Who the service is for
People who need a blood test.
About the service
The Phlebotomy Department provides blood tests for patients in Basildon University Hospital and people living locally.
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6.45pm (not including bank holidays)
Friday, 8am - 4.45pm
Saturday, 8.05am - 10.45am.
Please note that all Saturday morning blood tests are now by appointment only. To book an appointment call 01702 422555 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm)
Please be aware that warfarin patients cannot be seen before 10am at Basildon University Hospital.
Orsett Hospital, Rowley Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3EU
Monday – Friday, 8am - 3.45pm (not including bank holidays)
St Andrew's Centre, Billericay, CM12 0BH
Monday – Friday, 8 - 11am (by appointment - to book call 01268 242159)
Monday – Friday, 11am - 1pm (walk-in service) (not including bank holidays)
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
Chadwell Medical Centre
Monday, 9am -10am
Corringham Health Centre
Wednesday, 11am – noon
East Tilbury Health Centre
Thursday, 10am - 11am
Grays Health Centre
Thursday, 1pm - 2.30pm
Laindon Health Centre
Monday – Friday, 10.30am -12.30pm
Friday, 9.30am -11am
Wednesday 11am – noon
South Ockendon Health Centre
Tuesday, 9am - 11am
South View Park Road, Vange
Friday, 11am – noon
Friday, 9 -10am
Stifford Clays Health Centre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 – 9.30am
Thurrock Hospital, John Tallack Centre
Monday – Friday, 9am – noon
Tilbury Health Centre
Monday, 9am -10am,
Thursday 10am -11am
Wickford Health Centre
Monday 1.30pm - 3.15pm,
Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 11.45am (by appointment - to book call 01268 242159)
Blood test reception, Basildon University Hospital
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3447
Blood test reception, Orsett Hospital
Telephone: 01268 592200
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. Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3447.
Children aged 0 - 6 years need to attend the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital.
Children aged 7 - 15 years are usually seen at the children's outpatients department at Basildon Hospital, however in exceptional circumstances they can be seen at Basildon Hospital, Orsett Hospital and St.Andrews Centre.
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 8167 for an appointment.