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Avon Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

If you have cold and flu symptoms, please phone the practice on 06 765 5454 to be triaged for an appointment.

We are testing enrolled patients who require assessment.

COVID-19 testing clinics
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. 

Base Hospital, David Street, Westown, New Plymouth
Located in the old St Johns Ambulance building (Lorna Street/Gate 3 entrance)
PHONE: Please call/text in advance: 027 380 1433
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm / Saturday and Sunday, 9am-1pm

MediCross Urgent Care & GP Clinic, Egmont Street, New Plymouth
PHONE: Please call to book an appointment: (06) 759 8915
HOURS: Medicross is open 8am - 8pm, but testing hours are between 8am- 4pm, 7 days a week / e-referral will be operational soon.

Hāwera Hospital, Hunter Street, Hāwera
PHONE: Please call/text 027 380 0894 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. There is NO CHARGE for testing, it is FREE.
HOURS: 9am - 12pm, 7 days a week in Hāwera

Waitara Health Centre, 26 Grey Street, Waitara
PHONE: Please call in advance (06) 754 8119
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8.30am–5.30pm

Opunake Health Centre/Coastal Care, 26 Napier Street, Opunake
PHONE: Please call in advance (06) 761 7324
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours: Call Healthline 0800 611 116 for advice or go to  Phoenix Urgent Doctors - NP, Medicross Accident & Medical Clinic - NP.   Go to Taranaki Base Hospital or Hawera Hospital ED if clinics are closed.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Phoenix Urgent Doctors.

Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Contact Details

Healthline: 0800 611 116

8 Romeo Street
Taranaki 4332

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Street Address

8 Romeo Street
Taranaki 4332

Postal Address

P.O. Box 90
Stratford 4352

This page was last updated at 9:07AM on October 6, 2020.