9Lives and coronavirus testing

9Lives is Finland’s biggest privately owned paramedic and ambulance company. We offer our services to local and regional governing bodies, regional healthcare entities, other healthcare organisations, and private individuals. In 2020, the Helsinki University Hospital HUS area chose us to be their partner to help in coronavirus testing.

Our history goes all the way back to the 1940s and our ownership is in Finnish hands. We employ more than 800 healthcare professionals and our joint goal is to make Finland a safer and more humance place.

When the coronavirus crisis hit, we immediately began to think of ways to help. Because 9Lives is the biggest privately owned paramedic and ambulance company in Finland, we have the skill and the responsibility to play our part in helping the society recover from this crisis.

A major part of the solution is an adequate testing capacity. Wide-ranging testing ensures that infected people receive the treatment they require on time, and healthy people get back to their jobs, hobbies, and families.

We quickly discovered that there was need in the market for a reasonably priced private COVID-19 test. After evaluating the most common testing processes, we realised that the test chain could be made more efficient in several places. By tapping into our special expertise, we were able to fine tune the testing process to make it more rapid and more affordable without compromising on the quality and reliability.

Now we have created an efficient testing network. We promise easy access to tests, quick and reliable results, and the most affordable price on the market.

Guarantee of Reliability

We guarantee the safey and reliability of our tests. 9Lives uses the same laboratories as other commercial providers and we adhere to the most recent coronavirus procedures as set out by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). We operate according to the guidelines for private healthcare services as enforced by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).