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Criteria applies, see below for more information, dates and times.

By keeping up-to-date testing records of people without symptoms, we can reduce the chance of lockdown in the EBOP if more COVID-19 cases occur. There's no stand down period for surveillance testing, so your staff can continue working with peace of mind. Contact us by phone or email to find out more.

We are testing people without symptoms. If you have respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, fever or runny nose, contact your GP or Healthline to organise assessment.

If you're looking for information on COVID-19 vaccinations, click here.

Testing Dates and Locations:

This is subject to change. Please check this page for the latest times and dates.

Fixed location:

WHAKATĀNE

Saturday September 18
10am-4pm

Monday September 20, Wednesday September 22, Friday September 24, Saturday September 25
10am-4pm

Med Central Portacom - 52B King Street, Whakatāne

Types of Testing

Different kinds of testing can be available through your GP, pathlab, and through our mobile testing service.

Casual contact testing: If you've been to these locations of interest during the times and dates mentioned, you can be tested free through our mobile testing service. See here for a full list of COVID-19 symptoms.

Symptomatic testing: If you have symptoms please call your GP for them to assess and test you. If you don't have a GP, call us to discuss your situation on 0800 628 228 option 9.

Non-symptomatic/surveillance testing: Testing people without symptoms is available free at our mobile sites, no bookings required.

Group testing: This can be requested through our phone line - simply call 0800 MATAATUA or email to enquire.

Repatriation testing: Testing before travel overseas is available however this is not funded. Tests are $200 inc GST through our mobile site and must be paid in advance.

You can book by email - click here. Repatriation testing is also available through pathlab.

Mobile Services

We can provide a range of mobile services including testing, health assessments and vaccinations as capacity allows. In some cases these services can be free. For more information about this contact us on mobile.health@tpoom.co.nz

Whānau Ora

Our testing sites have a kaupapa Māori approach and come with wrap around whānau ora services.

We can provide resources, information and support on site, ranging from information about hygiene and isolation through to hardship, kai, and emotional support. This is a tough time for our community so it's important to consider and meet all needs of whānau when possible.

Partnerships

The assessment centres 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.

We deliver a kaupapa Māori and equity model in conjunction with Pahi Tahi in the Western Bay of Plenty operated by The Centre for Health.

Where We Have Been

We are grateful for the support of hapū and Iwi around Mataatua and the manaaki they have provided our team when we have visited their pieces of paradise.

To date, our mobile pop-ups visits have included businesses, community groups and public locations including Te Waimana, Rūātoki, Murupara, Waikaremoana, Ruatāhuna, Tāneatua, Te Teko, Matatā, Edgecumbe, Whakatāne, Rotomā, Poroporo, Whakatane Holiday Park, Cutler Crescent, Ngongotaha, & Okere Falls.

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