Phlebotomy Service (Brighton & Hove)

The Community Phlebotomy Service provides domiciliary visits to housebound and non-housebound patients using our walk-in clinics. Patients need to be registered with a Brighton and Hove GP for one off blood tests.


Brighton, Hove

How To Access

Referrals for home visits will need a completed 'Community Phlebotomy Referral Form'. This will need to be completed and faxed by either a GP or Community Nursing Service.

For Non Housebound Patients

For persons over the age of 16 years, who are not housebound, and require blood tests requested by their GP, we operate a walk-in clinic at the Hove Polyclinic, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 8.30am and 11.30am. Afternoon clinics are currently available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon between 1-3pm.

Fasting blood tests are given priority between 8.30am to 9.00am. However they can be done at any time during opening hours. For Glucose Tolerance Tests it is necessary to arrive before 9am to enable a second test to be carried out after 2 hours before the clinic closes at 11.30am. Please remember to fast at least 12 hours before you visit.

Please Note:
The clinic has a limited number of appointments available and operates a first come first served basis. Once all available slots have been allocated the clinic will close.

For all blood tests you will need a blood form from your GP confirming the blood test. Please report to main reception and ensure you bring this form with you.

We are unable to take requests for children aged 16 or under. They will need to be seen at the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital.

Contact Details

Hove Polyclinic walk-in-service:
Community Phlebotomy Service
Ground Floor
Hove Polyclinic
Nevill Avenue

Correspondence address:
Community Phlebotomy Service
Brighton and Hove
D1, Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove

Tel: 01273 265606

Opening Hours

Domiciliary visits to housebound patients.
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm - domiciliary visits to housebound patients.

Hove Polyclinic
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11.30am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm to 3pm

Please note: we are not open on Bank Holidays.

How to find us

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