If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. a fever, new or worsening cough, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, sneezing and running nose), please take a RAT test at home and remain isolated until your symptoms have significantly improved, or your isolation period has ended.
If you believe that you are eligible for antiviral treatment for COVID-19 and your RAT test is negative, phone the clinic on 09 4138562 to arrange a PCR testing appointment.
If you have been told to have a PCR by a Health Official, please phone the clinic on 09 4138562 to arrange and appointment for this.
If You Test Positive
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate at home, and there is information on how to do this safely here. You can call 0800 OUR MIQ (0800 687 647) if you need further assistance. All of your household members should RAT test daily for five days.
Most people with COVID-19 — especially if they are fully vaccinated and boosted — are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will be fine to recover at home. We will contact patients who are at a high risk of complications of COVID-19 should they report that they have tested positive. Ministry of Health advice is that we must focus our efforts on supporting high risk patients and not to use government funding to contact patients who are able to self-manage their symptoms. However, if you need advice on how to treat your symptoms or have worsening symptoms, please call us on 09 4138562 or Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If you, or a person you are caring for develops difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, fainting or becomes unconscious, call 111 immediately.
Medicines to treat COVID-19 are available for people who are at risk of developing serious illness and for some people who have tested positive for COVID-19. Please contact us if you think you may be eligible for these medicines.
Reliable information about vaccination can be found in the following links:
Where to get your COVID-19 vaccination
We are unable to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at this practice. Please book online at bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz.