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13.8.2020

Updated 6pm 13 August 2020

Record testing numbers in Auckland, Central City CTC to move to Eden Park

Wednesday 12 August was a record day for testing in Auckland with more than 7,800 tests now registered by the city’s laboratories. This number continues to increase as the laboratories register and process the swabs taken yesterday. The previous Auckland record was 6,407 tests registered on 23 June.

The tests on Wednesday include 3,546 people swabbed at community testing centres (CTCs), with a similar volume taken collectively by general practices, urgent care clinics and mobile testing units.

Demand remains high today. As at 2pm, the 15 CTCs in Auckland had swabbed 2,921 people. In addition, general practices and urgent care clinics also report a busy morning. COVID-19 testing is free wherever it is provided.

Auckland health authorities continue to monitor the demand for testing closely and are working to address issues as quickly as possible.  

In the past 24 hours, nine new pop-up CTCs were opened across the city giving Auckland more testing capacity than ever before and relieving some of the pressure on the existing six CTCs and our general practices.

If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms call your doctor to find out where you should have a free test. Testing is carried out at general practices, urgent care clinics and community testing centres.  You can also seek medical advice on COVID-19 from Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

New location for Central City CTC

From 8am on Friday morning the Central City CTC currently in Eden Terrace will be located at Eden Park. The new location (in the stadium’s Bus Hub on the corner of Sandringham Road and Reimers Avenue) provides better flow and a safer environment for pedestrians seeking testing than the current Eden Terrace site.  

With good access to public transport, the Eden Park pop-up CTC will also be well set up for pedestrian ‘walk-ups’ to obtain a test.

Auckland public remain patient despite long queues

The three Auckland DHBs thank the public for their patience as they wait to be tested at our CTCs. We know people are experiencing long waits and we continue to work on ways to increase testing capacity in our region.

We encourage people with symptoms to call their local doctor to arrange a test if they can instead of visiting a CTC. All general practices and urgent care clinics provide free COVID-19 testing.

People who need to visit a CTC can help speed up the paperwork that is part of the process by bringing ID (one for every person who is being tested) and having their NHI number (if they know it) ready to give to our staff.

We also want to thank the residents and local businesses in the neighbourhoods where our CTCs are located for their patience and support. Traffic management plans are in place for each CTC and are monitored and updated, but we know the unprecedented demand for testing can impact local communities.

Stay calm, be kind, and remain vigilant.

COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRES as at 14 August 2020

 

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 CARPARK

17 Silverfield, Wairau Valley

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

Walk-in/Drive Thru

NORTH

NORTHCOTE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

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

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

CENTRAL

EDEN PARK TESTING CENTRE

Bus Hub - Cnr Sandringham Road and Reimers Avenue, Kingsland.

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

 

CENTRAL

WHITE CROSS ST LUKES ACCIDENT & URGENT MEDICAL

52 Saint Lukes Road, St Lukes

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

WEST

WHANAU HOUSE, WAIPAREIRA TRUST HENDERSON

Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

WEST

HEALTH NEW LYNN

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

Open Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 5pm

WEST

HENDERSON SPECIALTY CENTRE

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

EAST

BOTANY ROAD COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

292 Botany Road, Golflands

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 5pm

SOUTH

LOCAL DOCTORS AIRPORT OAKS

149A Kirkbride Road, Airport Oaks

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 4pm

SOUTH

THE WHANĀU ORA COMMUNITY CLINIC

25 Druces Road, Wiri

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

SOUTH

OTARA COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE

Otara Town Centre, 14 Fair Mall, Otara

Open Mon to Sun, 8am – 6pm

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

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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