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Southern Health - COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

Community Health Service COVID-19 Testing

Covid-19 testing

Community Testing Centre

People in the Southern district with cold and flu symptoms who were seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice, and should stay at home. If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don’t have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested. If you don't have a GP, or your GP does not offer COVID-19 tests, you can attend a 'designated practice' for your test. Testing is free.

0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre
9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
9am to 12.00pm, Weekends


COVID-19 information for the Southern region.

Visit the Southern Health website here to find out:

  • where to get help
  • what's open and what's not (hospital and community services)
  • hospital visitor restrictions
  • cases and location alerts in the Southern region
  • advice for workplaces
  • tips for living well in isolation.


Click here to find out where to get a COVID-19 test in the Southern region.

Service Types

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Screening and prevention

  • COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

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This page was last updated at 11:20AM on September 28, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Health - COVID-19 Community Testing Centres.