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Best place for blood test with needle phobia

By buttons 24 September 2009 24

I need to go have a blood test and I have a massive needle phobia – can anyone recommend a good clinic to go where the nurses understand these issues and have patience?

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nemo2003 6:28 pm 29 Jan 10

I suffer from same problem to the point I have had to be sedated with valium once. I went to Eloise at Symbion in Belconnen last year and she was a sweetheart. She was recommended to me by my GP. She was funny, sensitive, gentle and caring. She held my hand, spoke to me softly and I hardly felt a thing. She explained procedure from beginning to end and was one of the most professional nurses Ive come across with a cheeky sense of humour to calm me. At the end of the test, I went to de4sk to pay only to discover I was bulk billed by her. I no longer need sedation when I can get in with her and I give her 20 out of 10. She is also good with young children if that helps. Best of luck, I know how you feel!

gun street girl 5:36 pm 26 Sep 09

Best stick to the mob that your doctor uses, for the sake of your results not being lost or delayed. Capital and ACT Path have multiple collection centres alike, so you’re free to pick the one most convenient, but try not to go to Capital, for instance, if your request form comes from ACT Path (or vice-versa).

Primal 11:15 am 26 Sep 09

rosebud said :

I-filed – I DO have a phobia, but it involved underpants.

I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere about a shared phobia of little pricks…

me70 10:49 pm 25 Sep 09

I have to have bi-monthly bloodtests to check medication levels..I’ve always hated them, but since I’ve started going to the collection place inside Calvary Hospital, I haven’t had any probs..it’s all they do so it’s very quick and relatively painless..and you can reward yourself with a chocky (or whatever!) at the cafe next door afterwards!.. can’t remember if it’s ACT Pathology or Capital Pathology? It’s not the one across the road from A&E but the one downstairs from the maternity ward..good luck 🙂

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