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Children's Phlebotomy Service

For children under the age of 16 requiring a blood test, parents can take them to the Children's Outpatient Department, Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm, and 2pm to 4pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 1pm where a walk-in service is provided.

For any queries please ring children's outpatient unit 023 9228 6000 ext 3336. Please do not use this number unless you are calling on behalf of a child, for adult services see below.

Young Adults Phlebotomy Service 

A Young Adult Phlebotomy Service for children aged 14 upwards was introduced by the trust on Monday 12 September 2011.

These tests will be carried out on an appointment only basis and can be arranged by contacting one of the following clinics:

St Mary’s Hospital 
030 0123 6612
Phone lines open from 7am to 2:30pm, Monday to  Friday, or Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

Queen Alexandra Hospital Outpatients Department 
023 9228 6000 ext 5814 
Phone lines open from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday 

Fareham Community Hospital
023 9268 1755
Phone lines open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday    

When making an appointment please specify that the appointment is for a young adult and a double appointment can be booked.

Young adults, who have a needle phobia or are a patient with learning difficulties, should be referred to the Paediatric Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. Telephone 02392 286000 ext 4377.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults Phlebotomy Service 

Information for patients living in Portsmouth

Patients living in Portsmouth should contact the booking line at St Marys Hospital on 030 0123 6612 from Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm; and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am and 5pm to arrange a blood test. This is an appointments system only. Blood test appointments are available from 7am to 4:45pm Monday to Fridays.

St Marys Hospital Phlebotomy Clinic now opens from 7am to offer patients an earlier appointment time. The clinic will continue to open from Monday to Friday From 7am to 14:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Patients will still need to make their appointment via the dedicated telephone line, which is opened from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The dedicated telephone number is 023 9268 0275.

We hope the new opening times will offer patients more flexibility when making appointments.

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Information for patients living in Fareham

The Gudgeheath Lane GP surgery and Highlands Road GP surgery carry out blood tests for registered patients. To make an appointment at Gudgeheath Lane please call 01329 280887 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm. To make an appointment at Highlands Road please contact 0844 477 8939.

To have a blood test at Fareham Health Centre please contact 01329 282911 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.30pm. This is an appointment system only

To have a blood test at the new Community Hospital in Park Gate, Fareham please call 01489 587415 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 4pm. This is an appointment system only for Fareham patients.

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Information for patients living in Gosport

Patients who are registered at Bridgemary Medical Centre, Rowner Health Centre or Brune Medical Centre, are able to have a blood test at Brune Medical Centre. To arrange an appointment please call 023 9279 4169 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Patients who are registered at Forton Road Medical Centre or Brockhurst Medical Centre are able to have a blood test at Forton Road Medical Centre. To book an appointment please call 023 9258 3333 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Patients who are registered at Bury Road Surgery or Gosport Medical Centre are able to have a blood test at Gosport Medical Centre. To book an appointment please call 023 9258 3302 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Patients who are registered at Manor Way Surgery or Lee On The Solent Practice are able to have a blood test at Lee On The Solent Medical Practice. To arrange an appointment please call 023 9255 0220 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.

Patients who are registered at Stoke Road Medical Centre or Waterside Medical Centre are able to have blood tests at Waterside Medical Centre. To arrange an appointment please call 023 9258 3344 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Stubbington Medical Practice is able to provide a blood test facility for its registered patients. Please call 01329 664231 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 5pm to book an appointment.

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**Update**

Patients living in Petersfield, Havant and East Hampshire who either require blood tests requested by Portsmouth Hospital’s clinicians as part of their hospital care or treatment or are on warfarin and require blood tests to manage their treatment or are registered with Swan surgery can have their bloods taken at Petersfield Hospital blood clinic.  Petersfield Hospital  blood clinic is now a walk in service and is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7am-12:15pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

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Additional information

All GP Practices and St Marys Hospital and the Community Hospital in Park Gate Fareham have slots available for urgent blood tests where required.

If you require a Glucose Tolerance Test please Queen Alexandra Hospital on 023 9228 6000 ext 1758 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm for an appointment.

Patients attending for a fasting blood test are required not to have eaten. However patients may drink clear fluids only for example, water, black tea or coffee, for a minimum of 12 hours before the test.

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Contact

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth
PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000

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