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Getting tested for COVID-19

How to get tested

COVID-19 symptoms

What happens after your COVID-19 test

 

How to get tested

It is free to get a COVID-19 test. You can get tested at:

  • your general practice (GP)
  • a community testing centre

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should get a test. You may be asked to get tested even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

Find your nearest testing centre

 

COVID-19 symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • fever (at least 38˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • headache
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell

Some people may have less typical symptoms. These could include fever, diarrhoea, muscle pain, nausea/vomiting and confusion or irritability.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. If you have difficulty breathing, call 111 and request an ambulance.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms you can get free advice from Healthline on 0800 358 5453. The Healthline service is available 24/7 and offers support in a range of languages.

 

What happens after your COVID-19 test

If a result is positive you will hear back within 48 hours. Negative tests can take a bit longer to return.

If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test it is important you stay home until you get a negative result. If you cannot work from home your employer can apply for the COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment for you so you can continue to get paid while isolating.

 

Community Testing Centres only do COVID-19 testing and no appointment is needed.

 

 

Location

Centre Name

Operating Hours

Referral Process

NORTH

WARKWORTH POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:00am – 5:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Bookings only.

Call ahead on 09 425 8585 or 09 423 8086.

No Saliva Testing Available

NORTH

NORTH HARBOUR STADIUM POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Access via Carpark C. Entrance via Oteha Valley Road. Stadium Drive, Carpark B, Albany.

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:00am – 2:30pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

NORTH

NORTHCOTE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

16-18 College Road, Northcote.

Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue. Entrance via College Rd 

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

6:30am – 6:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

VICTORIA ST CARPARK WALK-IN TESTING CENTRE

Victoria Street Carpark, Enter off Kitchener St, Auckland CBD

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In only.      

No Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

BALMORAL COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

7:30am – 8:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

AUCKLAND NETBALL CENTRE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In/Drive Thru 

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

MASSEY POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Carpark of Community Hub, Triangle Park, 385 Don Buck Road, Massey

Fri 29th Oct to  Sat 30th

8:30am – 5:00pm

Sun 24th Oct

8:30am – 3:30pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 5:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

WHĀNAU HOUSE, WAIPAREIRA TRUST HENDERSON

Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson

Fri 29th Oct

8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th  Oct

8:00am – 3:00pm

Sun 31st  Oct

9:00am – 2:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In 

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

HEALTH NEW LYNN

Level 1 Carpark, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way, New Lynn

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

*Accessible*

No Saliva Testing Available

EAST

LLOYD ELSMORE PARK POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Lady Marie Drive, Pakuranga Heights

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

TURUKI MĀNGERE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Corner of Canning and Mascot Ave, Māngere

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

9:00am – 3:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

WALTER MASSEY PARK POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Hain Ave end, Massey Road, Mangere East

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

9:00am – 3:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available 

SOUTH

ŌTARA COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Otara Town Centre, 14 Fair Mall, Otara

Fri 29th Oct

6:30am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:30am – 4:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

6:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In. 

Smaller Trucks can drive thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

THE WHĀNAU ORA COMMUNITY CLINIC

25 Druces Road, Wiri

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 8:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

MOUNTFORT PARK MANUREWA POP UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Carpark opposite 199 Weymouth Road, Manurewa

Fri 29th to Sat 30th  Oct

9:00am – 2:00pm

Sun 31st  Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 2:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available 

SOUTH

TAKANINI POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Bruce Pulman Park, 90 Walters Road, Takanini

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

PAPAKURA MARAE POP UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

29 Hunua Road, Papakura

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for large Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

PUKEKOHE NETBALL CENTRE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Pukekohe Netball Centre Carpark, 114 Queen St, Pukekohe

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 3:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for large Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available 

 

Remember to always call first when requesting a COVID-19 test as after-hours and weekend clinics provide a range of health services and may be busy - in that case, they will recommend another location for you to get tested.

