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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.

Asymptomatic people requesting COVID-19 testing due to personal preference or at the request of employers unrelated to surveillance activities listed above will not be offered testing. Advice on the Ministry of Health website states: “If you don’t have symptoms, you should only get a test if directed to by a health official – for example, if you work at the border, ports or in a managed isolation or quarantine facility, or are a close contact of a confirmed case.”

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

 

View current testing numbers across our region here.

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

 

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CBAC locations and operating hours

(Updated 9 October 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 (Kāpiti)1 Coastlands Parade, Paraparaumu

As required

minimum 2 hours per day

 

Mon-Sat

By appointment only

Cannons Creek

178 Bedford Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua

1pm - 4pm

Closed

10am-12pm

 

Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun


Appointment /walk in


Karori Medical Centre11 Parkvale Rd, Karori

10.30am- 12pm

Closed

Closed

Mon - Fri

Sat

Sun

By appointment only

 

Kenepuru HospitalAmbulance Bay site

10am-2pm

10am-2pm

Closed

Mon- Fri

Sat

Sun

Appointment strongly preferred/walk in

 

Wellington Central196-200 Taranaki St 

9am-4pm

10am-4pm

Mon-Fri

Sat/Sun

Appointment strongly preferred/walk in

 

Kāpiti mobile  Mon-SatBy appointment
Newtown mobile  Mon-SatBy appointment
Cannons Creek mobile  Mon-SunBy 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 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

10am -4pm

 

By Appointment
(Ph 04 567 5345)

Mon-Fri

 

Sat-Sun

Appointment strongly preferred/walk in

Wainuiomata

Next to Whai Oranga Health, 7 The Strand

1.30pm -3.30pm

Closed

1.30pm-3.30pm

Closed

 


Mon

Tue

Wed-Fri

Sat-Sun

Appointment strongly preferred/walk in

Upper Hutt Heretaunga Christian Centre, 51 Lane Street, Upper Hutt

9.30am - 12pm

Closed

9.30am - 12pm 

Closed

Closed

 

Mon

Tue

Wed & Thurs

Fri (9/10)

Sat- Sun


 

Appointment strongly preferred/walk in
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 17 October 2020.