Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

COVID-19 test information


Where to get a COVID-19 test in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region

Testing is free for people with COVID-19 symptoms. If you are unsure of whether you should get a test, call Healthline for advice: 0800 358 5453.

Here are your options for testing:

1. At your regular GP clinic (your family doctor). Appointments are needed, but there is no charge for testing. Phone ahead first if you are planning to visit your doctor and request a test.

All GP practices in the Nelson Marlborough region are offering COVID-19 testing except for Tima Health in Nelson and Havelock Medical Centre. 

You can view a full list of GPs offering COVID-19 testing and their opening hours on HealthPoint.

2. After-hours clinics: 

  • Nelson Medical & Injury Centre
  • Urgent Care Centre, Blenheim:

3. Testing is available for inpatients in hospitals and for people presenting to EDs in emergencies.

You’ll need to stay at home until you get a negative result and it has been 24 hours since you've had any symptoms.

Looking for information about COVID-19 vaccination?

Please go to our vaccination information webpage here.

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