The Community Phlebotomy (blood testing) service is offered to anyone registered to a GP in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge and is over 12 years of age, (please see below for those under 12) Monday to Sunday between 8am and 4pm.
There are currently no walk-in services and all blood tests must be booked in advance.
Follow the link to book a blood test appointment at one of the community clinics
Alternatively, you can contact the administrative team on the following telephone numbers, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm:
- 0300 300 1704
- 0300 555 1045
Please note that the telephone lines can get very busy so you may have to wait in a queue. Please be patient and your call will be answered as soon as possible.
Always take your paper blood test form to your appointment as this is needed to process your blood test. Failure to do so will mean that your appointment will have to be rearranged. Your form should be provided by your GP or the health professional that has referred you for a blood test.
If you have a blood test form from BHRUT, this can also be used at community sites.
Blood tests for Children
Blood tests for children under 12 (0-16 if they have a learning disability- see below): are carried out by appointment only by the BHRUT Children’s Outpatient department and at Whipps Cross Hospital (for Barts Health patients only) for children between 1 and 9 years old
Queens and King George Hospital patients
Blood testing services are available for patients under the hospitals’ care. This includes oncology (cancer), maternity and haematology patients. If you are one of these patients, you will already have been informed how to have your blood test.
Book via: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/bhr.php
For those with no internet access, phone Queen’s Hospital 01708 435498 or King George Hospital: 020 8970 8383
Whipps Cross Hospital patients
If you do not have internet access phone Barts Health switchboard: 020 8539 5522
Blood test appointments for children under 12 months old: 07546 655 797 (paediatric team on the Medical Day Unit, Acorn ward)
Dedicated Phlebotomy service for Children and Adults Learning Disabilities
This service will provide both easier and supported access to blood testing for people with a Learning Disability and these sessions are being designed using feedback from our LD networks.
If you have a child under the age of 16 with a learning disability, please call the Paediatric Outpatients Team on 01708 435 000 (ext 2675) to book a blood test.
For those aged over 16 years please book a blood test with the Learning Disability Service at one of following centres by calling 0300 300 1351 (Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm) or using the email address LDbookabloodtest@nelft.nhs.uk
Havering – Raphael House (behind Victoria Hospital) Romford, RM1 4HP, Tuesdays 12.30pm to 3.45pm.
Redbridge – Hainault Health Centre, Redbridge IG7 4DF, Wednesdays 12.30pm to 3.45pm.
Barking – Thames View Health Centre, Barking IG11 0LH, Thursdays 12.30pm to 3.45pm.
If you are booking for genetic testing, this should be booked before 11am Mon-Thurs. (Your paper form will state at the top whether you are booking for genetic/gene testing.)
Cancelling your appointment
If you wish to cancel or rearrange your blood test appointment, you can do so by clicking on the link that was sent to you via text or email at the time of booking your appointment. This will then provide you with the details of your appointment and options to cancel or rearrange. Alternatively, you can call the administrative team to support you with this. Please aim to do this at least 24 hours in advance in order to make that appointment available to someone else.
Home visit (domiciliary) services
Home visit services to housebound patients who are over 16 years of age are available. This is by referral from GPs or other health professionals.
If you have any queries regarding your domiciliary blood test please call the administrative team. Please ensure you have been referred before contacting the team