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Southern - COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

Community Health Service, COVID-19 Testing

Covid-19 testing

Community Testing Centre

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.

Services Provided

Community COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre

Screening and prevention

  • COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing Centre


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

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This page was last updated at 2:49PM on November 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern - COVID-19 Community Testing Centres.