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Blood Test Service - locations

There are 40 blood test service locations in and around Coventry. Full list available here.


University Hospital, Coventry Phlebotomy Service

Our new online appointment 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.

To book your next appointment at University Hospital, click the blue button below.


Location: Outpatients Department, on the ground floor.
Opening hours: 8:00am – 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Busiest Days: Monday and Thursday
Busiest Times: between 8.00am-12noon and 4pm-4.45pm.


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.

It is advised that children under 15 years old attend the department between 9am-11.30am.

The Friends Blood Taking Unit Manager is Michelle Giles (michelle.giles@uhcw.nhs.uk).


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: 8:00am – 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Busiest Times: between 8:00am – 11:00am and 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Quietest times: between 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Patient information leaflets

Phlebotomy - A Guide to having a blood test
Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)

Remember - No appointment is necessary. 



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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