Getting a COVID-19 test in Tūrangi and Taupō

COVID-19 tests are available in Tūrangi and Taupō.

However, sometimes operating hours vary, and change from time to time.  It would pay to check with the service provider first.

You can also call the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Healthline for information on 0800 358 5453



Tūwharetoa Health

Tūwharetoa Health carries out swabbing for COVID-19, at scheduled times, via a mobile station set-up in the carpark, opposite the Tūrangi Police Station.

Days and hours may vary – so check the Tūwharetoa Health Facebook page and website to confirm their operating times.

Pihanga Health

Offers COVID-19 testing every weekday.

When demand for testing is high – this will be offered through a drive in/walk in service.  When demand is lower, testing will be through appointments only.

Check the Pihanga Health website or their Facebook page for day by day testing times and locations or call the surgery on (07) 384 7576



Lakes DHB – Taupo COVID-19 Community Testing Centre and swabbing clinic for COVID-19.

This clinic is operating as a drop-in service. No appointment is necessary.

Hours of operation vary between 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Sunday

Location: 79 Miro Street, Taupō

Check their website for the latest information