More information about our Covid-19 testing site

Our Covid testing service is based at a private drive through testing site ran by a group of highly experienced NHS GPs.

When to get a test

You may need to get a test if you are planning on traveling abroad or have been abroad and you are returning to the UK. The tests we provide for these are:

  • ‘Fit To Fly’ PCR and Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) Covid Tests for Travel
  • Day 2 Covid Test on return to England from abroad
  • PCR or Rapid antigen (Lateral Flow) tests for Peace of Mind or Workplace testing
When to get a covid 19 test
How a covid test works at Dorset GP

How it works

  1. Book your test by calling 01202 583920, through our website or if you have any questions arrange a call back from our highly experienced team
  2. Once a test is booked you will receive a confirmation email. A Patient ID number will be provided for Day 2 test
  3. Drive to our testing site and remain comfortably seated in your car for the test
  4. A medically trained swab practitioner will carry out the test

More about our tests

All ‘Fit to Fly’ and Peace of Mind PCR test samples are couriered to the laboratory so they will never be lost in the post.

For the ‘Fit To Fly and Peace of Mind tests, payment is taken at the Drive Through. For the Day 2 test, payment is taken at time of booking online.

There are no cancellation or amendment fees and we are open 6 days a week.

What test do you need?

Covid tests for outbound travel PCR and Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow)

Get tested so you can travel abroad. Choose from fast track PCR test with next day results, standard PCR test and the lateral flow test.

Covid tests for returning to the UK – Day 2, Day 8 and optional day 5 Test to Release

Get your legally required Day 2 and Day 8 tests for arriving in the UK from green and amber countries. Plus optional Day 5 Test to Release.

Peace of mind lateral flow test

Take a lateral flow test (ie rapid antigen test) to find out if you have Covid-19 and get your results the same day.

PCR test for symptoms or peace of mind (with fast track option)

Find out if you have Covid-19 or confirm that you aren’t infected, with the gold standard PCR test. Fast track next day results available.

Closure of DPGP Covid Testing Drive-Through

Unfortunately, due to the low levels of testing required, we have had to close our Covid Testing Drive-Through.

Our last day of testing is Thursday 20th October 2022.

We would like to say a big Thank You to all of our lovely customers over the past 2 years and for the wonderful reviews you have left us.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dorset Private GP if you require the services of a private doctor or nurse.

Our clinics are located in Bournemouth and Poundbury.

We offer a full range of GP and Nurse appointments including Travel Vaccination & Advice, Blood Tests, Full Health Screenings, Allergy Clinic, Vasectomy Clinic, Minor Cosmetic Skin Surgery, Cryotherapy, Joint Injections and much more. For more information, please visit

Or call 01202 761150

Thank you.