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From Friday 25th May 2018 if you would like to receive a text message reminder with your appointment details you will need to opt in to use the service. If you would like to opt in please call in at reception and fill out an opt in slip or give us a call on 01788 552211.


Sometimes, various tests such as blood tests and urine tests etc., may be required by your GP.

If you need to have a blood test, your doctor will print a blood test form for you which you must pick up from reception.


You must take the blood form to Rugby St Cross Hospital to the blood department to have your test taken.

The hospital strongly advise all patients to use their new online appointment system before attending for a blood test to avoid any disappointment. The new service helps patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly.

Walk-in appointments remain available dependent on availability, however you may have to wait for the next available appointment time. Please note that walk-in patients will be given an approximate time slot and this may vary.

Once they have filled all allocated slots, they can no longer accept walk-in appointments and you may need to revisit the hospital to have your blood test on another occasion.

To book your blood test appointment

If you have been asked to have a blood test by your GP, please book an appointment at the hospital using this link:

Blood tests for children (16 years and below) must be booked on line.

As part of an ongoing initiative to improve waiting times for blood tests across Coventry and Warwickshire, UHCW are pleased to offer children’s appointments for blood tests. They encourage all younger patients and their parents or guardians to book an appointment for the child’s (16 years and below) blood test at one of their main sites; UHCW, GEH, Rugby St Cross or City of Coventry Health Centre. Appointments can easily be booked at

This is critical to ensure that the service allocates a longer appointment and two phlebotomists for our youngest patients, to make sure they are not rushed and the best patient experience is achieved.

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