COVID-19 Level 4 Laboratory Information 2

Reduction in Community Collection Facilities

COVID surveillance swabbing is available tomorrow Saturday 21st August 2021 and Sunday 22nd August at the dedicated CTC in the parking building at Tauranga Crossing shopping centre. OPEN - 8.30am – 3.00pm. We will advise if this will continue past Sunday.

Effective Monday 23rd August 2021:

  • Katikati: OPEN Monday, Wednesday, Friday, CLOSED Tuesday, Thursday
  • Bethlehem: OPEN Normal hours Monday - Friday
  • Mt Maunganui: OPEN Normal hours Monday - Friday
  • Te Puke: OPEN Monday, Wednesday, Friday, CLOSED Tuesday, Thursday
  • OPD: OPEN Normal hours Monday -Sunday
  • Greerton: OPEN Normal hours Monday -Friday
  • Baymed: CLOSED
  • Otumoetai: CLOSED
  • Welcome Bay: CLOSED


We would be most grateful if you could please let us know when a scheduled courier pick-up is not necessary i.e you have no specimens to collect. Please phone or text 021 173 0208.

Request Forms

Another reminder please that practises still emailing through their patient request forms (those not using e-ordering) to ensure to use the dedicated email address of Other email addresses are not frequently monitored which can cause frustration for all parties when the patient arrives and there’s no form.