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What do I do if I think I’ve got the Coronavirus?

The only way to tell if you’ve got the Coronavirus is to be tested at a community testing station.  This involves getting a swab from your mouth, throat or the back of the nose.

If you think you have the Coronavirus, put yourself into a quarantine (or self-isolation) immediately and call your Doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.. You can also go straight to one of the testing stations near you to get a swab done.  Remember, these are some of the symptoms of the Coronavirus:

  • a cough
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose, sneezing etc
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • difficulty breathing

Once you’ve been tested, stay home in your bubble until you get the results. This can take up to two days. You also need to keep your distance as much as possible from the others in your fale. 

If you start feeling worse while waiting for the test result, especially if you’re having difficulty breathing, getting puffed out easily, coughing up blood, or find that you are unable to get around or look after yourself without help, call your doctor or go to your nearest hospital emergency department straight away.  Call 111 for an ambulance if you need to.

How do I keep the people in my bubble safe?

If you think you have the Coronavirus, it’s important not to pass it on to others. Cover your coughs and sneezes, throw used tissues into a rubbish bin, wash your hands regularly and dry them well, and stay two metres from others, including those you live with.   

It’s also important to get tested early if you live with lots of people in a small space, because this is how the Coronavirus can spread easily.

If others in your family also have symptoms, it’s a good idea to get tested together if you can. If you’re travelling by car to the testing station, try to avoid taking others from your household who do not have symptoms.

If someone needs to go with you i.e. they’re the only one who can drive, keep as much distance between you and them as possible, like sitting in the back seat and leaving the windows open.

Where are the testing stations?

A Covid-19 testing station or community testing centre is for testing all people who have symptoms of the Coronavirus.  Here’s where you can get tested in the Auckland and Northland regions:

Auckland Testing Stations
Centre Details
Opening Hours
Referral Process

Shorecare Northcross
948 East Coast Rd, Northcross
Auckland
NORTH

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Patients to call and book an appointment
NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED
021 256 6321

Whanau House, Waipareira Trust
6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson
Auckland
WEST

8am - 5pm
Weekends: TBC

No referrals after 4pm
Walk-ins Accepted

White Cross St Lukes Urgent Care Clinic
52 St Lukes Road, Mount Albert
Auckland
WEST

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Walk-ins Accepted

Langimalie Health Centre
RSA Car Park
Domain Rd entrance, Panmure
Auckland
CENTRAL

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Walk-ins Accepted

Spectrum House
292a Botany Rd
Howick
CENTRAL

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Walk-ins Accepted

The Whanāu Ora Community Clinic
25 Druces Road, Wiri
Auckland
SOUTH

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Walk-ins Accepted

South Seas Healthcare
14 Fair Mall Shop 9-12, Otara
Auckland 2023
SOUTH

8am - 4pm
Open 7 Days

No referrals after 3pm
Walk-ins Accepted

Here’s a list of Northland community testing centres

Northland Testing Station
Centre Details
Opening Hours
Type of Venue

51 Okara Drive
Semenoff Stadium
WHANGAREI

9am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Portacom

Dargaville
Awakino Road – Dargaville
KAIPARA

9am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Portacom at the rear of Outpatients

Kaitaia Hospital
29 Redan Road Kaitaia
FAR NORTH

9am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Whare at front of the hospital

Kerikeri - Turner Centre
43 Cobham Road
MID NORTH

9am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Portacom

Kaikohe
16 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe

8:30am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Te Runanga A Iwi Ngapuhi 

Kawakawa
Hospital Rd - Kawakawa

9am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

Portacom at Bay of Islands Hospital site

Rawene
Honey Street, behind the Hospital

10am - 2pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Dental Caravan at Hospital

What We're Fighting

Important words

All the people who were living in your fale when New Zealand went into lockdown after Alert Level 4

When people who are sick or have symptoms can be physically separated from those who are not sick.

The government’s orders to everyone to stay at home unless they need to do shopping, get medicine, exercise safely or are an essential worker

A drive in centre where you can go to get tested for the Coronavirus

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