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List Of Designated Practices For COVID-19 Testing Released, New Rosedale Pop-Up

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing. The 43 designated practices are general practices where members of the public can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 …

Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing.

The 43 designated practices are general practices where members of the public can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test without needing to be enrolled.

Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Lead (and Counties Manukau Health CEO) Margie Apa said the city’s three DHBs and seven PHOs are working tirelessly to increase public access to testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

“If you have cold or flu-like symptoms and are enrolled with a GP we strongly encourage you to call your doctor to arrange a test,” Ms Apa said.

“We know many people are not enrolled – they can obtain a free test at any of our urgent care clinics or designated practices.”

With a new pop-up opening in Rosedale on Saturday 14 August, there will be 17 CTCs open in metropolitan Auckland this weekend, providing essential surge testing capacity.

The Rosedale CTC is located at Northcare Accident and Medical, 5 Home Place, Rosedale and is open Monday to Sunday from 8am – 5pm.

“We know many people are experiencing long queues at our CTCs as our communities continue to seek testing in unprecedented numbers.” Ms Apa says.

“Where possible, please help us relieve some of this pressure by choosing a general practice or urgent care clinic for your test instead of attending a CTC.

“If a CTC is the best option for you, there are ways you can speed up the testing process. Take your NHI number with you and a form of ID. Please only come to a CTC if you have symptoms, and wear a mask and gloves. Our CTC staff will test you as soon as they can.

“I want to thank the public for their patience at our CTCs and to acknowledge our primary care sector for the work they are doing at CTCs, general practices and urgent care clinics. They continue to be the frontline of the pandemic response in Auckland.”

By 4pm today (Friday 14 August) our laboratories had registered over 10,000 tests taken on Wednesday and over 8,100 tests taken on Thursday. Those numbers continue to grow.

Help us manage demand at our Community Testing Centres:

  • Take your NHI number with you and a form of ID – this will speed up your testing.
  • Please only come to a CTC if you have symptoms, and wear a mask and gloves
  • Be prepared for a long wait – you may want to bring water and food.
  • Rest assured that our CTC staff are working hard test you as soon as they can.
  • Thank you for your patience as we work together to respond to this outbreak.

For advice on where to go for your test, call your local doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

The list of designated practices in Auckland is below.

For the up to date information on testing locations in Auckland visit

The Northland and metro Auckland DHBs (Counties Manukau, Waitematā and Auckland DHBs) are operating a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC).

List of designated practices in Auckland as at 14 August

DHB Area Practice Name  Practice Address & Ph. Opening hours for swabbing  Patient booking and general practice referral information 
Auckland Health New Lynn 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4pm Phone: (09) 827 8888, Walk-in Ok
Counties Manukau Otara Family & Christian Health Centre 5/120 East Tamaki Rd, Otara Mall  Mon – Fri 2pm – 5pm, Sat, 8am – 12pm Patients to make appointment (09) 274 6654, or message chatbox on website; No walk-ins
Counties Manukau Pokeno Family Health 31 Great South Rd, Pokeno  Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm Patients: (09) 558 1294, Walk-ins Ok
Counties Manukau Papatoetoe Family Doctors 2/65 St George St, Health Hub, Papatoetoe. Note entrance is through driveway between 61 and 59 St George Street. Mon – Fri 9am – 3.30pm Patients: (09) 278 2578 No walk-ins
Counties Manukau The Doctors Middlemore 215 Massey Rd, Mangere East Mon – Sun 8am – 6pm Patients: (09) 275 9977 Walk-ins Ok
Auckland Onehealth General Practice and Urgent Care  122 Remuera Road, Newmarket Mon – Sun 8am – 7pm Patients: (09) 522 2800 for a booked appointment, No GP referral required
Auckland Whitecross CityMed  8 Albert Street, Auckland Mon – Fri 8am – 5.30pm  Phone ahead, Patients: (09) 377 5525,
Auckland Queen Street Doctors. (Mills Lane entrance)

