Covid Testing Service Now Available:

Last Updated: 25/08/2020

Are you Eligible?

If you answer Yes to one of the below questions, you are eligible to be tested by us for FREE.

CLINICAL CRITERIA:

  • Do you have high fever measured above 38.0 degrees or are shivering and sweating? Y/N

  • Do you have a recent cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath?  Y/N

  • Do you have a runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of taste or sense of smell? Y/N

                                        OR

HIGH INDEX OF SUSPICION CRITERIA:

In last 14 days have you:

  • had contact with a confirmed or probable case Y/N

  • had international travel Y/N

  • had direct contact with a person who has traveled overseas (eg Customs and Immigration staff, staff at quarantine/isolation facilities) Y/N

  • worked on an international aircraft or shipping vessel Y/N

  • cleaned at an international airport or maritime port in areas/conveniences visited by international arrivals Y/N

      

    or

  • any other criteria requested by the local Medical Officer of Health 

“If you were at one of these places at these dates and times there is a small possibility that you may have been exposed, and so you are considered to be a casual contact. It is advised that you self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health.  Bay of Plenty & Lakes

Please click the below link to check if you are a possible CASUAL CONTACT.

https://www.toiteora.govt.nz/news_and_events/id/1703

Answered Yes to any of the above Question?

  • Call us on 0800374254 to confirm your COVID 19 Testing.

  • Wear a Mask.

  • Drive to the below Location

  • Stay in your car for our health care professional team member to access you.

Answered No but Still Want to be Tested for travel or Employment reasons?

Please do not enter the practice if you have any cold or flu like symptoms as this puts our other patients and health staff at risk.

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Long term regular testing is available at the following locations:

Drop in: 

Wednesday 6-8:30pm Community Centre Car Park, 242 Welcome Bay Road

Thursday 6-8:30pm Hartford Avenue Reserve, Papamoa

Friday 6-8:30pm Merivale Community Centre, 10 Kesteven Ave, Parkvale

Please wait for our member of staff to attend to you in your car. Please keep your mask on and stay in your car at all times.

Thank you :)

 

Fax:     +64 9 355 0508

Emailadmin@epichealth.nz

EDI:      epicheal

Phone: 0800 EPIC KIWI

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 111

for private patients

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