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Media Release 12 August|Seven pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) opened in metropolitan Auckland this afternoon as health officials continue to boost testing capacity following four confirmed community cases of COVID-19.

The new pop-ups are located across the city, including Waiheke Island. With their addition, the public can now access testing from four permanent CTCs and nine temporary pop-ups.

NEW COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE POP-UPS (operational from the afternoon of 12 August)

Location

Centre Name

Operating Hours

Referral Process

NORTH

COAST TO COAST WELLSFORD MEDICAL CENTRE

220 Rodney Street, Wellsford

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

 

Patients to call and book an appointment

NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

Phone 09 423 8086

NORTH

COAST TO COAST WARKWORTH

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

 

Patients to call and book an appointment

NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

Phone 09 425 8585

NORTH

EVENTFINDA STADIUM/NORTH SHORE EVENTS CENTRE

17 Silverfield Lane, Wairau Valley

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

(Operational until 6pm 12/8 only)

Walk-in/Drive Thru

CENTRAL

WHITE CROSS ST LUKES ACCIDENT & URGENT MEDICAL

52 Saint Lukes Road, St Lukes

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

(Operational until 6pm 12/8 only)

EAST

BOTANY ROAD COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

292 Botany Road, Golflands

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 5pm

 

SOUTH

TAKANINI URGENT CARE

106 Great South Road, Takanini

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

WAIHEKE

WAIHEKE MEDICAL CENTRE

132 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 4pm

 

Work is underway across the health sector to stand-up additional pop-ups on Thursday morning (13 August 2020) and to increase the number of mobile testing units. Further details will be released as they become available.

Health authorities in Auckland continue to ask residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice following a positive case of COVID-19 in the city, which has seen a short term return to Alert Level 3.  Health authorities are also advising Aucklanders not to panic.

Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Lead (and Counties Manukau Health CEO) Margie Apa said Auckland communities were seeking testing in high numbers and it was essential to provide as much access as possible.

“The health sector in Auckland has prepared to be able to surge our testing capacity to respond to community transmission. As well as increasing pop-ups and mobile testing units, our labs have surged their capacity three-fold and can now analyse 7,000-8,000 swabs each day.

As at 1pm on Tuesday 12 August, more than 1,600 people had been swabbed at the four CTCs and two pop-ups in Otara and New Lynn. People can also be tested for free at general practices and urgent care clinics and these providers have also seen increased demand.

“On behalf of the Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs I want to thank the teams working around the clock to implement our surge plans.

“I also want to thank the people of Auckland who are playing their part in containing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

“I know the waits at some of our testing centres have been very long today and I also want to thank those queuing  for their patience. Our teams will get to you as soon as they can, and the whole health sector is working hard to increase testing capacity.

“If you have symptoms and are heading to a CTC, do plan for long waiting times – but please still go. It is critically important we test as many people with symptoms as possible.”

The best defense against COVID-19 is to follow the same actions we took earlier in the pandemic. Maintain good hand hygiene. If you are sick, stay home. Keep track of your movements to help us with contact tracing. Maintain physical distancing.

If you have any symptoms, please get a free test at your local doctor, Urgent Care Clinic, or at one of our Community Testing Centres. If you are unsure, call your local doctor or Healthline.  We advise that you ring ahead if you are planning to see your practice.

If you have any concerns please seek advice from Healthline or any GP on getting a free test.

The full lists of locations and hours for Community Testing Centres, pop-up Testing Centres and Urgent Care Clinics in metropolitan Auckland are below.

COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRES                           

Location

Centre Name

Operating Hours

Referral Process

NORTH

NORTHCOTE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

16-18 College Road, Northcote. Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue. Entrance via College Road.

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

Walk-in/Drive Thru

CENTRAL

EDEN TERRACE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

112 New North Road, Eden Terrace. Entrance via Ngahura Street, Grafton

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

 

WEST

WHANAU HOUSE, WAIPAREIRA TRUST HENDERSON

Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

SOUTH

THE WHANĀU ORA COMMUNITY CLINIC

25 Druces Road, Wiri

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE POP-UPS

Location

Centre Name

Operating Hours

Referral Process

NORTH

COAST TO COAST WELLSFORD MEDICAL CENTRE

220 Rodney Street, Wellsford

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

 

Patients to call and book an appointment

NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

Phone 09 423 8086

NORTH

COAST TO COAST WARKWORTH

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

 

Patients to call and book an appointment

NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

Phone 09 425 8585

NORTH

EVENTFINDA STADIUM/NORTH SHORE EVENTS CENTRE

17 Silverfield Lane, Wairau Valley

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

(Operational until 6pm 12/8 only)

Walk-in/Drive Thru

CENTRAL

WHITE CROSS ST LUKES ACCIDENT & URGENT MEDICAL

52 Saint Lukes Road, St Lukes

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

(Operational until 6pm 12/8 only)

WEST

HEALTH NEW LYNN

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

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

EAST

BOTANY ROAD COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

292 Botany Road, Golflands

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 5pm

 

SOUTH

TAKANINI URGENT CARE

106 Great South Road, Takanini

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

SOUTH

OTARA COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Otara Town Centre carpark, 14 Fair Mall, Otara

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

 

WAIHEKE

WAIHEKE MEDICAL CENTRE

132 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 4pm

 

List of Community Testing Centres

URGENT CARE CLINICS

Location

Centre Name

Address

Operating Hours

NORTH

Shorecare Smales Farm

Smales Farm 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna

24 Hours

Shorecare Northcross

948 East Coast Road, Northcross

8am - 8pm

WEST

White Cross Henderson

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

24 Hours

White Cross New Lynn

2144-2146 Great North Road, New Lynn

8am – 10pm

CENTRAL

East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) - Glen Innes

5 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes

8am – 8pm

White Cross Urgent Care & GP - Ascot 24/7

90 Green Lane East, Remuera

24 Hours

White Cross Urgent Care & GP - Lunn Ave

110 Lunn Avenue, Remuera

8am - 8pm

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - Otahuhu

15-23 Station Road, Otahuhu

8am - 10pm

Mt Roskill Medical & Surgical Centre

445 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill

8am - 8pm

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - St Lukes

52 Saint Lukes Road, Mount Albert

8am - 8pm

White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - Ponsonby

202 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

8am - 8pm

EAST

East Care

260 Botany Road, Golflands

Open 24 Hours

Local Doctors Dawson

124 Dawson Road, Flat Bush

8am -8pm

SOUTH

East Tamaki Healthcare Mangere Town Centre

10 Waddon Place, Mangere

8am -8pm

Local Doctors Weymouth

235 Browns Road, Manurewa

8am -8pm

Local Doctors Otara

3 Watford Street Otara

8am -11pm

Takanini Urgent Care

106 Great South Road, Takanini

8am -8pm

Counties Urgent Care (Papakura)

6-18 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura

8am -10pm

Urgent Care Franklin

149 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

8am -8pm

 

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