Collective information about COVID-19

Getting tested for COVID-19

Lämna prov för covid-19 - engelska

Most people do not need to get tested if they have symptoms that could be COVID-19. But some do. You need to get tested if you work in healthcare or elderly care, live in a nursing home, or receive home care services.

Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you are.

Du kan läsa texten på svenska här.

Read more about the disease in the text called COVID-19.

When should I get tested?

You may need to get tested if you have symptoms that could be due to COVID-19. You should do this even if you have been vaccinated.

You need to get tested if any of the following are true:

  • You work in healthcare, medical care or elderly care.
  • You live in a nursing home or receive home care services.
  • A doctor or nurse asks you to get tested.

You can get COVID-19 more than once. But you usually do not have to get tested if you have had COVID-19 at any time in the last three months.

Getting tested

The most common test is called a PCR test.

The sample for the test can be collected by any healthcare professional. Sometimes, you can collect the sample and test yourself. If this is the case, you will get more information about what you need to do.

Stay home until you get your results

It is important that you stay home until you get your test results.

Örebro län

Test yourself in the County of Örebro

There are different ways of testing yourself.

You can:

  • Pick up a PCR test from a box without making an appointment 
  • Book an appointment at a health centre.

Pick up a test from a box - if you have e-ID

You can pick up a PCR test from a box for yourself and others. You test yourself.



You must have e-ID
and log in to to register your sample
so that we know who the sample belongs to.

When you log in to with e-ID to register your sample and see your test result, the information is only available in Swedish.

It is important to register the sample in the name of the person from whom the sample has been taken.
This also applies to children.

Hand in your sample

After you have taken a sample, you place it in one of the Region’s boxes.

Box locations

All boxes are outdoors, do not enter the buildnings.

Weekdays, daytime:

  • Outside every health centre
    Monday-thursday 08am-4.30pm
    Friday 8am-3.45pm

    Note! Kumla health centre = the Fylsta clinic at Sörbyvägen 8
  • Outside Örebro University Hospital, building M 
    to the right of the main entrance, please follow the signs and do not enter the building
    Monday-friday 7.30am-5.30pm

Evenings and weekends:

  • Örebro, the out-of-hours health centre
    Nygatan 7
    Monday-friday 4pm-9pm
    Saturday-sunday 8am-9pm
  • Lindesberg health center
    Banvägen 24
    The box is always available
  • Kumla health center - the Fylsta clinic/the out-of-hours health centre Sörbyvägen 8
    Monday-friday 8am-9pm
    Saturday-sunday 12pm-9pm
  • Baggängen health centre/the out-of-hours health centre Baggängsvägen 59
    The box is always available

If you do not have e-ID - book an appointment

Call a health centre and order a PCR test if you do not have an e-ID.

You do not need a Swedish civil registration number. If you are visiting, declare your temporary address and your testresults will be sent there.

Antigen test – rapid test

There are other tests, such as antigen tests. These are also called rapid tests, and can be purchased at a pharmacy.

You do not have to buy an antigen test if you do not want to.

How testing works

A sample is taken with a special swab in your nose, your throat or both.

It may feel strange, but it does not hurt.

Örebro län

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How long should I stay home?

Stay home if you feel sick, even if your test results show that you do not have COVID-19. Stay home until you are feeling healthy again.

If you have COVID-19

If the PCR test results show that you have COVID-19, stay at home until you are no longer contagious. You are no longer contagious when all of the following apply:

  • You are feeling a lot better.
  • You have been fever-free for two days.
  • At least seven days have passed since you became ill.

You do not need a new test to find out whether you are still contagious.

Read more in the text called Advice if you have COVID-19.

Örebro län

Your test result will be available within 3 days.

Test result via

Test result by letter

If you do not have e-ID and you have informed us, the test result will be sent to you by post. Please note that it could take 1-2 days longer.

More information about COVID-19

Call 08-123 680 00 if you have any questions about COVID-19 and want to talk to someone who speaks English. The phone line is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.

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