Who the service is for

People who need a blood test.

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.

Opening times

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
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6.45pm (Walk-In)
Friday 8am - 4.45pm (Walk – In)
Saturday 8.05am - 10.45am BY PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY To book an appointment, please call 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.

Outreach Clinics

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)

Peartree Surgery
Friday, 9.30am -11am (Maximum 20 patients – Walk-In)

Purfleet Clinic
Wednesday 11am – 12pm (Walk-In)

South Ockendon Health Centre
Tuesday, 9am - 11am (Maximum 80 Patients – Walk-In)

Stanford Clinic
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)

Contact

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.

Additional information

Waiting times
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.

Fasting patients
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).

Specialised tests
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. 

 

 

 

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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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