Blood test service for Wickford: new venue announced

The blood test (phlebotomy) service for the Wickford area will be at a new venue from Thursday 18 May 2017.

The final day the blood test service will be provided at Wickford Health Centre will be Friday 12 May 2017.

From Thursday 18 May 2017, the blood test service will be at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church End Lane, Wickford, SS11 7JQ.

The new service, offering 200 appointments per week, will be available on Thursdays, 7.30am-12noon and Fridays, 12noon-4pm and will be staffed by two fully trained phlebotomists.

The service will be appointment only which means no more queues or lengthy waiting times.

You can book your appointment online at www.basildonandthurrock.nhs.uk/blood-tests-online.

On the home page of this website click 'search clinics', then enter 'Wickford' and  choose 'Wickford St Mary's' from the list. You can then choose the type of appointment you need and you will see all the available dates and times.

If you are unable to access the online booking system, you can call 01702 746511, 01702 746510 or 01702 746509
Lines are open Monday–Friday, 7.30am-5pm (excluding  bank holidays)

Travelling by bus:
The number 15 bus (Runwell-Wickford-Basildon) operated by First in Essex runs frequently through the day and stops directly outside.
There is also a bus stop on both sides of the Runwell Road outside the church hall - bus numbers 15, 15B, 94A, 94B, and 220. Please take care when using these bus stops as they are on the busy Runwell Road.

Arriving by car:
There is free parking at the site for 14 cars. Due to the limited space please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment. Entrance to the car park is from Church End Lane. Please park courteously.

Date: 7 April 2017

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