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.

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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. 

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 8216 5192 or 020 8216 4933, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am - 4pm. 

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 9am – 1pm

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.

Book your child's appointment online

If you are unable to book an appointment online, please call 020 8216 5192 or 020 8216 4933, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am - 4pm. 

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 9am - 12:50pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 2pm
  • Thursday 9am - 15:30pm
  • Friday 9am - 12:40pm

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.

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. An appointment must be booked for all tests.

The children's blood test clinic is open for all blood tests for children within the London boroughs of Barnet and Camden.

Book your child’s appointment online.

Please read our page on how to book online. If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone and you are unable to book an appointment online, please contact your GP in the first instance. If further assistance is needed, please call 020 7794 0500, extension 33578, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 9am - 5pm.

Our telephone lines are busy and waiting times are longer than usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

Blood tests: things to remember on the day

  • Bring a printed paper blood test request form or GP forms with you. Your child's GP will be able to provide the form. Without this, we will not be able to perform the blood test and the appointment will need to be rescheduled.
  • Bring the confirmation text / email with you – you will not be able to enter the hospital without it.
  • 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.
  • If you are concerned that you or your child is COVID-19 positive, please call us to discuss as appointments may need to be rescheduled.
  • The children's blood test clinic at Royal Free Hospital is open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).