How do I get tested for COVID-19?

COVID-19 testing in MidCentral DHB

If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the instructions below to be referred to the appropriate testing site for your locality.

Am I eligible for testing?

Community members who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or respiratory illness should follow the instructions below to be referred to a testing site where appropriate.

Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms

Testing sites in the MidCentral District

There are six designated testing sites across the MidCentral District’s localities of Palmerston North City (two sites), Horowhenua District, Ōtaki, Manawatū District and Tararua District to provide assessment and swabbing for suspected cases of COVID-19. There is a mobile testing unit available to support people who cannot access the testing sites.

How to be referred to a testing site

To be referred to a testing site:

  • Call the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number on:0800 358 5453

  • Contact your GP by phone. General Practice Teams will also able to refer patients to these sites, if required.