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Covid-19 testing

Community Testing Centre

Please 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. There is NO CHARGE for testing, it is FREE.

Please note, the testing clinics are only for COVID-19 swab testing and do not provide any other medical treatment, including influenza vaccinations. You need to contact your general practice, doctor or pharmacy for this. 

Find General Practice Testing Centres here

Covid testing hours

Taranaki Base Hospital

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat – Sun9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays. The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Labour Day (25 Oct, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM), Good Friday (15 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Sunday (17 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Monday (18 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM).

Hāwera Hospital

Mon10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Description

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.

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.

Services Provided

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Screening and prevention

  • COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Region

Taranaki

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 4:36PM on June 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Taranaki COVID-19 Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs).