can log in to the PikkuTiedot service using their banking credentials and use the service on behalf of the child. Customers aged 12–17 will receive a telephone call about their results.

Price and payment of covid testing

** The price of a covid test for private customers at Aava is EUR 104,10 after the Kela reimbursement (before reimbursement: EUR 204,10). The Kela reimbursement (EUR 100) applies to tests performed upon a doctor’s referral.

The price of an asymptomatic covid test with a digital covid test certificate is EUR 150.10. The test will not be reimbursable by Kela. If you need a covid test certificate on paper, the price for the certificate is € 34.60.

Please note that the remote or telephone appointment during which a doctor gives the test results and makes an assessment and a plan for further treatment are charged for separately. The invoice will be sent to the patient’s home address after the testing.