Referral-based coronavirus testing

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Most coronavirus tests are performed at the request of the Government of the Republic of Estonia: the Health Board, the Estonian Society of Family Doctors and those institutions referred to as public testing organisations have jointly organised coronavirus testing free of charge. More information about the organisation of public testing can be found HERE.

RECEIVING A REFERRAL LETTER

If you have any symptoms of the disease (signs of respiratory disease, runny nose, fever, difficulty breathing, weakness, muscle pain), call your family doctor. Family doctors are guided in their decision regarding whom they issue a referral letter for coronavirus testing to by the guidelines of the Estonian Society of Family Doctors. The guidelines are valid for the period of the COVID-19 disease and can be found on the Society’s website HERE.

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

After the referral letter sent by the family doctor has reached the testing system, all adults (i.e. people at least 18 years of age) will receive a short text message (SMS) on the phone number indicated on their referral letter. Then testing call centre will call and book the time.

Once you have booked an appointment to give a sample for coronavirus testing, you can find information about the testing site and driving directions HERE.

Please come to the testing point at the exact agreed time (neither earlier nor later). It is necessary to take your identity document with you. The mask must be removed by the moment of identification.

RECEIVING THE RESULTS

After you have given a sample for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 test, the laboratory issue the results within 24-48 hours to the health information system (digilugu.ee). You can see the results on digilugu.ee by logging in with an ID card, Mobile ID and/or Smart-ID. The results are also displayed in the family doctor program. As of now, the laboratory generally issues the results in at least half of that time.

You can also find out more about the TESTING AFTER A TRIP ABROAD and PAID TESTING options.

This page contains information about coronavirus testing; more information and news about coronavirus can be found on the Health Board website.

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