Who the service is for
People who need a blood test or blood tests.
About the service
The Phlebotomy Department provides blood tests for patients aged 7 years and over.
Children aged 0-6 years need to attend the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital. For all queries, please call Children’s Outpatients 01268 524900 ext 8167.
All blood test centres are closed on Bank Holidays, and last tickets will be issued 15 minutes prior to closing time stated.
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
Basildon Hospital offers blood test appointments. You can book a blood test appointment by clicking on the ‘book online’ button below. You will be asked to specify your blood test requirements (such as glucose intolerance test, INR), and will then be shown the dates and times available. On your first booking you will be asked to register, and will receive an automatic email confirmation of your appointment.
Monday - Thursday, 7am - 6.45pm. Walk-in also available, last tickets issued at 6.30pm
Friday 7am - 4.45pm. Walk-in also available, last tickets issued at 4.30pm
Saturday 8.05am - 10.40am PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY.
If you are unable to access the online booking system, you can book a blood test appointment by calling 01702 422555.
Orsett Hospital, Rowley Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3EU
Monday – Friday, 8am - 3.45pm (walk-in) – no children after 3pm
St Andrew's Centre, Billericay, CM12 0BH
Monday – Friday, 8 - 11am BY PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment, please call 01268 242159
Monday – Friday, 11am - 1pm walk-in service – please arrive no earlier than 11am to avoid overcrowding and to limit your waiting time.
Please be aware that blood tests at outreach clinics are for people aged 16 years and over.
Aveley Medical Centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30 - 11am (Pre-Booked Appointments, to book please call 01708 899490)
Chadwell Medical Centre
Monday, 9am -10am (Pre-Booked Appointments, to book please call 01375 842289)
Corringham Health Centre
Wednesday, 11am – 12pm (Maximum of 40 patients – Walk-In)
East Tilbury Health Centre
Thursday, 10am - 11am (Maximum of 20 patients – Walk-In)
Grays Health Centre
Thursday, 1pm - 2.30pm (Walk-In)
Laindon Health Centre
Monday – Friday, 10.30am -12.30pm (Maximum of 35 patients – Walk-In)
Friday, 9.30am -11am (Maximum 20 patients – Walk-In)
Wednesday 11am – 12pm (Walk-In)
South Ockendon Health Centre
Tuesday, 9am - 11am (Maximum 80 Patients – Walk-In)
Friday, 9 -10am (Maximum 20 patients – Walk-In)
Stifford Clays Health Centre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 – 9.30am (Maximum 20 Patients – Walk-In)
Tilbury Health Centre
Monday, 9am -10am (Maximum 20 Patients – Walk-In)
Thursday 10am -11am (Maximum 40 Patients – Walk-In)
Wickford Health Centre
Monday 1.30pm - 3.15pm (PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment, please call 01268 242159)
Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 11.45am (PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment, please call 01268 242159)
Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Reception, Basildon University Hospital
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3447
Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Reception, Orsett Hospital
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 2200
Children's outpatients: Children aged 0-6 years need to attend the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital.
For all queries, please call Children’s Outpatients 01268 524900 ext 8167.
The busiest time for blood tests is in the morning, as this is when the majority of patients who need to fast before their blood test attend. If you do not need to fast before your test, you may want to attend after 11am, when waiting times are likely to be shorter.
Patients who have been requested to have a fasting blood test should not eat or drink anything, other than plain water, for 10 hours before attending for their blood test (unless advised otherwise by their clinician for any medical reason, e.g. diabetes).
Some specialised tests can only be undertaken at the main phlebotomy clinic at Basildon University Hospital. Your doctor should advise you of this, but if in doubt please contact Phlebotomy Reception at Basildon University Hospital for advice.