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.
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 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 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
Monday to Friday 11am-2pm
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.
RATs drive through collection only
Friday 4 March to Friday 18 March
Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Please call in advance (06) 754 8119
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).
RATs collection non-drive through (walk-in only)
Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Phone (06) 752 3283
Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
For more information please go to Opunake Medical Centre • Healthpoint
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone (06) 346 5008
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm
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