Festive season opening hours

Please find our festive season opening hours here.

*NEW* book a blood test online

We are excited to announce that from Monday 18 October you can make an online booking for the following tests: Routine blood testsBaby and child blood testsPolycose tests (for pregnant patients only) The following tests cannot be booked online due to special requirements: Glucose tolerance testing (GTT), FNA testing, Self-requested urine drug screens, and fungal […]

Personal travel to/from Level 3 areas- testing update

For updated information on who can travel across alert level boundaries and the testing requirements please refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Personal travel information is available hereBusiness travel information available here. At this time, publicly funded saliva testing is NOT an option for personal travel testing or the education sector. Nasopharyngeal swab testing is available and are […]

COVID-19 Saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? To find out more about saliva testing click here.

Alert Level 2 update

During Alert Level 2, the collection centres located at Forte Health and St Georges Hospital will remain closed. Please remember: If you have symptoms COVID-19 please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP.If you awaiting a COVID-19 test result please also stay home (this excludes surveillance testing). To enter our collection […]

Screening questions – Alert Level 4

Anyone coming to our collection centres will be screened at the door before entering. Screening is in place to protect all patients and our staff. If you have any of the following, please do not come to the collection centre, stay home and call your GP for advice regarding getting a COVID test. FeverNew coughNew breathlessnessSort throatRunny […]

Alert Level 3 & 4 update

During Alert Levels 3 & 4 the collection centres located at Forte Health and St Georges Hospital will be closed. If your test is not urgent or you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, please stay at home.We require you to wear a mask and practice social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times […]

How MIQ saliva testing will work

From the NZ Herald: Regular saliva testing for staff at New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities could be underway in weeks, which aims to strengthen the country’s border against Covid-19. Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) was awarded a Ministry of Health contract in May to provide virus surveillance testing through saliva samples from staff […]

Collection centres closing early Wednesday 16 June!

All CSCL collection centres will be closed Wednesday, 16 June 2021 from 2.30pm due to unforeseen circumstances. However for urgent testing the following options are available: Northfield Collection Centre – 60 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch – open until 4.45pm.Barrington Collection Centre – 14 Athlestan Street, Christchurch – open until 4.15pm. All collection centres will be […]

Queen’s birthday Monday

All of our Collection Centres will be closed on Monday June 7 in observance of the public holiday for the Queen’s 95th birthday. They will however, be open normal hours on Saturday June5 and will reopen normal hours on Tuesday June 8.