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Southern - COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

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    Community COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre
    Screening and prevention
    Covid-19 testing

    Community based testing is done by general practice in the Southern region. There are no drop-in community-based testing centres or pop up testing sites at present.   

    People in Otago or Southland seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 VIRUS 19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice.  If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don’t have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whānau safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

    Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested. If you don't have a GP, or your GP does not offer COVID-19 tests, you can be tested at a designated practice. Call 0800VIRUS19 / 0800 847 8719 to be arrange testing.

    0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre (0800 847 8719)

    8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 4.00pm, Weekends and Holidays

    Covid-19 testing is FREE  for everyone.