*Please note that during the COVID-19 Pandemic, procedures may differ. Please call the surgery on 01244 680169, to find out what to do during this time.
In Practice Phlebotomy
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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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.
Countess of Chester Phlebotomy
If patients are looking for a later blood test appointment or unable to attend one of our clinics, The Countess of Chester offers a Phlebotomy service (this is located by Outpatients 3).
You must have a booked appointment for this service from 06th April 2020 you can book for Countess phlebotomy appointments at: www.coch.nhs.uk/blood-test-booking or by calling 0300 123 7743.
Extended Hours Phlebotomy
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!