If you require a routine OR urgent blood test, please see the following information to support you in accessing the most appropriate service.

Local NHS staff are working extremely hard to maintain services during this difficult time and the continued cooperation of patients is greatly appreciated.
Please do not attend these clinics if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Please continue to socially distance from others and wear a face-covering whilst attending any NHS site, including your local hospital, GP surgery or community clinic. This is as per current government guidance, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Only the patient requiring the blood test should enter the clinic unless assistance is required by a carer or relative for the duration.

Booking routine blood tests

Routine blood tests can be booked in the community or at your local hospital.

Routine blood clinic option 1:

To make an appointment at a community-based blood clinic:

• If you live in Chorley and South Ribble, appointments can be made by contacting your GP practice directly.

• If you live in Preston, please visit: https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/Phlebotomy to access the contact details for your local community clinic.

Routine blood clinic option 2:

Appointments can be made at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.

You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for a blood test if:
• your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
• has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be signposted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.

Booking urgent blood tests

There are a number of ways to access urgent blood test clinic appointments. Both clinic options provide the same service. Please note the different opening times, contact details and location with the hospital sites.

You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for an urgent blood test if:
• your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
• has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.

Urgent clinic booking option 1:

Clinics at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital site, operating Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be signposted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.

Urgent clinic booking option 2:

Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday from 08.30 am to 12.30 pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01772 524146 or 01772 524143 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm.

These urgent clinics will take place in the usual blood clinic locations at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.