COVID-19 - Getting tested for COVID-19

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are for people who are symptomatic, or a household contact. They can be ordered online at requestrats.covid19.health.nz and picked up from any of the collection sites open in Taranaki.

For all testing and rapid antigen test (RAT) collection locations please go to www.healthpoint.co.nz

There is NO CHARGE for testing; it is FREE

There are 2 types of COVID-19 tests available to the general public in New Zealand.

New Plymouth

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

Access to testing clinic: Gate 2 Tukapa Street entrance, first driveway on left. Drive through testing tent and remain in vehicle.

PCR & RATs drive through (please stay in car - no walk ups)

Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday (and public holidays) 8.30am-3pm

0800 678 378


MediCross Urgent Care & GP Clinic, Egmont Street, New Plymouth

Medicross is open 8am-8pm, but testing hours may differ.
Please call to book an appointment: (06) 759 8915
For more information please go to MediCross Urgent Care & GP Clinic • Healthpoint


Phoenix Urgent Care & GP Clinic, 95 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

Phoenix is open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-2pm Sunday.
Testing hours are determined by demand and appointment times are given on the day you call.
For more information please go to Phoenix Urgent Doctors • Healthpoint

(06) 759 4295

Inglewood

Mamaku Centre Inglewood, 6 Mamaku Street Inglewood

RATs collection

Monday to Friday 11am-2pm

Hāwera

Hāwera Hospital, Hunter Street, Hāwera

PCR & RATs drive through (please stay in car - no walk ups)

Monday to Sunday (and public holidays) 9.30am-2.30pm

Please call 0800 678 378 and discuss your needs with the testing team and they will arrange an appropriate time for you to come in, or find a solution for testing if you cannot access one of the clinics.


TSB Hub, Camberwell Rd entrance - clinics run by STDC & Ngati Ruanui

RATs drive through collection only

Friday 4 March to Friday 18 March
Monday to Friday 9am-3pm

Waitara

Waitara Health Centre, 26 Grey Street, Waitara

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Please call in advance (06) 754 8119


Te Awa Church, Mclean St - clinics run by Te Aranga

RATs drive through

Drive through from Memorial Place
Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm

Saliva testing may be available - depending on staff capacity (signage will be up).

Urenui

Urenui & District Health Group, 15A Takiroa Street, Urenui

RATs collection non-drive through (walk-in only)

Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Saturday 9am-12.30pm
Phone (06) 752 3283

Stratford

McKays Pharmacy, 289 Broadway

RATs collection non-drive through (walk-in only)

Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

Eltham

Eltham Town Hall, Stanners Street Eltham

RATs collection

Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm

Oakura

Oakura Pharmacy, 1132 South Road Oakura

RATs collection

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

Ōpunakē

Ōpunakē Health Centre/Coastal Care, 26 Napier Street, Ōpunakē

RATs collection non-drive through (walk-in only)

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
For more information please go to Opunake Medical Centre • Healthpoint

Waverly

Godderidges Pharmacy, 62 Wararoa Road

RATs collection non-drive through (walk-in only)

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone (06) 346 5008

Manaia

Ngaruahine Iwi Health Service

RATs collection

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

Patea

Hunter Shaw Building, Egmont St Pātea

RATs collection

Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm

COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

Less common symptoms may include:

These less common symptoms almost always occur with one or more of the common symptoms. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are like other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

More about symptoms here

For Māori health support and information on testing please contact:

What is Taranaki DHB doing to manage COVID-19?

Useful links


Important websites

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

For COVID-19 vaccine enquiries email

covidvacenquiries@tdhb.org.nz

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453