Community based assessment centres (CBACS) are local testing facilities where you can get assessed and tested for COVID-19.
It is preferable if you make an appointment to be assessed for testing and testing is free of charge. You can read advice on symptoms of COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health here.
(Video produced by Raukura Hauora o Tainui and presented by Dr Mataroria Lyndon via Procare Health)
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CBAC locations and operating hours
Please note these are subject to change
(Updated 24 July 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.
|Team Medical||1 Coastlands Parade, Paraparaumu||2.00pm - 5.00pm||Mon-Sat||By Appointment|
|Wellington After Hours||17 Adelaide Road, Newtown||10.00am - 2.00pm||Mon-Fri||By Appointment|
|10.00am - 2.00pm||Sat - Sun|
|Cannons Creek (for all Ora Toa patients and anyone living in Eastern Porirua including Ascot Park and|
|Ora Toa Cannon Creek Medical Centre, 178 Bedford Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua||9.00am – 3.00pm||Mon-Fri||By Appointment.|
|Closed - Mobile service operating||Sat/Sun|
|Kāpiti, Kenepuru, Wellington and Porirua Mobile Teams||By 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 through the COVID Centre Referrals numbers 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 Central||729 High St, Lower Hutt||1.15pm – 3.15pm & 5.30pm - 10.00pm||Mon-Fri||Walk In or By Appointment|
|8.30 am – 10.00 pm||Sat/Sun||By Appointment|
|Wainuiomata||Adjacent to Whai Oranga Health||1.00pm – 3.00pm||Mon-Fri||Walk In or By Appointment|
|Upper Hutt ||Christian Fellowship Centre 51 Lane Street, Upper Hutt||10.00am - 12.00pm||Wed-Fri||Walk In or By Appointment|
|Hutt Valley Mobile||10.00am – 4.00pm||By Appointment|
Wairarapa DHB CBACs: For up-to-date details of CBACs in the Wairarapa see COVID-19 information their website .
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.