COVID Testing - now available in Tea Gardens


bobreidTuesday, 7 September 2021 - 8:03am

Covid-19 Testing Service

This morning I received the following media release from Kate Washington, MP:


In response to the urging of local MP Kate Washington, we are pleased to announce the commencement of a covid-19 testing service for the community of Tea Gardens (and surrounds) on Thursday 9th September.

We’re a local family pathology practice based out of Wallsend for more than 40 years, so in keeping with our ethos and focus on patient care and serving our local community, it’s makes perfect sense for us to respond to the need for testing in and around the Tea Gardens area. The Tea Gardens community is demographically the oldest people group in Australia, and with the community being very tight knit, and at the same time a popular holiday/getaway destination, there’s understandable nervousness in travelling into another area with active cases in order to be tested” Nick Burns, Medtech Services.

Medtech Services, together with our laboratory partner 4Cyte Pathololgy not only established the Hunter region’s first private no-referral in drive-thru in mid 2020, but from the very start of the pandemic and still continuing now, with important services such as home visit Covid-19 testing for the infirmed.

Creating a testing clinic for the folk of Tea Gardens just feels like one big ‘house call’ for us – it’s just what we have always done for patients”.

We’re acutely aware of the need for reliable testing turnaround times for results. We know how important this is for those needing to access their medical treatments, and also clearance testing for patients to return to work ec”.

Together with our laboratory partner 4Cyte Pathology, we have been able to provide reliability in Covid-19 testing result times for the better part of 18 months now. Our local team based at our Wallsend hub have been a big part of that, doing much of the pre-analytical specimen processing. We’re able to get results back to patients very quickly, and avoid long waiting times – even during peak periods of demand”.

Facilitated with thanks by Tea Gardens Country Club, the drive-thru clinic will commence this Thursday 9th September at:

Tea Gardens 4Cyte Pathology Drive Thru Clinic (Tea Gardens Country Club – Carpark) 2 Yalinbah St, Tea Gardens NSW 2324

Opening Hours: Thursday 8am -12pm Referral not required

*** By Online Appointment Only – Bookings open online from Tuesday 7th September ***

Online Booking here:

Testing is available for all ages including infants.

We operate the following local region Covid-19 drive-thru clinics:

  • Anna Bay
  • Belmont 
  • Charmhaven 
  • Dungog 
  • East Maitland 
  • Emergency Services Workers – Lake Mac 
  • Speers Point 
  • Wallsend 
  • Warners Bay 
  • Wickham

See more of our local family story here:

Medtech Services | 4Cyte Pathology

For more information:


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