To access COVID-19 testing, call 0800 VIRUS 19. For up-to-date information on COVID-19: Click Here

Where to get help: COVID-19 testing in the Southern district

0800 VIRUS19 call centre continues to operate
COVID-19 testing available through general practice


General practices are delivering COVID-19 testing across the Southern region.

If you think you need to be tested, call your practice first. See list of practices and designated practices below.

Or dial our Call Centre on 0800 VIRUS19. (0800 847 8719)

You may be asked assessment questions to see you meet Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 criteria. If testing is required, you will be directed to the most appropriate location for testing.

Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

Call Healthline for health advice 0800 358 5453.

Designated Practices 

Designated practices are general practices that will see and test you, whether or not you are enrolled with that practice.

If you are an enrolled patient at a designated practice, you can continue to attend as you normally would.

Remember, it is important to always call first.

Designated Practices

 -       Alexandra Family Medical

-        Aspiring Medical Centre/Wanaka Medical Centre (Wanaka)

-       Cromwell Medical Centre

-       Fiordland Medical Centre (Te Anau)

-       Health Central Ltd

-       He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre (Invercargill)

-       Junction Health (Cromwell/Central Otago)

-       Kurow Medical (Kurow/Waitaki)

-       Mosgiel Health Centre (Mosgiel/Tieri)

-       Queenstown Medical  

-       Te Kāika (Dunedin)

-        Wakatipu Medical Centre


General Practices Testing for COVID-19

A number of general practices in the region are providing their usual care as well as testing for COVID-19. If you are enrolled with one of these practices this might be the right place for you to be tested. Again, you may notice that patients there for COVID-19 testing and patients attending for other appointments are seen separately.

Call your own practice first.

 -       Albany Street Medical Centre

-       Alexandra Family Medical

-       Amity Health Centre

-       Aurora Health Centre

-       Bester McKay Family Doctors

-       Bluff Community Medical Trust

-       Broadway Medical Centre

-       Catherine Street Medical Centre

-       Catlins Medical Centre

-       Caversham Medical Centre

-       Central Medical Oamaru

-       Clutha Health First

-       Clutha Health First General Practice

-       Cromwell Family Practice

-       Cromwell Medical Centre

-       Doctors Adam & Cleveland

-       Dr Johri’s Practice

-       Dunedin North Medical Centre

-       Dunedin South Medical Centre

-       East Otago Health

-       Gardens Medical Centre

-       Gordon Road Medical Centre

-       Gore Health Centre

-       Gore Medical Centre

-       Green Island Family Health Care

-       Green Island Medical Centre

-       HealthCentral Ltd.

-       Helensburgh Medical Centre

-       Invercargill Medical Centre

-       Lawrence Medical Centre

-       Lumsden Medical Centre

-       Maori Hill Clinic

-       Mataura Medical Centre

-       Milton Health Centre

-       Mornington Health Centre

-       Musselburgh Medical Centre

-       North End Health Centre

-       Oamaru Doctors

-       Otautau Health Centre

-       Pitt Street Medical

-       Queens Park General Practice

-       Queenstown Medical Centre

-       Ranfurly Medical Centre

-       Roslyn Health Centre

-       Roxburgh Medical Centre

-       South City Medical Centre

-       Tuatapere Medical Centre

-       Vercoe Brown and Associates

-       Victoria Avenue Medical Centre

-       Wakatipu Medical Centre

-       Wanaka Medical Centre

-       Waverley Health

-       West Otago Health

-       Whitestone Family Practice

-       Winton Medical Services


Practices NOT Testing for COVID-19

These practices are not conducting COVID-19 testing but are still open for their patients.

-       Community Support Medical Centre

-       Glengarry Medical Centre

-       Harbour Health Port Chalmers

-       Meridian Medical Centre

-       Mountain Lakes Medical

-       Otago Peninsula Medical Centre

-       Outram Medical Centre

-       Riverton Medical Centre

-       Servants Health Centre

-       South Hill Medical Centre

-       Waihopai Health Services

-       Waikiwi Medical Centre