Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
Please view the Ministry of Health website for information on who should get assessed for a test and how testing works.
RATs are the recommended method to test for the general public.
General practice and urgent care clinics still do PCR testing if required as part of their diagnostic and care approach.
RATs Community Collection Site
List of RATs Community Collection sites
Pre-order is no longer required.
RATs and PCR Testing sites:
The testing service will determine which test (RAT or PCR) is best for you. Please read the information in the Covid-19 Testing yellow box at the top of each service's page for instructions on how to access testing and for testing hours (they may differ to a service's standard hours, if they are a GP practice).
- Check if your GP practice is providing COVID-19 testing.
- Many GP practices are testing both enrolled and casual patients:
- You can visit a Community Testing Centre
Full list of COVID-19 testing services that anyone can access (GP practices, Urgent Care clinics and Community Testing Centres ).
The REACH RAT Requestor line (the Assisted Channel) 0800222478 can provide support to priority and vulnerable groups and others needing additional information and assistance to source RATs, including delivery if necessary.
Assisted RATs for priority populations
Priority and vulnerable populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.
See list of services: Assisted RATs for priority populations
COVID-19 test for international travel
List of services providing COVID-19 testing for international travel. Check with the service as if it is a GP practice, it may only be offering this service to enrolled patients.