87 Queen Street, Auckland Central

(09) 373 4055

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm  Patient to book appointments Ph: (09) 307 1367. No walk-ins
Waitematā Peninsula Medical Centre  382 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula Mon – Fri 9am – 4:30pm, Sat 13/8 9am – 1pm Patients: (09) 834 6300, Walk-ins OK
Counties Manukau Bakerfield Medical and Urgent Care  16A Bakerfield Place, Manukau Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 1pm Phone: (09) 263 7770/ 027 291 3442/ 021 0898 5464 Email:, Walk in ok
Waitematā The Doctors Waimauku  6 Waimauku Station Road, Waimauku Mon, Wed, Fri 8am – 5pm, Tue, Thurs 8am – 6pm, Sat 8.30am – 12pm

Patient: text 027 381 4209 or

(09) 411 8094

Auckland Stoddard Road Medical  223 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm, Sat 1pm – 4pm  Patients: (09) 621 0387 and ask for a Covid appointment, No walk-ins
Auckland Freemans Bay Medical Centre  100 Wellington Street, Freemans Bay Mon – Fri afternoon clinic  Patients: (09) 378 6653, No walk-ins
Auckland Westgate Medical Centre  13E Maki Street, Westgate Mon – Sun 8am – 5pm

GP referral – 021 108 4867

Fax: (09) 833 3135, Walk-ins OK

Waitematā The Doctors Red Beach  9/42 Red Beach Road, Red Beach Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm, Sun 16/8 10am – 2pm Patients: By Appointment ONLY by calling 09 427 9130 or by email
Auckland The Doctors Onehunga  73 Church Street, Onehunga Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4pm, Sat 15/8 8.30am – 5pm Patients: (09) 634 5184 for appointment
Counties Manukau Turuki Healthcare Mangere

2/32 Canning Crescent, Mangere

(09) 275 5788

Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 1pm Patients: 0800 493 552
Counties Manukau Counties Medical LP – Papakura

6-18 O’Shannessey Street, Papakura

(09) 299 9380

Mon – Sun 9am – 9pm  Patients: Walk-in and will be triaged by Registered Nurse
Counties Manukau The Doctors Ti Rakau  316 Ti Rakau Drive, Burswood Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm  Patients: (09) 273 8980, Walk-ins OK
Counties Manukau Botany Medical & Urgent Care  2 Market Square Botany Town Centre, East Tamaki Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm  Patients: (09) 280 1790, Walk-ins OK
Auckland Manukau Family Doctors A&M  597 Great South Road, Manukau Mon – Fri 2pm – 5pm  Patients: (09) 277 5777, Walk-ins OK
Auckland Mt Eden 575

575 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden

(09) 623 4599

Mon – Fri 2pm – 4pm Patients: 027 383 9478, No walk-ins
Counties Manukau Karaka Family Health  7/71 Hingaia Road, Karaka Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 2pm  Patients: (09) 282 5999 or 021 183 1191, Walk-ins OK
Auckland St Heliers Medical Centre

10 Turua Street Pimlico Building, St Heliers

(09) 575 9491

Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm, 1.30pm – 4pm  By appointment please and GP Referrals only. No walk-ins
Waitematā Northcare

5 Home Place, Rosedale

(09) 479 7770

Mon – Sun 8am- 6pm Drive Thru OK
Counties Manukau The Airport Doctors 3/400 George Bolt Memorial Drive, Mangere Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm Patients call (09) 256 8655 and wait in car
Auckland The Auckland City Doctors

415 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

(09) 280 3555

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Patients call (09) 280 3555 and wait in car
Counties Manukau Beachlands Medical Centre 129 Beachlands Road, Beachlands Mon – Fri 8.15am – 4.45pm Call first (09) 536 6006
Auckland Otahuhu Family Medical centre 507 Great South Road, Otahuhu Mon – Fri 9am – 4:30pm Call first (09) 276 0444

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