The Phlebotomy department provides blood tests for patients in Basildon University Hospital and for community patients from across South West Essex.
The busiest time is between 8am and 11am. 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 come after 11am when your waiting time is likely to be shorter.
Patients who have been requested to have a fasting blood test should refrain from eating or drinking anything, other than plain water, for 10 hours prior to attending for their blood test (unless advised otherwise by their clinician for any medical reason eg diabetes).
Children under the age of 16 are unable to be bled at outreach clinics and must attend one of the main sites.
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 Hospital for advice.
Basildon University Hospital
Monday to Thursday 8am - 6.45pm
Friday 8am - 4.45pm
Saturday 8am -10.45am (This service is always extremely busy with longer waiting times)
Monday to Friday 8am to 3.45pm
St Andrew's Centre, Billericay
Monday to Friday 8am to 11am (appointment only)
Monday to Friday 11am to 12.45pm (walk-in service)
Aveley Medical Centre: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am -11am
Chadwell Medical Centre: Monday 9am -10am: Corringham Health Centre: Wednesday 11am -12 noon
East Tilbury Health Centre: Thursday 10am -11am
Grays Health Centre: Thursday 1pm -2.30pm
Laindon Health Centre: Monday to Friday 10.30am -12.30pm
Peartree Surgery: Friday 9.30am -11am
Purfleet Clinic: Wednesday 11am -12noon
South Ockendon Health Centre: Tuesday 9am -11am
South View Park Road, Vange: Friday 11am -12noon
Stanford Clinic: Friday 9am -10am
Stifford Clays Health Centre: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 10am
Thurrock Hospital, John Tallack Centre: Monday to Friday 9am -12noon
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 only)
The appointment line for St Andrew's and Wickford is run by South West Essex PCT; to book an appointment please call 01268 242159. The booking line is open from 7.30am – 3pm Monday to Friday.
Phlebotomy Reception Basildon 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 x3447
Phlebotomy Reception Orsett 01268 592200 / 0845 155 3111 x2200