Who the service is for
People who need a blood test.
About the service
The Phlebotomy Department provides blood tests for patients aged 11 years and over.
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 tolerance 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 - 6.40pm. A limited number of walk-in slots are available (please be aware walk-in slots will no longer be available from 1 November 2016)
- Friday 7am - 4.40pm. A limited number of walk-in slots are available (please be aware walk-in slots will no longer be available from 1 November 2016)
- 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.
Blood tests for children
The following clinics will see children aged 11 and above:
- St. Andrews Centre, Billericay will see children aged 16 and over
- Orsett Hospital blood test department will see children aged 11 and over
- Basildon Hospital blood test department will see children aged 11 and over
For children aged 0-10 years, please attend the children’s outpatient department at Basildon Hospital.
Basildon University Hospital, children's outpatient department, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
This is a drop in service, sited near the maternity unit. Opening times are:
- Wednesday 9.30am -4pm
- Thursday 11.30am - 4pm
For all enquiries, please contact 01268 524900 ext 8167
Orsett Hospital, Rowley Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3EU
Monday – Friday, 7am - 3.45pm (walk-in) – no children after 3pm
From Monday 10 October 2016, an online booking service is being introduced to Orsett Hospital blood test clinic. This will be on a trial basis, with booked appointments available alongside walk-in’s for three months. There will be two ways in which you will be able to book your appointment, online and over the telephone. Details will be available from 10 October.
St Andrew's Centre, Billericay, CM12 0BH
Monday – Friday, 7.15am - 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 walk-in slots will no longer be available from 1 November 2016).
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 0-10 years need to attend the children's outpatient 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.