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There are community based assessment centres (CBACs) across the Wellington region where you can get assessed and tested for COVID-19. We're also testing people who visit their GP or hospital displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

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.

Assessment and testing is free of charge. You may not need to be tested, but the assessment centre team can advise you on what to do next whether you are tested or not.

Our highest priority for testing is people displaying COVID-19 symptoms who have:

  • travelled overseas
  • been in contact with people who have recently returned from overseas.

This reflects the current testing strategy set by the Ministry of Heatlh.

While waiting for the results of your test, you'll be asked to self isolate. 

If you are feeling unwell and think you may have COVID-19, please call Healthline 0800 358 5453 or your GP.

 

(Video produced by Raukura Hauora o Tainui and presented by Dr Mataroria Lyndon via Procare Health)

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CBAC locations and operating hours

(Updated 9 August 2020)

Capital and Coast DHB

CCDHB domiciled patients that meet the case definition and require swabbing should call Healthline for advice. If you need a test they will ask you to visit a CBAC. Healthline will refer you to the Primary Health Organisation to make an appointment.

CBAC Location Address Operating Hours Days Access
Team Medical 1 Coastlands Parade, Paraparaumu

2pm-5pm

As required

 

Mon-Sat

Sun

By appointment

Cannons Creek

(for all Ora Toa patients and anyone living in Eastern Porirua including Ascot Park and Ranui)
Ora Toa Cannon Creek Medical Centre, 178 Bedford Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua

9am - 3pm

Closed - Mobile service operating

Mon-Fri

Sat/Sun

Sun

By appointment 


Kāpiti, Kenepuru, Wellington and Porirua mobile teams  

 

 

 

 

By appointment
Additional 'designated' general practices have come online to swab all patients referred to them, including patients not enrolled with them. Please note: no walk-ins – swabbing is by referral through the COVID Centre Referrals numbers only.

Hutt Valley DHB

HVDHB domiciled patients that meet the case definition and require swabbing should call Healthline for advice. If you need a test they will ask you to visit a CBAC. While an appointment is not mandatory, we would prefer that you make an appointment before you come in. Healthline will refer you to the Primary Health Organisation to make an appointment.

Lower Hutt Central729 High St, Lower Hutt

1.15pm -3.15pm and 5.30pm - 10pm

 

 

8.30am-10.00pm

Mon-Fri

 

 

Sat-Sun

Walk in or by
appointment


By appointment only

Wainuiomata

Adjacent to Whai Oranga Health, 7 The Strand

1pm-3pm

Closed


Mon-Fri

Sat/Sun

Walk in or by appointment
Upper Hutt Christian Fellowship Centre, 51 Lane Street, Upper Hutt

10am-12pm

 

Closed

 

 

Wed -Fri


Sat/Sun

 

Walk in or by appointment
Hutt Valley mobile 

10am-4pm

 

 

 

 

By appointment

 

 

FAQs

I'm worried I might have COVID-19, should I visit a testing centre?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit your local testing centre or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You can read advice on symptoms of COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health here

How is testing done?

Testing or swabbing may be done in a dedicated testing space by staff or from inside your car. 

When will my test results be available?

Test results are generally available within 48 hours. Regional Public Health will notify you if your test result is positive, and work with you to manage your health.

Do I have to pay for testing?

No, assessment and testing is free of charge.

 

Last updated 9 August 2020.