Everyone with recent respiratory symptoms or other symptoms of covid-19 should take a test. This also applies to close contacts of persons with detected covid-19 infection, and those who have travelled to areas with a high prevalence of covid-19.
Testing is free.
How to make an appointment for testing
You must always order testing before you show up at the test station.
- Everyone who has a GP (doctor) in Østre Toten must first contact their GP office. The purpose of this is that the GP who knows the person should be able to assess the symptoms against the person's other diseases, assess whether he/she is in a particular risk group, and possibly what follow-up the person should have if the answer to the coronary test is negative. The GP's office then talks to Skreia Medical Center, before the person receives feedback on attendance for testing.
- If for some reason you are not able to get in contact with you your GP, you can call the test number on Skreia, tel. 61 16 51 85 weekdays between 08.30 and 12.00.
- Tourists, students and others who stay in Østre Toten municipality, but who do not have a GP in Østre Toten, please contact Skreia Medical Center directly for testing at tel. 61 16 51 85 weekdays between 08.30 and 12.00.
Where and when is the testing carried out?
Testing takes place outdoors in a test tent in the parking lot of Skreia Medical Center at 1 PM Monday to Friday. The address is Stasjonsvegen 15, 2848 Skreia.
NB! You cannot show up for testing without having an appointment in advance. Ssee information above about how to make an appointment.
The test station is normally closed on weekends and holidays. Exceptions may occur in major corona outbreaks.
When and how do you get an answer to the test?
You must stay at home in quarantine and avoid infecting others while waiting for your test results.
If you are imposed a 10-day quarantine because you have been in close contact with an infected person, you must in any case be in quarantine until 10 days have elapsed.
The answer to the test normally arrives within 1-2 days.
If you have an Norwegian personal identification number (personnummer) you can find your test results online at Helsenorge.no. Otherwise you will be contacted and informed about the test results as soon as it is available.
"Positive answer" means that the test shows that you are infected, "negative answer" means that it shows that you are not infected.
If the test is positive, you will be contacted by a member of the infection tracing team, who will provide you with all the necessary information.