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Carbon Health, Echo Park

Carbon Health

3.67(3 reviews)
2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900262110 Sunset Blvd
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Carbon Health, Echo Park

Carbon Health

3.67(3 reviews)
2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900262110 Sunset Blvd
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Los Angeles Ivy Station

Carbon Health Urgent Care

4.56(16 reviews)
8900 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 902328900 Venice Blvd.
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AME Medical Group, Montebello Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

5.0(2 reviews)
433 N 4th St, Montebello, CA 90640433 N 4th St
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AME Medical Group, Lynwood Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.74(1k reviews)
3625 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lynwood, CA 902623625 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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Muy buenas atenciones lo recomiendo

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Carbon Health, Pasadena

Carbon Health

4.27(11 reviews)
600 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101600 E Colorado Blvd
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Friendly staff and very considerate. Obviously care about the care they are providing.

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AME Medical Group, Downey Florence Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.54(2.1k reviews)
8500 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 902408500 Florence Ave
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It was worth the wait.

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AME Medical Group, Downey Paramount Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.57(2.7k reviews)
11938 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 9024211938 Paramount Blvd
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Very fast very efficient Friendly staff Highly recommended

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4.8(384 reviews)
12212 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9006612212 Washington Blvd
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Scheduling appointment was easy, arrived & seen quickly & staff was very friendly & kind! Great experience!

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Noho West

Carbon Health Urgent Care

5.0(5 reviews)
6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 916066150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
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AME Medical Group, Whittier I Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.69(1.3k reviews)
12472 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060212472 Washington Blvd
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Office and staff were great. I was told to wait in car with my emergency lights on and someone would be out, but nobody showed up. After waiting a descent amount of time in my car, I entered the office for my test. Customer service should have told to enter office, as well as automated service.

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AME Medical Group, Long Beach Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.55(861 reviews)
3300 E South St, Long Beach, CA 908053300 E South St
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The doctor was amazing the staff we're beyond patient with my kids and exceeded my expectations the facility itself was very clean everything was very organized

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AME Medical Group, Whittier II Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.49(497 reviews)
15141 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060315141 Whittier Blvd
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I was please with this place I would come again and recommend it

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Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine

Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine

4.82(888 reviews)
7211 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914057211 Van Nuys Blvd
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My first time using this urgent care but being able to schedule an appointment made it easy to work with. Very helpful staff and the Doctor who saw me took plenty of time to understand my issues and ask questions. He also took the proper time to create a treatment plan and then explain it and every medication and effects to me. Unfortunately they were not covered by my insurance but I felt it was worth the out of pocket expense

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Healthline Medical Group

Healthline Medical Group

4.57(93 reviews)
15211 Vanowen St, Los Angeles, CA 9140515211 Vanowen St
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Taylor went above and beyond to treat me and she did an amazing job. It’s a very challenging time but she made my visit easy and my tests comfortable! She was knowledgeable and kind, as was the staff.

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Carbon Health, Redondo Beach

Carbon Health

5.0(28 reviews)
415 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277415 N Pacific Coast Hwy
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AME Medical Group, West Covina Urgent Care

AME Medical Group

4.7(343 reviews)
741 S Orange Ave, West Covina, CA 91790741 S Orange Ave
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So helpful and very nice people

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Make You Well Urgent Care + Family Practice, Urgent Care

Make You Well Urgent Care + Family Practice

4.6(218 reviews)
23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 9050523365 Hawthorne Blvd
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You are all amazing 💛

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Valley Urgent Care, Northridge

Valley Urgent Care

4.81(4.6k reviews)
9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 913249335 Reseda Blvd
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Kind, efficient, smart healthcare workers made this experience comfortable for me. I didn't know what to expect as this was my first Covid test, it was easy and quick and I appreciated their care in getting me the results quickly.

