Waikato DHB CBACs assess over 6000

More than 6000 people have been assessed by the eight Waikato Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) as of Saturday, 4 April. 

“The number of people we have been able to assist is the result of so much hard work by our Waikato DHB, Civil Defence, iwi and council partners. A special thank you also to our lab staff who turned around Waikato’s ability to test for COVID-19 in a matter of days,” said Dr Damian Tomic, Waikato DHB clinical director of planning.

“The healthcare team has been incredible in redeploying from their usual jobs to ensure the CBACs are well staffed and running at full speed from the moment they open.”

CBAC sites are set up very quickly, within 24 hours if necessary.

Whangamata is the next CBAC to open on 6 April to increase support for the local community and local health services.

For all sites, locations and opening hours visit: www.waikatodhb.health.nz/cbac

Results from Saturday 4 April CBAC reporting

Date set up CBAC Total Assessments
16 March Te Korowai Thames 202
21 March Claudelands 3860
22 March Tokoroa 550
26 March Taumarunui 63
26 March Ngaruawahia 137
27 March Huntly 193
27 March Te Kuiti 169
28 March Te Aroha 407
30 March Matamata 571
Total   6152


Waikato District Health Board