If you are a student or employee associated with SiO and suspect you are infected with covid-19, you can make an appointment to be tested. Friends and family of SiO associates can also be tested at the SiO COVID-19 test station. Please read the following information carefully.


Who should be tested?   
You should be tested if you suspect you have been infected with COVID-19. Suspect infection if you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 the past 10 days. This could be because you have traveled in an area with a high concentration of COVID-19 or if you have been in close proximity for more than 15 minutes to a person that is confirmed infected with COVID-19.
If you are unsure whether you should get tested or not, you can take the corona check here.  Please read the up to date testing qualifications here.

How do I make an appointment?
Students, employees and SiO associates which have a Norwegian personal number can order a COVID-19 test appointment online at helsenorge.no. Please fill out the information sheet provided on the website prior to meeting up for your appointment. You can also call 22 85 33 00. You will receive a specific time and place to meet up for testing. 

If you have symptoms, please book the first available hour.
If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, please make an appointment for testing 5 to 7 days after teh point of possible infection.

Please note that the SiO Health test station is only a supplement to the main Oslo county testing centers. If there are no testing appointments available via SiO we recommend you contact Oslo county’s corona telephone 21 80 21 82.

The SiO Health testing stations are located in the center of UiO Blindern and at OsloMet.
The testing at Blindern takes place outdoors in the middle of the campus called “Fredrikkeplassen”, in a testing container.

The testing at OsloMet takes place indoor at Pilestredet 53, entrance Edvard Storms gate (Ellen Gleditschs House).

Opening Hours at Blindern
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 08.30-15.00
Tuesday and Thursday at 08.30-22.00
We have closed for lunch at 11.30-12.00

Opening Hours at OsloMet
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 08.30-14.30
We have closed for lunch at 11.30-12.00

Note: You must meet precisely for your appointment as the testing schedule is very efficient.  

Test criteria for children

  • We offer testing of children from primary school age and up
  • Children with mild symptoms of respiratory infection, without cough and fever, can look after the symptoms and stay home for a few days before testing
  • Children with fever and cough should be tested for covid-19
  • Children with a runny nose as the only symptom, which is otherwise in good general condition without other signs of a new respiratory infection, do not need to be kept at home or tested

We offer drop-in testing when there is available capacity. The testing staff at each station will determine if they have available capacity to offer drop-in testing.

How is testing conducted?
At the test center a nurse will take a throat and nose swab with the same Q-tip. You will not be examined by a doctor. The test is conducted free of charge. There are no blood tests available or doctor examinations.

How do I get the test answer?
You will be able to check the test answer at helsenorge.no and at furstpasient.no within three days. If you do not have a Norwegian social security number, you must call SiO Health to receive the answer.

If you test positive for covid-19, you will receive a call from the county contagious disease team for further instructions.

Do you need acute medical care?
Contact the emergency department at 116 117 or 113 if there is immediate threat to life.

Negative COVID-19 Certification
Some countries require a negative COVID-19 test for entry through immigrations. The Norwegian government does not recommend testing without symptoms or indication of infection carrier status. The expense of taking a COVID-19 test without indication is therefore not covered by the Norwegian Health System. The cost of NOK 600 must therefore be covered by the individual seeking testing documentation. 

How do I proceed to obtain a corona certificate

  1. Sign up at the reception at one of our medical centers, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.  If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection or suspect that you have covid-19 you can not visit our facilities
  2. Payment is made by card at the reception (NOK 600)
  3. Please make an appointment for testing
  4. The certificate is picked up at the reception 2-3 working days after the test has been taken

Please note: A test taken without indication only shows that the patient was healthy or did not have enough detectable virus at the time of testing. Negative COVID-19 Certification (without indication for testing) is only available to students and employees associated with SiO.