Blood tests

This service is now managed by the Pathology Partnership, with the vast majority of all blood samples having been collected by its own phlebotomists, who also visit hospital wards, outpatient clinics and GP surgeries.  Specialist community-based clinics have also been set up around east and north Hertfordshire, more often than not in health centres.  The aim is to provide people with a convenient local alternative to travelling in to hospital for a simple blood test.

Community-based sessions – GP surgeries

The Pathology Partnership supports phlebotomy services in virtually every GP practice within east and north Hertfordshire – 44 in total. If you need a blood test, you may find it easier and quicker to contact your local surgery to find out when phlebotomy sessions are held there.

Community-based sessions – walk-in

No appointments are needed to attend these phlebotomy sessions:

Hoddesdon

Hoddesdon health centre

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.00pm (excludes bank holidays)

Stevenage

Southgate health centre

  • Monday 8.45 to 11.45am (excludes bank holidays)

Ware

Bowling Road health centre

  • Monday, 1.30 to 3.45pm (not bank holidays)
  • Wednesday, 8.30am to 12.00pm
  • Friday, 8.30am to 12.00pm (not bank holidays)

Community-based sessions – appointment only

Appointments are needed to attend these phlebotomy sessions:

Baldock

Park Drive health centre (by appointment only and then through Baldock and Letchworth GP surgeries)

  • Tuesday 9.00am to 12.00pm
  • Wednesday 1.30 to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm

Hitchin

Bedford Road health centre (by appointment only and then through just the following Hitchin GP surgeries: Marshall House, Orford Lodge, Portmill and Regal Chambers)

  • Tuesday 8.00am to 4.30pm

Waltham Cross

Stanhope Road health centre (by appointment only, but through the health centre itself: 01992 818500)

  • Monday to Friday  8.30am to 12pm (exclude bank holidays)

Main hospital-based sessions – walk-in

No appointments are needed to attend any of these phlebotomy sessions:

Hertford County Hospital

  • Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.45pm (excludes bank holidays)
  • Saturday Closed

Lister hospital

  • Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm (excludes bank holidays)
  • Saturday 8.45am to 12.45pm

QEII Hospital

  • Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.30pm (excludes bank holidays)
  • Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.00am to 12.00pm

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Useful Info

Further information and general enquiries

Where your questions cannot be answered by contacting your local GP surgery or health centre, the main hospital phlebotomy departments at Hertford County, Lister and QEII hospitals can be contacted during the opening hours listed on this page only.

These departments are usually very busy, so please try and get information through your local GP surgery or health centre first, if at all possible. Should you still need to contact the hospitals, then please use the numbers below:

 

  • Hertford County 01438 314 333 – listen to the automated menu and select option one; then dial in ext. 3200 when prompted.
  • Lister 01438 314 333 – listen to the automated menu and select option two; then dial in ext. 4998 when prompted.
  • QEII 01438 314 333 – listen to the automated menu and select option one; then dial in ext. 4964 when prompted.

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