09 479 7770

Northshore Approved COVID-19 Testing

Step 1) If this will be your first visit to Northcare, please click the ‘Register‘ button to enter your details. 

(This  is so we have your contact details for the Covid Test)

If you are an enrolled patient, skip to Step 2

* Pre-departure travel testing: the Chinese Embassy has updated its requirements for travel to China. From 10/12/20, passengers must complete one COVID PCR swab test and one COVID IgM antibody blood test. Both these tests are available at Northcare. Blood tests must be pre-booked. It is recommended that pre-departure tests are undertaken 72 hours from when the result is required (not the flight departure time). A government fee applies for all Covid tests required for travel purposes.

(a) Please register your details online using the link above

(b) Email a copy of your passport photo page to reception@northcare.nz

(c) then phone us on (09)479-7770 to arrange payment and an appointment time for your blood test.

Step 2) Drive-through swab testing open 7 days, 8am–5pm. No appointment necessary for swabbing.

(Note: bookings are essential for the COVID IgM blood test, which is required only if travelling to China – please see above)

5 Home Place, Rosedale, Northshore


Step 3) Follow signage to testing booth in lower carpark.


Step 4) Ministry of Health will contact you with your results. Most results are back within 48 hours.*

*Please note that Labtests cannot guarantee timeframes for results.


Step 5) Our Urgent Care/GP clinic is open 8am-6.30pm, 7 days including public holidays.

Check out our website for information about other services we provide.


Fast, safe, outdoor Covid testing is available at Northcare between 8am and 5pm every day (7 days). Northcare is a designated Covid Testing Centre on the Northshore and has been a pop-up CBAC (community-based assessment centre) during the last lockdown.  Testing is done on a drive-through basis.  You arrive, stay in your car and either phone reception or speak to attendants who take your details, print forms and stickers and then take a nasal swab.  We do our best to take the swabs as gently as possible but it can be a bit uncomfortable.  It is very quick.

We understand your time is precious and we pride ourselves on doing our Covid testing fast.  People working for companies who require repeat testing are even faster as once they’ve been for a first test, we can process them more quickly.  We have tried to take the fear factor out of testing and you will find our nurses and testing station fun with music and lights.

For safe, reliable and fast Covid testing on the Northshore come and see us.


7 days (including public holidays)

Phone – (09) 479 7770

Fax – (09) 444 1101

We’re located at 5 Home Place, off Constellation Dr, Albany, Northshore. Find us behind Mobil and Opposite Farro.

If you require a GP appointment, please phone us directly on 09 479 7770








7 days (including public holidays) 8am-6:30pm

5 Home Place off Constellation Dr, Albany