With future times subject to change with needs of the community, ongoing dates for all COVID-19 Assessment services will be kept up to date on this page. Before you visit, please check there for updates on times and dates.
The mobile Pop Ups provide a Kaupapa Māori mobile service to ensure small and rural communities have accessible COVID-19 assessment; and incorporates wrap around services. The drive-throughs have been set up by Te Puna Ora o Mataatua (TPOOM) and Eastern Bay PHA (EBPHA) with support from Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), in collaboration with local iwi in each area.
The process will assess, test (if needed) and manage people with potential COVID-19 symptoms while minimising risk of transmission and ensuring wrap around services are also offered. TPOOM is providing Whanau Ora support with resources, information and support ranging from information about hygiene and isolation through to hardship and emotional support.
All patients with the following symptoms are eligible to be seen at the drive-thru facility:
• Shortness of Breath
• Sore Throat
• Runny Nose
All symptoms can be with or without fever. If you have your NHI number, please bring this with you. If you are unsure if you meet the eligibility, please call your General Practice or Healthline for advice.
All patients are required to arrive at the drive-thru assessment centre in a vehicle, only with people within your bubble. Those who don’t have access to a vehicle, contact the Te Puna Ora Covid-19 support line on 0800 MATAATUA (628228) and press 9 for their dedicated line. Pop-Up drive-through COVID assessment clinics are continuing in Eastern Bay of Plenty, as popups across Mataatua, and at regular sites in Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Puna Ora o Mataatua are proud to be a part of this in partnership with the Eastern Bay of Plenty PHA and with support from the BOPDHB.