If you are displaying flu-like symptoms or have recently traveled, you NEED TO PHONE HEALTHLINE FIRST: 0800 358 5453


The local Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) will be at the Raetihi Community Space, 42 Seddon Street, Raetihi.

When it’s open, the CBAC will be for assessment and swabbing if you think you may have COVID-19. This is not a place for treatment or vaccinations i.e. influenza – you need to contact a general practice or doctor or pharmacy for these.

In the meantime; please contact Ruapehu Health Ltd on 06 385 4211.


The Waikato DHB has set up a Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) at the Taumarunui Hospital.

Available 9am-3pm every day. This centre is for assessment and swabbbing if you think you have COVID-19.


Swabbing is by appointment only and must come through the dedicated Healthline number: 0800 3585453.

The Taupō testing facility is in a central location, which will be provided to you when you call Healthline’s 0800 number.

In Turangi, staff at Pihanga Clinic are providing testing for people who meet the case definition.


The community-based assessment centre (CBAC) is open from 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday at Taihape Health.
They will be screening patients with respiratory symptoms for Covid-19. If you meet the criteria (symptoms and contact history) you will be swabbed. The nurses will assess you in your car under the white marquee. Patients with respiratory symptoms are asked not to enter the general practise.

PLEASE PHONE AHEAD TO THE CBAC LINE – 0272205136 if you are concerned that you may have had contact with a person at risk of Covid-19 OR if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhoea and vomiting.


A community-based assessment centre (CBAC) for possible coronavirus COVID-19 cases has opened in the grounds of Whanganui Hospital. The assessment centre is to the right of the hospital’s main public carpark as people drive in. The service is free and is open from 8am to 9pm, seven days a week.

People who have returned from overseas or have been in close contact with someone who has returned from overseas, or who are feeling unwell, have the symptoms of high temperature, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or are concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19, can go to the assessment centre.

There they will be assessed and, if necessary, a swab will be taken for testing.

Other assessment centres have opened at Gonville Health and Te Oranganui to serve their local communities.

More to come…


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