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Blood Test Service - locations

There are 40 blood test service locations in and around Coventry. Most clinics have appointments to book in advance either by telephone or online. 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.


If you are unable to view the map on your web browser, you may wish to download the following leaflet, which gives you all the centres available:

Blood Tests leaflet


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)

Specialist Tests - There are a small number of specialist tests where blood needs to be taken on a hospital site as the sample must be transferred to the laboratory rapidly for the test to be undertaken. Click here for a list of these specialist tests and to find out more



X-ray room at the City of Coventry Health Centre UHCW NHS Trust

The multi-displinary team performs over 350,000 examinations a year at University Hospital in Coventry, the Hospital of St Cross inRugby and the City of Coventry Health Centre.

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

Most examinations require an appointment. Walk-in access is only available for the following examinations:

Walk-in access times at both sites are: 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

If you are unsure whether your investigation is eligible for walk-in access please phone 024 7696 6331.

Some examinations can now be undertaken at the City of Coventry Health Centre (CoCHC) by appointment. If (where possible) you would like an appointment at the City of Coventry Health Centre please ask your GP to include this on your request.

Services (not all services are available at all sites)

More Information

If you require any further information, please contact our reception on 024 7696 6331 (University Hospital, Coventry) or 01788 663260 (Hospital of St Cross, Rugby) who will be able to direct you to the most appropriate person.

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