Whilst many surgeries have long wait lists for Phlebotomy (blood test) appointments or do not even offer it in surgery, Handbridge Medical Centre offers phlebotomy clinics on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We are proud that usually we have phlebotomy appointments available within 2 weeks, as many surgeries are unable to facilitate this.
Our phlebotomy clinics are held either by our Health Care Assistants, or fully qualified Phlebotomists. Our Phlebotomy clinics run no later than 11.30am as all of our patients samples (including urine/stool and sputum samples) are collected at 12pm by the Countess of Chester to go to their lab for testing.
If patients are looking for a later blood test appointment or unable to attend one of our clinics, The Countess of Chester offers a walk in facility for patients to have their bloods taken (this is located by Outpatients 3) open Monday - Friday, 7.30am – 5.50pm.
The walk in facility works by 'taking a number' and waiting until you're called, if you're concerned about waiting you can now even book ahead online for Countess phlebotomy appointments at: www.coch.nhs.uk/blood-test-booking
Our patients can also book for Phlebotomy appointments at the Extended Hours service (at Countess of Chester or Ellesmere Port Hospital) these are available from 6.30pm - 9.00pm, please call our Reception Team to book with the Extended Hours service or call them direct on 0300 123 7743.
Arranging a suitable phlebotomy appointment has never been easier!