Get tested in Taranaki

Taranaki DHB continues to test for COVID-19 in the region. The more testing we do of people with symptoms, the more confidence we’ll have there are no people with a COVID-19 infection in Taranaki. Early detection saves lives.

GET TESTED TO BE SURE! If you’ve been out of the region; in contact with someone whose been out of the region; you’re a visitor to our region whose feeling unwell; or you’ve been in close contact with visitors to the region through your work.

We advise people to call or text the testing clinics first. If you’ve been referred to the testing clinics from your doctor/GP please go home and wait for clinic staff to contact you with a test appointment time. We ask you not to show up without an appointment, as this will help us manage the waiting times better. To find out how you can get tested click here.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as cold and flu. Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell.

Having any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have COVID-19, but please self-isolate and get tested straight away even if you have a sniffle or a slight sore throat. It is best to be on the safe side. Stay at home until you have been well for at least 48 hours and your test is negative.

To find out how you can get tested click here.


Important websites

covid19.govt.nz
www.health.govt.nz

For COVID-19 enquiries email

TDHBCovid.Enquiries@tdhb.org.nz

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453