COVID-19 TESTING

The Doctors Napier, 30 Munroe Street, is the Napier Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 and require a Covid-19 swab, whether you have been referred by your GP, Healthline or self-referral, testing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call us to book a time slot for your swab.

We also have Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) available for you to take home. Collection of these RAT kits are also done BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call us to book a time slot for collection.

To book a Covid-19 swab or a time slot to collect a RAT kit please call - 06) 650 4000

 

You will receive a call from our team to assess you and book you in for your appointment. 

​If you are self-referring or have been told to present by Healthline you MUST phone us first. 

The Direct Phone Line dedicated for Covid-19 testing is 06 650 4000  or free phone 0800 TEST 19 (8378 19)

(please be aware in busy periods, your call may not be returned until the following day.  If you are needing urgent attention please contact your usual healthcare provider)

If you subsequently need to be seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner, it is important to follow directions as to where to present at the Napier Clinic.  We are working hard to keep respiratory and non-respiratory patients separated.

MANAGING A POSITIVE RESULT

You've tested positive for Covid-19, now what?

  • You will receive a phone call from either your GP, testing centre or the local public health unit if your Covid-19 test result comes back positive.

  • If you are not notified by your GP or testing centre, you will also receive a call from someone at your local public health unit who will discuss further details and options for isolation and support for your everyday needs.

  • Please answer your phone if you can. If you miss the original phone call(s), you may receive a text message asking you to contact the local public health team to discuss your result.

  • Now that there is a higher rate of vaccination in Aotearoa New Zealand, most people who are COVID-19 positive will have mild symptoms which can easily be managed at home. 95% people who are COVID-19 positive won't need to go hospital.

  • If you do not hear from your local public health unit within 24 hours of receiving your positive result, please call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5443 (24 hours, 7 days per week).

COVID-19 RESOURCES

  • If you are having trouble breathing call 111 immediately

  • For the Ministry of Health's latest official COVID-19 update - click here

  • For NZ Government information on uniting against COVID-19 and how we can slow the spread - click here

  • Phone us on 06 650 4000 or Healthline if you have or had a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath? 

  • For Mental Health Support call or text 1737

Sponsored Data

The Ministry of Health have developed an Initiative that allows public to access key health sector websites via mobile phone without incurring data usage charges. 

Customers of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees users can now access 11 health websites and two health portals from their mobile, without using any data! Even when you have no data you'll be able to access sites like:

  • covid19.govt.nz

  • health.govt.nz

  • healthnavigator.org.nz

  • mentalhealth.org.nz

  • depression.org.nz

  • thelowdown.co.nz

  • allright.org.nz

  • managemyhealth.co.nz

All mobile data charges for these websites will be charged back to the Ministry of Health until June 2021. The number of sponsored websites will increase over time.

 

Read the full story here

 

HOW TO REPORT YOUR RAT RESULT

You should report the results of your rapid antigen test (RAT) if you test positive or negative. You can do this online through My Covid Record or by calling the helpline.

If you return a positive result, you need to report the results. There are two ways to do this.

You can report it online through your MyCovidRecord.nz account.

You can also report your result by calling 0800 222 478 and selecting option 3.

- You can call any time between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.

- If you need to report at RAT result for someone under the age of 12, you will need to do this over the phone.

For help or more information click here

 

TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM

At Green, there is limited community transmission, and our health system is ready to respond. Learn what we all need to do.

At Green, everything can be open. Remember — being vaccinated will give you greater protection.

Many businesses and venues can choose to open with no restrictions on numbers if they follow My Vaccine Pass requirements. If they choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.

You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic lights. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms.

You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care. 

Get your My Vaccine Pass here

TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM

Napier and the wider Hawkes Bay Region is currently at ORANGE.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. 

At Orange, people can continue to do everyday activities. There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. But you can go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places.

Most businesses can open with no restrictions on numbers if they choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, and only allow people with My Vaccine Pass to enter.

If they choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.

You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic lights. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms.

You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care. 

TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM

At Red, we need to take action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19. 

There are restrictions on where we can go at Red. But there are also everyday things that everyone can do. You can meet friends and whānau inside and outside, go shopping, access healthcare, attend school and travel.

Being vaccinated will give you greater protection.

You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic lights. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms.

You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care.