Pop up COVID-19 clinics in Eastern BOP

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Two pop-up COVID-19 assessment clinics will be held on tomorrow at two Eastern Bay marae near Ōpōtiki.

The two-hour-long drive-through screening assessment and testing clinics will be held first at Tōrere Marae and then at Ōpape Marae.

The mobile pop-ups provide a kaupapa Māori mobile service to ensure small and rural communities have accessible COVID-19 assessment; and incorporates wrap around services.

The drive-through clinics have been set up by Eastern Bay PHA and local general practices with support from Bay of Plenty District Health Board in collaboration with local hapu and iwi in each area.

The process will assess, test if needed and manage people with potential COVID-19 symptoms while minimising risk of transmission and ensuring wrap around services are also offered.

All patients with the following symptoms are eligible to be seen at the drive-through facility:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose

All symptoms can be with or without fever. If people have their NHI number they are advised to bring it with them.

Anyone that is unsure if they meet the eligibility criteria should call their general practice or Healthline for advice first.

All patients are required to arrive at the drive-thru assessment centre in a vehicle, only with people within your bubble.

Details of the clinics are:

Tōrere Marae

When:                  10am-12midday

Where                  Tōrere Marae, SH35/10 Te Waiiti Road (this is the back entrance), Tōrere

Ōpape Marae

When:                  1.30-3.30pm

Where                  Ōpape Marae, 76C Ōpape Beach Road, Toatoa

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