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Northland COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

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Whangarei COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 20 Winger Crescent, Kamo

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Dargaville Hospital COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

Hokianga Health Rawene Hospital, 163 Parnell Street, Rawene

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Kerikeri COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 570 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Kaitaia Hospital

Covid-19 testing

Community Testing Centre

RAT & PCR Available

When you visit one of our community testing centres in Northland, a staff member will help determine whether you need a COVID-19 test, and if so, which test is most appropriate for you (PCR or RAT).

 

In the past only PCR nasal swab tests were available. You may be eligible for a PCR test, but most people will be eligible for a rapid antigen test (RAT) instead to take home and do the test yourself.

 

If you test positive using a RAT you will be considered to have COVID-19 and you do not need to do a PCR test to confirm (unless directed to by health officials).

 

RATs will be offered to you to take home and self-test if you are:

  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • A Household contact on days 3 and 10 of your 10-day self-isolation pathway
  • Are required to have a test under a mandatory testing order (e.g. a border or MIQ worker)
  • A critical worker and have placed an online order for collection

 

A PCR (viral nose swab) test will be done at the testing centre if you:

  • Have been toold to get a PCR test by a Health Official 
  • Are unable to do a RAT at home

 

If you do not meet the criteria, please continue to monitor for symptoms and if you are unwell you can and should seek care.

Northland DHB strongly encourages people to get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms. 

 

Please be kind to each other and help the public health team focus on the testing that needs to be done today.

Supervised RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

Hours

Whangarei COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 20 Winger Crescent, Kamo

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul). Open Northland Anniversary (30 Jan, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Good Friday (7 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

Dargaville Hospital COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

Mon – Tue9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Dargaville Hospital at the underpass across from the main entrance to the hospital.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul). Open Easter Monday (10 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

Hokianga Health Rawene Hospital, 163 Parnell Street, Rawene

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mon – Sat9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Please call before you come to advise you would like a test 

09-405 7709 Please note that this phone number is for Hokianga whānau.  

If you live outside of the Hokianga please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.  

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul). Open Easter Monday (10 Apr, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM).

Kerikeri COVID-19 Community Testing Centre, 570 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Sat9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul). Open Northland Anniversary (30 Jan, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

Kaitaia Hospital

Mon9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu – Sat9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Located at the Main Entrance

Services Provided

Community COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Screening and prevention

  • COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Region

Northland