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Blood Test Service - locations

There are 40 blood test service locations in and around Coventry. Click on the map for details of the clinic most convenient for you.

Click on the map for information about phlebotomy clinics in Coventry. You can book an appointment online at the locations in red.


University Hospital, Coventry Phlebotomy Service

We strongly advise all patients use our new online appointment system before attending for a blood test to avoid any disappointment. The new service helps patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly.

Walk-in appointments remain available dependent on availability, however you may have to wait for the next available appointment time. Please note that walk-in patients will be given an approximate time slot and this may vary.

Location: Outpatients Department, on the ground floor.
Opening hours: 8am-4.45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). 

Once we have filled all allocated slots we can no longer accept walk-in appointments and you may need to revisit the hospital to have your blood test on another occasion.



The Friends Blood Taking Unit, Hospital of St Cross

Patients from Rugby and the surrounding areas are able to access the Friends Blood Taking Unit at the Hospital of St Cross.

Referrals for blood tests can be from GP's, practice nurses or from hospital consultants. Patients are also able to leave other samples, such as urine, which have been collected at home, at the hospital's Pathology Reception.

Location: Near Brookfield House, just off North Road - map here.
Opening hours: 8am–4.45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Patients can book in and wait from 7.30am.

Children under 12 years old are recommended to attende the department between 9.30am-11am, however they can attend anytime between 8am-4.45pm.

The Friends Blood Taking Unit Line Manager is Michelle Giles.



City of Coventry NHS Walk-in and Healthcare Centre Phlebotomy Service

Address: Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV1 4FS
Location: Access is via the main doors, the Phlebotomy team are in Area A.
Opening hours: 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Busiest Times: between 8am – 11am and 4pm – 4.45pm

Once we have filled all allocated slots we can no longer accept walk-in appointments and you may need to revisit to have your blood test on another occasion.

Please use the blood taking service that is most convenient to you.


Patient information leaflets

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)



The Clinical Radiology (X-ray) department provides imaging for the diagnosis and interventional treatment of a large array of conditions. The multidisplinary team performs nearly 300,000 examinations a year at University Hospital, Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby. 

The department is committed to the provision of state of the art imaging technologies and constantly evolving techniques. This enables us to offer a high quality level of patient service and care.

Your doctor will be able to advise you on whether you will need an appointment or not. If you need to prepare in some way before you come for your test a leaflet will be sent to you along with your appointment letter. Please read this leaflet carefully. 

Finding Us

The Radiology Department at University Hospital, Coventry is located in the main hospital building, on the ground floor.

The Radiology Department at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby is located on the ground floor of the Withybrook wing. 

Opening Times

If an appointment is not required for your test we are open from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Services (not all services are available on both sites)

More Information

For more information on your particular test, there is an informative and interactive website provided by the Royal College of Radiologists where different procedures and examinations are explained.

You can download a patient information leaflet on radiation safety.

If you require any further information, please contact our reception on 024 7696 6300 (University Hospital, Coventry) or 024 7696 3260 (Hospital of St Cross, Rugby) who will be able to direct you to the most appropriate person.

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