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, or if we already have your details, skip to Step 2↓
Pre-departure travel testing special instructions:
Please note a government fee applies for all Covid tests required for travel purposes.
After registering (using the big blue button) phone us on (09)479-7770 to arrange payment for tests required for travel purposes.
Price for Covid-19 PCR swab test is $198 per person per test, including GST.
Please also note that all travellers are responsible to check with their own airline/travel adviser/embassy regarding timing and requirements of tests, as these can change frequently.
Charges will apply for repeat tests.
(a) Please register your details online using the link above
(b) Email a copy of your passport photo page to firstname.lastname@example.org
(c) For travel to China only: Both the nasal swab PCR test and the IgM blood test are available at Northcare. The blood test must be booked in. Phone us on (09)479-7770 for an appointment time for your blood test, then come to reception to pay before having your blood test.
Price for PCR swab $198 + IgM blood test $160 = $358 per person, including GST
(d) Follow the steps below to get your test done
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)
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) 8am-6:30pm
5 Home Place off Constellation Dr, Albany