Instructions for patients
If you are coming in for an appointment or treatment at HUS within 10 days of being exposed to or infected with COVID-19, contact the unit responsible for your care for more instructions. You will find the contact information in your appointment letter or on the clinic’s website. If necessary, you can also call HUS’s switchboard 09 4711 for contact information.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, patients and their escorts over the age of 12 must wear a disposable face mask (surgical mask or unvalved FFP) in all hospital premises and other units. Please wear a mask before you enter the premises. The unit will provide you a mask when necessary.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 with a laboratory test or an at-home test 7 weeks prior to a surgical operation, contact the unit responsible for your treatment where it will be assessed if it is necessary to reschedule your operation due to increased risk for thrombosis. Also contact the unit if you have travelled abroad within 10 days before your planned operation.
You can safely attend any scheduled appointments, examinations and procedures even during the epidemic. Many illnesses require immediate treatment and postponing the appointment may harm your health.
If a doctor has ordered lab or imaging tests for you, please have them taken before the appointment. If you have symptoms of an infectious disease, do not attend any appointments, examinations, or procedures. Our emergency departments treat patients suspected of infection in facilities separate from other patients.
If your condition and the nature of the examinations allows it, your appointment can be changed to a phone call or an online appointment. Please contact the unit responsible for your care whenever necessary.