This site allows you to book an appointment for a blood test. This booking service, brought in to help observe social distancing, it is now available across all our hospital sites. Normally you would have received a form from a doctor, or you might have been given a pathology reference number, either way you can book it now if you plan to have your blood test done in any of our hospitals. We offer a Phlebotomy (blood test) service to adults and children 5 years of age and older. If your child is under the age of 5 years, please make contact with the paediatric services within East Kent who will be able to assist with making an appointment. Please select your chosen site to begin the booking process at the bottom of this page.
If you require an appointment for a glucose tolerance test please refer to the pathology pages on our trust website and not this booking service, by clicking the following link; https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/services/pathology/blood-tests-phlebotomy/
If you are unable to book via the portal please call 01227 206739.
On arrival please wait in the designated phlebotomy waiting areas. We need you to keep the contact you have with other patients to a minimum so therefore please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Occasionally unexpected events occur and there may be a queue in which case we ask that you to wait to be called staying a safe distance from other people.
By supplying an email address or mobile phone number as part of the booking process you will receive a confirmatory email or text message with your appointment date and time. On the day of the appointment the phlebotomist will call your name when its your turn.
Within the confirmatory text message and email that you will receive as part of the booking confirmation there is the facility to reschedule or cancel your appointment. If you are unable to attend please cancel or reschedule as soon as possible allowing the appointment to be available to other patients.
You must wear something that covers your nose and mouth when you go to a hospital.
If you're having surgery or a procedure: