Book a child’s blood test

If you believe that your child may be at risk of having coronavirus, please do not book them a blood test appointment.

If you or your child develop either of the following symptoms:

  • a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in a 24 hour period (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure temperature)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please stay indoors and keep away from others. Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

  1.  Visit: www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice on next steps.
  2.  If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse, please visit: www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19. If you cannot get help online, please call 111.                                                                                              

Children's blood tests at Barnet Hospital

Children below the age of 11 are seen by appointment only in the Galaxy children’s clinic at Barnet Hospital.

The children’s blood test clinic at Barnet Hospital is open for all blood tests. 

Due to limited capacity, appointments can only be booked by a patient’s clinician at this time. You will receive a call from our team once the appointment has been confirmed.

To keep our staff and patients as safe as possible, only one adult can accompany the child. Upon arrival in the clinic, the parent, guardian or the adult accompanying will be asked to consent that blood is taken.

The clinic runs at the following times (excluding bank holidays):

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00

Children's blood tests at Chase Farm Hospital

Children below the age of 11 or who have special requirements are seen by appointment only in the paediatrics department at Chase Farm Hospital.

We recommend that you book your child's blood test appointment online - Book Appointment Online

Upon arrival in the clinic, parents, guardians or the adult accompanying your child will be asked to consent that blood is taken. If your child is being accompanied by another adult you must complete a consent form in advance.

The children's blood test clinic at Chase Farm Hospital runs at the following times (excluding bank holdiays):

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:50
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 12:40

Young people between the ages of 11 and 16 are seen by appointment only in the blood test unit at Chase Farm Hospital. They need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If the young person is being accompanied by another adult, a parent or guardian must complete a consent form. Upon arrival in the clinic, parents, guardians or the accompanying adult will be asked to consent that blood is taken. Find out about blood tests for adults.

If you encounter any difficulties booking an appointment please call 020 8216 5192 or 020 8216 4933. 

Children's blood tests at the Royal Free Hospital

Children below the age of 16 are seen by appointment only at the Royal Free Hospital. We do not offer a walk-in service.

The children's blood test clinic is open for all blood tests. 

We recommend that you book your child's blood test appointment online - book appointment online. If you are unable to book an appointment online, please call 020 7794 0500 ext. 33578, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 9am - 5pm.

Please bring the confirmation text/email - you will not be able to enter the hospital without this.

To keep our staff and patients as safe as possible, only one adult can accompany the child. Upon arrival in the clinic, the parent, guardian or the adult accompanying will be asked to consent for blood to be taken.

The children's blood test clinic at Royal Free Hospital runs at the following times (excluding bank holidays):

  • Tuesday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00