Due to the COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


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Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

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*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 are not able to offer any phlebotomy clinics Handbridge Medical Centre is pleased we are able to offers phlebotomy clinics on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. (Monday and Thursdays 8am - 9am and Tuesdays 10am - 11am)

Our phlebotomy clinics are held by our Health Care Assistant, the sessions are in the morning as all of our samples are collected at the end of the morning by the Countess Pathology department.

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 located in the 1829 building.

You must have a booked appointment for this service from 06th April 2020 you can book for Countess phlebotomy appointments at: or contact our reception team on 01244 680169 to book you in.

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! 

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