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Blood Taking Service (Phlebotomy)

Having a blood test

We collect blood samples from patients and send them to the pathology laboratories for analysis. In order to have a blood test, you will need a request form.

It will be of great assistance if you are able to remove your coat or jacket before entering the blood test room. When you enter the room the blood taker (phlebotomist) will ask you to confirm your name and date of birth. Your blood samples will then be collected.

The results of your blood tests will be reported directly to the person who requested your tests, usually your GP or consultant. If you have any specific questions about your investigations, please discuss them with your GP or consultant as the phlebotomist will not be able to answer these for you.


York Hospital

The blood taking service at York Hospital outpatient department does not currently operate a drop in service.

We continue to offer a blood taking service for patients who have urgent GP bloods requests only at the nearby Peppermill Court on Ramsay Close in York.  Patients who have routine blood tests for yearly check-ups should consult their GP. 

Peppermill Court

The York phlebotomy service has moved from the Nuffield Hospital to Peppermill Court on Ramsay Close in York (from Monday 14 September).

This service will continue to be for urgent phlebotomy only.  In the coming weeks we will be opening a booking service for routine phlebotomy appointments, and will share further information when the booking service is ready to open.

Address: Peppermill Court, Ramsay Close, Clifton, York, YO31 8SS.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Please note there is no longer a blood taking service at ASDA, Monks Cross.


The New Selby War Memorial Hospital

Opening times

Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm.

No appointments required.


Scarborough Hospital

Blood taking is in the main outpatients department, corridor B.  Patients will need to book in at the reception.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Bridlington Hospital

Bloodtaking can be found in the outpatient department.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.

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The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.  Information about our local services can be found on this website here.

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here.

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