Please note that you can book an appointment for your routine blood test - please see the details below:
Appointments for blood tests should be made online, rather than by email or telephone. The appointments system ensures that we can maximise the number of tests we can offer to patients and continue to maintain social distancing in waiting areas.
Appointments will be held at our outpatient departments at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, and Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford. You should also use the online system to make appointments at Waltham Abbey Health Centre and Ongar Health Centre.
From 28 November 2022, blood tests at The Princess Alexandra Hospital are carried out at Gibberd Ward (Building 6), after relocating from the main building. You can view more details here >
Additionally, some GP surgeries offer a blood test service. Please contact your GP surgery for advice.
You should book your appointment using the link to the booking system below:
The booking system – named Swiftqueue - is designed to be easy to access and to manage your appointment. When accessing the Swiftqueue system, you will be guided to create an account and follow the on-screen instructions to arrange your appointment.
Minimal information is required in order to set up your account and make an appointment. You will be asked to provide an email address (this does not need to be your own, it could be a friend, relative or carer who is assisting you, for example), your name and date of birth.
If you arrive without a pre-booked appointment, you will be allocated the next available slot on arrival. This could be later in the day or a different day during busy times, so all appointments should be pre-booked online in advance.
If you require any support with using the system, or feel you may need extra support when having your blood taken, you can call 01279 827163 for advice.