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Community Testing Centres remain in place in Coromandel and Hamilton

Community Testing Centres remain in place in Coromandel and Hamilton

Posted August 24, 2021
Health

Media Release: Waikato DHB

Community Testing Centres remain in place in Coromandel and Hamilton with updated hours below: Waikato DHB

Coromandel – Coromandel Town car park

Woollams Avenue, Coromandel Township

10am – 1pm today, 9am – 4pm, Wednesday – Friday

Hamilton – Claudelands Events Centre

Gate 3, Entrance off Brooklyn Road

10am – 6pm today, additional hours for this week will be confirmed later today (check our website or Healthpoint)

Hamilton – Founders Theatre car park

Entrance off Norton Road

8am – 4pm, 7 days a week

The Tokoroa pop-up Community Testing Centre is now closed as the initial surge in demand for tests has been met. However, testing is available at the following locations:

Tokoroa Family Health

Tokoroa Hospital

8.30am - 5pm

Call the clinic on 07 886 5431 to make a booking in advance.

Tokoroa Medical Centre

35-75 Maraetai Rd, Tokoroa

8.30am - 5pm

Call the clinic on 07 886 8777 to make a booking in advance.

Update on COVID-19 testing in the Waikato DHB region

On Monday 23 August:

• 45 COVID-19 tests were taken at the Coromandel testing centre.

• 252 COVID-19 tests were taken at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton.

• 261 COVID-19 tests were taken at the Founders testing centre in Hamilton.

Across the broader Waikato DHB region, 1350 tests were processed on Monday 23 August by the Waikato DHB lab.

General practices across the region continue to test enrolled patients and there is a network of designated practices testing both enrolled and unenrolled patients. In Thames-Coromandel, these practices are:

• Coromandel Family Health

• Thames Medical Centre

• Whangamata Medical Centre

• Mercury Bay Medical Centre

• Paeora Medical Centre

• Waihi Family Doctors

• Waihi Health

• Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki in Thames and Whitianga.

The DHB continues to closely monitor the situation and is ensuring additional testing capacity is available if needed. An up-to-date list of COVID-19 testing options can be found at the Healthpoint website.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms and are concerned about your risk of COVID-19, please ring Healthline (0800 358 5453). They will tell you if you need to be tested and what to do next.

• It is free to get a COVID-19 test

• GPs are able to provide assessment and testing – please phone your practice first

• Please do not turn up to your GP without an appointment

• After hours, you can be seen at an urgent care clinic

• It’s recommended you take your NHI number with you, which can speed up the timeframe to receive your test results.