Phlebotomy (blood tests)

If you have a blood test requested by Barts Health NHS Trust, you can use any of these locations, no matter where you live.

GP practices may have their own phlebotomy service and not all of the services listed below can perform blood tests requested by GPs. Please check with your GP.

Prior to your blood test, your clinical team will send you blood test labels or tell you where phlebotomists can print these.

For further information about phlebotomy services at Barts Health, please contact:

This information is also available to download as a patient leaflet.

Newham

Due to the COVID guidelines we have re-arranged our waiting area to accommodate social distancing. Therefore from 1st November 2020 our opening hours will be changed.

From 8am – 12pm we will see fasting patients only and from 12pm -5pm all other non-fasting patients.

Newham outpatient phlebotomy walk-in service

Monday – Friday

  • 8am – 12pm fasting patients only
  • 12pm – 5pm, all other non-fasting patients.

Newham Hospital outpatients clinic

Ground Floor, Zone 6, Health Central, Newham University Hospital, Glen Road, London E13 8SL

Available to people aged two and over.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Contact number: 020 7363 8352

Newham community clinics

These are walk-in centres. There is no need to book.

Shrewsbury Road Health Centre, Shrewsbury Road, East Ham, E7 6AQ

Available to people aged four and over.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-12pm and Saturday, 8am-11am 

Appleby Health Centre, 63 Appleby Road, Canning Town, E16 1LQ

Available to people aged four and over.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm

Vicarage Lane Health Centre, 10 Vicarage Lane, Stratford, E15 4ES

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm

The Centre Manor Park, 30 Church Road, Manor Park, E12 6AQ

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-1pm

Tower Hamlets

The Royal London Hospital outpatients outpatients clinic

North Tower, 2nd floor, The Royal London Hospital (On entering the building, take lift core 8 to the main waiting area)

Adult testing only (18+)

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm

Tower Hamlets community clinics

Integrated Primary Care Hub (part of the Urgent Treatment Centre), Clinic 1, Cavell entrance, South Tower, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, E1 1FR

Adult testing only (18+)

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Book by phone: 0300 033 5000

Paediatric Phlebotomy service: There will continue to be a blood testing service for children under the age of 16 years, in the Paediatric Blood Testing Dept, Clinic 4, 7th Floor, North Tower, The Royal London Hospital, from 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

 

Waltham Forest (including Whipps Cross Hospital)

Whipps Cross Hospital outpatients clinic

These are walk-in centres. There is no need to book.

Area 1 Outpatients, Whipps Cross Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, E11 1NR

Testing for Adults: Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Testing for children: aged 12 months to 10 years: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-3.30pm. Children cannot be seen outside these clinic times.

Children under 12 months should not use the walk-in service. Instead they should book an appointment with the Paediatric nursing team on the Medical Day Unit, Acorn Ward by calling 07546 655 797 or 020 8539 5522 ext. 5844

Phlebotomy Service contact number: 020 8539 5522 ext. 6568 

Please note Waltham Forest GP patients should use the community services provided by NELFT. See Waltham Forest community clinics information below.

Whipps Cross community clinics

Forest Medical Centre, Old Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4PE (walk-in service)

Testing for people aged ten and over.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-1pm

Waltham Forest community clinics

There are a range of clinics in this area. Book online: www.nelft.nhs.uk/wf-blood-test

Please note, these clinics are available to people aged ten and over.

Silverthorn Medical Centre, 2 Friars Close, Chingford, E4 6UN

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.15am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-4pm

St James Health Centre, 47 St James Street, Walthamstow, E17 7NH

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.15am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-5.30pm

Langthorne Health Centre, 13 Langthorne Road, Leytonstone, E11 4HX

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.15am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-5.30pm