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Whanganui COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

Community Health Service, COVID-19 Testing

Covid-19 testing

Community Testing Centre

This is a drive-in/walk-in service. There is no charge and no need for an appointment.

Testing for Travel Swabs are completed by the Whanganui Accident and Medical Clinic as there is a cost involved with this.

Testing also available Living Waters Medical during weekdays : Living Waters Medical • Healthpoint

Please call 06 348 1300 to make a booking for your swab prior to flying out of NZ.

Covid testing hours

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat – Sun8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The community-based assessment centre (CBAC) on the Whanganui hospital campus is open 8am to 3:00pm on Monday to Friday and 8am to 12pm Saturday and Sunday. This service is provided with a drive through tent or walk in.

You can find the CBAC by taking Entrance 1 into the hospital and turning right through the car parks. Follow the signage to the tent where you will be seen and assessed by the nurses.

For after hours service, call Whanganui Accident and Medical (WAM) on 06 3481300. They are located on the hospital grounds beside the Emergency Department and their hours are 8am to 9pm 7 days a week. Alternatively after these hours please present to the Emergency Department.

If you are visiting your general practice and it’s more convenient to be assessed there, this is also an option. Please make contact with them. 



Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).



Contact Details

Whanganui Hospital


Phone (06) 348 1234 General or Patient Enquiries

Outpatient Appointments: ph (06) 348 1267

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (06) 348 1234

100 Heads Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

100 Heads Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4540

This page was last updated at 9:51AM on September 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui COVID-19 Community Testing Centres.