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We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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Blood Testing

Last updated: 20 January 2020

Phlebotomy (blood testing) service

The way blood taking services are provided across the Fareham and Gosport area has changed to help ensure more patients can have appointments at a convenient time.

If you live in Fareham or Gosport and your hospital consultant has asked you to go for a blood test you can no longer have blood taken at your GP practice, following changes that came into effect on 1 October 2018.

Instead there is a choice of other clinics available, depending on where you live:

  • Queen Alexandra Hospital: This is a walk-in service.  Clinic times are Monday-Friday 07.45 - 16.45
  • St Mary’s Hospital, Milton, Portsmouth: This is an appointment only service. Please call 0300 123 6612 to make an appointment. The phone line is open Monday-Friday 07:00-19:00 and Saturday / Sunday 09:00-17:00. Clinic times are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 07:00-14:25. Tues and Thurs 07.00 - 13.30
  • Fareham Community Hospital: This is an appointment only service. Please phone 02392 681 755 for an appointment. The phone line is open Monday -Friday 0800- 16:00. Clinic times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:00-12:30
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital: This is an appointment only service. Please phone 02392 681755 for an appointment. The phone line is open Monday -Friday 08:00-15:00. Clinic times are Monday-Wednesday 08:00-14:15 and Friday 08:00-12:00
  • Petersfield Community Hospital: This is a walk-in service. Clinic times are Monday and Tuesday 07:00-12:00.

The domiciliary service, which provides blood taking at home will continue although this is provided by Solent NHS Trust in the Portsmouth area.


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