NORTH AUCKLAND- 
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Medplus

327 Lake Road, Takapuna

Northcare

5 Home Place, Rosedale

Shorecare Smales Farm

Smales Farm 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna

The Doctors Red Beach

9/42 Red Beach Road, Red Beach

 

CENTRAL AUCKLAND & ISLANDS- 
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Aotea Health

Hector Sanderson Rd, Great Barrier Island

Mt Roskill Medical & Surgical Centre

445 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill

Onehealth General Practice and Urgent Care

122 Remuera Road, Newmarket

Waiheke Medical Centre

132 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical – St Lukes

52 Saint Lukes Road, Mount Albert

White Cross Urgent Care & GP – Lunn Ave

110 Lunn Avenue, Remuera

Stoddard Road Medical

223 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill

 

WEST AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Westgate Medical Centre

13E Maki Street, Westgate

White Cross Henderson

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson

Avondale Family Health Centre

1784 Great North Road, Avondale

The Doctors Waimauku

6 Waimauku Station Road, Waimauku

 

EAST AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

East Care

260 Botany Road, Golflands

Local Doctors Dawson

124 Dawson Road, Flat Bush

Botany Medical & Urgent Care

2 Market Square Botany Town Centre, East Tāmaki

Crawford Medical

4 Picton Street, Howick

 

SOUTH AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Bakerfield Medical and Urgent Care

16A Bakerfield Place, Manukau

Counties Urgent Care (Papakura)

6–18 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura

East Tāmaki Healthcare Māngere Town Centre

10 Waddon Place, Māngere

Local Doctors Ōtara

3 Watford Street Ōtara

Local Doctors Weymouth

235 Browns Road, Manurewa

Takanini Urgent Care

106 Great South Road, Takanini

The Doctors Middlemore

215 Massey Rd, Māngere East

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical – Ōtāhuhu

15–23 Station Road, Ōtāhuhu

Bader Drive Doctors

93 Bader Drive, Māngere

Bishop Medical Centre

8R Bishop Lenihan Place, East Tāmaki

Turuki Healthcare Māngere

2/32 Canning Crescent, Māngere

Waiuku Health Centre

26–30 Constable Road, Waiuku

Lifeline Medical Centre Ōtāhuhu

Corner 463 Great South Road and Park Road, Ōtāhuhu

Otahuhu Health Centre

6/507 Great South Rd, Ōtāhuhu

If you're in Northland and need to get a COVID-19 test, please refer to the Northland DHB website for a full list of community testing  centres available. 

CLICK HERE FOR NORTHLAND TESTING CENTRES

Community Testing Centres only do COVID-19 testing and no appointment is needed.

 

 

Location

Centre Name

Operating Hours

Referral Process

NORTH

WARKWORTH POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:00am – 5:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Bookings only.

Call ahead on 09 425 8585 or 09 423 8086.

No Saliva Testing Available

NORTH

NORTH HARBOUR STADIUM POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Access via Carpark C. Entrance via Oteha Valley Road. Stadium Drive, Carpark B, Albany.

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:00am – 2:30pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

NORTH

NORTHCOTE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

16-18 College Road, Northcote.

Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue. Entrance via College Rd 

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

6:30am – 6:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

VICTORIA ST CARPARK WALK-IN TESTING CENTRE

Victoria Street Carpark, Enter off Kitchener St, Auckland CBD

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In only.      

No Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

BALMORAL COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

7:30am – 8:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

CENTRAL

AUCKLAND NETBALL CENTRE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In/Drive Thru 

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

MASSEY POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Carpark of Community Hub, Triangle Park, 385 Don Buck Road, Massey

Fri 29th Oct to  Sat 30th

8:30am – 5:00pm

Sun 24th Oct

8:30am – 3:30pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 5:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

WHĀNAU HOUSE, WAIPAREIRA TRUST HENDERSON

Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson

Fri 29th Oct

8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th  Oct

8:00am – 3:00pm

Sun 31st  Oct

9:00am – 2:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

8:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants Walk-In 

No Saliva Testing Available

WEST

HEALTH NEW LYNN

Level 1 Carpark, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way, New Lynn

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

*Accessible*

No Saliva Testing Available

EAST

LLOYD ELSMORE PARK POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Lady Marie Drive, Pakuranga Heights

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

TURUKI MĀNGERE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Corner of Canning and Mascot Ave, Māngere

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

9:00am – 3:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

WALTER MASSEY PARK POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Hain Ave end, Massey Road, Mangere East

Fri 29th Oct

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

9:00am – 3:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available 

SOUTH

ŌTARA COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Otara Town Centre, 14 Fair Mall, Otara

Fri 29th Oct

6:30am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

8:30am – 4:00pm

Mon 1st Nov

6:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In. 

