CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TEST

Rapid Antigen Tests(RATs) is now available for pick up

We are providing convenient  no wait COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (Rats) and  PCR test at WeCare Wigram (see location) & WeCare Bush Inn (see location) for anyone that lives in Christchurch. Once you have  booked online please just turn up and our team will perform a swab from you car at Wigram or in clinic at Bush Inn.

Rapid Antigen Tests is also available for no wait Pick Up. You will be provided with a kit + QR code to scan to report your positive results more conveniently. We will also manage your positive results and provide care to ensure you are well supported while you are self isolating.

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Online Assessment/Booking

Based on Ministry of Health guidelines,
we’ve prepared an online assessment/booking
to help us determine if you need a test.
The assessment should take less
than two minutes.

2. COVID Swab

Simply turn up to the WeCare Wigram or Bush Inn
For Wigram please wait in your car. At Bush Inn
please come into the clinic

3. Get Results

For Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) your result will be available on the spot
For PCR it will take 24-48 hours and advised by TXT.
If your test is positive we can provide COVID positive consultation
at the same time to explain what will happen

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus causes respiratory illness and is spreading rapidly around the world. Symptoms include fever, temporary loss of smell, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breaths. While many can remain asymptomatic or experience only mild symptoms, some can develop serious complications such as pneumonia, which can be life threatening. Many of the people who experience serious complications are older or have high risk comorbidities, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. See Vulnerable People.

Please also check Location of Interest as anyone who had been to these sites will need testing: Location of Interest

WHAT HAPPENS IF SWAB IS POSITIVE

If the result is positive, you will need to self isolate and we will ask you series of question to find out your risk level. Depending on your risk level and symptoms, we can provide ongoing care and treatment virtually.

HOW CAN I PROTECT, ME, MY WHANAU, COMMUNITY

KNOW WHEN TO STAY HOME

Staying at home if you’re sick is still the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19.

KEEP TRACK OF WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

Fast and effective contact tracing is one way we can all work together to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY

Use soap and wash for at least 20 seconds. Then dry. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. If soap is not available use a hand sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol

COUGH OR SNEEZE INTO YOUR ELBOW

Coughing or sneezing into your elbow catches the droplets and stops them getting onto your hands. Dispose of tissues carefully and wash your hands.

CLEANING SURFACES

Clean frequently-used surfaces including phones, remote controls, light switches, and door knobs with a disinfecting solution regularly.

LOOKING AFTER OTHERS

Kindness will go a long way to getting others through COVID-19. Check on your vulnerable people, whanau and friends over the phone, to make sure they have everything they need.

If you are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself from others and consider using our online assessment to get a quick and easy swab

FAQ

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as cold and flu and having these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell
  • fever
  • coughing
  • difficulty breathing.

The scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.

First we need to determine if you fit the Case Definition for testing. Ministry does not recommend testing asymptomatic patients. If you do have symptoms it is important to self-quarantine to avoid potentially spreading the virus to others, then consider taking our online assessment as a first step to be referred for a test.

It is important to note that the coronavirus, like all viruses, is not treated with an antibiotic. There is no specific drug or vaccination that is effective for the novel coronavirus at this time, but there are studies happening throughout the world to find effective treatments.

If over the following days and weeks you feel you are not coping, it’s important to seek help and professional support.

For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can also call or text the ‘Need to talk?’ service on 1737. This service is free, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and gives you the chance to talk it through with a trained counsellor. Alternatively you can talk to our Clinician via the Virtual Doctor

Please refer to Ministry of Health Website or COVID-19 Government Website for more info and updates.

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