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Otara COVID-19 Testing Station


04 April 2020


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The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Testing Station has been set up to test anyone who have symptoms of COVID-19 and people who have travelled overseas in the last two weeks or think they have been exposed to COVID-19.

The testing station is for testing only and will not be providing medical care or assessment. If you are feeling unwell call your doctor for an appointment or contact Healthline free on 0800 611 116 if you don’t have a family doctor for advice.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a recently discovered coronavirus.

The most common symptoms include a fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Some people who become infected don't develop any symptoms or feel unwell.

The severity of Covid-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe.

Symptoms of COVID-19

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. However, infections with mild symptoms such as cold-like symptoms or no symptoms are likely, but it’s not known how common this is.

South Auckland Testing Stations

Communities have access to Community Testing Centres across the country.

South Auckland Community Assessment Centres below:

MANGERE: Local Doctors Airport Oaks, 149a Kirkbride Road

TAKANINI: Takanini Convid Tsting Centre, 106 Great South Road

PUKEKOHE: Pukekohe Family Health Centre, 10 West Street

WIRI: The Whanau Ora Community Clinic, 25 Druces Road

OTARA: South Seas Healthcare, 14 Fair Mall

Otara Testing Station Hours of operation

Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday and Sunday – 8.00am to 4.00pm

What to do when you arrive

If you drive in, stay in your car and wait. A staff member will let you know when it is your turn.

People walking to the testing station need to adhere to the physical distancing rule; you must be at least two metres away from anyone else, with no hugging, kissing, hand shaking or any form of physical contact.

Basic measures to protect yourself and those in your bubble

  • Cough or sneeze into your crooked elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds) and dry thoroughly.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, hugging, handshakes and sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs, remote controls, fridge handles and computer keyboards.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.

Be Kind

Treat people with respect. Remember to replace a handshake with a smile, wave or a nod and avoid public gatherings, restrict using public transport and isolate yourself from large crowds. The goal is to avoid a large-scale community spread of the virus.

Further advice

Anyone struggling with the lockdown is advised to call or text 1737 to discuss any mental health issues.

Keep checking the Unite against COVID-19 website www.covid19.govt.nz to get the latest information and advice from the Government.

Call the dedicated Healthline number for COVID-19 health advice and information on 0800 358 5453 if you have Covid-19 symptoms or you have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19. It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If it’s a medical emergency, including chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding or bleeding that won’t stop, sudden weakness or difficulty talking, fainting or unconsciousness, call 111.

Call your GP before your visit. Do not turn up without letting anybody know you are coming in advance. This puts yourself and others at risk.

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South Seas Healthcare

Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017

Clinic opening hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Public Holidays: CLOSED 

For After Hours Weekend and Holidays:

East Tamaki Healthcare, 160 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 274 3414

and East Care Health, 260 Botany Road, Botany      
Phone: 09 277 1516

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Easy booking is now available to all our registered patients, simply click the button below:

 *Easy booking is for non-urgent GP or Nurse Appointments, if you require an extended appointment or other services e.g. driver's medical please call our reception team. 

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