Smaller Trucks can drive thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

THE WHĀNAU ORA COMMUNITY CLINIC

25 Druces Road, Wiri

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 8:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

MOUNTFORT PARK MANUREWA POP UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Carpark opposite 199 Weymouth Road, Manurewa

Fri 29th to Sat 30th  Oct

9:00am – 2:00pm

Sun 31st  Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

9:00am – 2:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for medium Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available 

SOUTH

TAKANINI POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Bruce Pulman Park, 90 Walters Road, Takanini

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

PAPAKURA MARAE POP UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

29 Hunua Road, Papakura

Fri 29th Oct

8:30am – 4:00pm

Sat 30th to Sun 31st Oct

CLOSED

Mon 1st Nov

8:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for large Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available

SOUTH

PUKEKOHE NETBALL CENTRE POP-UP COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Pukekohe Netball Centre Carpark, 114 Queen St, Pukekohe

Fri 29th Oct to Mon Nov 1st

8:30am – 3:30pm

Walk-In / Drive Thru

Suitable for large Trucks to park, occupants to Walk-In

No Saliva Testing Available 

 

Remember to always call first when requesting a COVID-19 test as after-hours and weekend clinics provide a range of health services and may be busy - in that case, they will recommend another location for you to get tested.

NORTH AUCKLAND- 
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Medplus

327 Lake Road, Takapuna

Northcare

5 Home Place, Rosedale

Shorecare Smales Farm

Smales Farm 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna

The Doctors Red Beach

9/42 Red Beach Road, Red Beach

 

CENTRAL AUCKLAND & ISLANDS- 
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Aotea Health

Hector Sanderson Rd, Great Barrier Island

Mt Roskill Medical & Surgical Centre

445 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill

Onehealth General Practice and Urgent Care

122 Remuera Road, Newmarket

Waiheke Medical Centre

132 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical – St Lukes

52 Saint Lukes Road, Mount Albert

White Cross Urgent Care & GP – Lunn Ave

110 Lunn Avenue, Remuera

Stoddard Road Medical

223 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill

 

WEST AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Westgate Medical Centre

13E Maki Street, Westgate

White Cross Henderson

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson

Avondale Family Health Centre

1784 Great North Road, Avondale

The Doctors Waimauku

6 Waimauku Station Road, Waimauku

 

EAST AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

East Care

260 Botany Road, Golflands

Local Doctors Dawson

124 Dawson Road, Flat Bush

Botany Medical & Urgent Care

2 Market Square Botany Town Centre, East Tāmaki

Crawford Medical

4 Picton Street, Howick

 

SOUTH AUCKLAND-
Click a clinic below to view their opening hours.

Bakerfield Medical and Urgent Care

16A Bakerfield Place, Manukau

Counties Urgent Care (Papakura)

6–18 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura

East Tāmaki Healthcare Māngere Town Centre

10 Waddon Place, Māngere

Local Doctors Ōtara

3 Watford Street Ōtara

Local Doctors Weymouth

235 Browns Road, Manurewa

Takanini Urgent Care

106 Great South Road, Takanini

The Doctors Middlemore

215 Massey Rd, Māngere East

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical – Ōtāhuhu

15–23 Station Road, Ōtāhuhu

Bader Drive Doctors

93 Bader Drive, Māngere

Bishop Medical Centre

8R Bishop Lenihan Place, East Tāmaki

Turuki Healthcare Māngere

2/32 Canning Crescent, Māngere

Waiuku Health Centre

26–30 Constable Road, Waiuku

Lifeline Medical Centre Ōtāhuhu

Corner 463 Great South Road and Park Road, Ōtāhuhu

Otahuhu Health Centre

6/507 Great South Rd, Ōtāhuhu

If you're in Northland and need to get a COVID-19 test, please refer to the Northland DHB website for a full list of community testing  centres available. 

CLICK HERE FOR NORTHLAND TESTING CENTRES

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you need to get a test.

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Last updated 24.10.2021

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