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Carbon Health, Woodland Hills

Carbon Health

3.89(9 reviews)
21835 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9136421835 Ventura Blvd
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I set an appointment to get mu second Covid booster shot and the whole process was a breeze. The staff was communicative and very nice, and the wait was reasonable. They were clearly very busy, but didn't that impact anyone's care.

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Brea

Carbon Health Urgent Care

4.58(12 reviews)
705 E Birch St, Brea, CA 92821705 E Birch St
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Warner Plaza Urgent Care

Warner Plaza Urgent Care

3.41(17 reviews)
5995 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 913675995 Topanga Canyon Blvd
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Doctor Shana is the best doctor!

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Pap Smear FAQs

  • What is a Pap smear?

    A Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening test that is suggested for women aged 21 to 65. According to the DHHS, it entails examining the cells in your cervix for evidence of precancerous cells and abnormalities.

  • Why do you need a Pap smear?

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a Pap smear can help you avoid cervical cancer by detecting it in its early stages, when it can be effectively treated.

  • Who should have a Pap smear?

    If you're a woman between the ages of 21 and 65, the DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear.

  • How often should a Pap smear be repeated?

    If you're between the ages of 21 and 29, you should get a Pap smear test every three years. The DHHS recommends having a Pap test every three years if you are between the ages of 30 and 65, or once every five years if you combine your Pap test with an HPV test.

  • Where can I get a Pap smear in California?

    A Pap smear can be obtained from your doctor as part of a well-woman exam or from an urgent care center that provides this service. To discover a nearby provider, use Solv to find reliable, top-rated providers in your California that offer a Pap smear test.

  • How long do Pap smear results take?

    According to the DHHS, Pap smear results normally arrive in one to three weeks. If you haven't heard from your doctor in three weeks, you should contact his or her office.

  • How do I prepare for a Pap smear?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, a Pap smear test takes very little preparation. The National Library of Medicine recommends that you avoid using tampons, douche products, vaginal lotions, or birth control foams two to three days before your Pap test. It also suggests that you avoid having sex during this time and reschedule your appointment if you are on your period.

  • Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

    A Pap smear does not test for HPV, according to the National Library of Medicine. You can, however, get your Pap smear and an HPV test done at the same time every five years. Based on your age and screening history, talk to your doctor about when you should get an HPV test.

  • When should I get a Pap smear in California?

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, you should have a Pap smear every three years after turning 21 or every five years after turning 30 if you want to combine your Pap screening with an HPV test.

About [state[ Pap Smears

A Pap smear is a medical test that is routinely used to check women for cervical cancer. Knowing more about Pap screenings and where to get them can help you avoid or diagnose cervical cancer early on, allowing you to obtain treatment.

Pap smear overview

A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer in women. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this test entails taking a sample of cervix cells and examining them for cancer indications. Cervical cancer can be prevented or treated by working with your doctor if you have precancerous cells on your cervix. According to the National Library of Medicine, a Pap smear is also known as a Papanicolaou test or Pap smear test.

Pap smear (Pap test): What to expect

A Pap smear is a test that examines the cervix for the presence of cervical cancer and precancerous cells. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of precancers in the cervix, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (HPV).

According to the DHHS, Pap exams are generally advised for women between the ages of 21 and 65. Women should have a Pap smear every three to five years, depending on their age, or as often as their doctors recommend.

A Pap test is normally done at your doctor's office during a pelvic exam or a well-woman exam. Your doctor will normally ask you to remove your clothing from the waist down, lie down on an exam table, and put your feet in stirrups, according to the University of Utah. Your doctor will next take a sample of cells from your cervix with a long cotton swab. According to the University of Utah, your cell sample will be submitted to a lab to be tested for evidence of precancers and cervical cancer.

Who needs a Pap smear?

Most women between the ages of 21 and 65 should get a Pap smear, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It recommends that even if a woman is not sexually active, has received the HPV vaccine, or has previously gone through menopause, she should still undergo regular Pap screenings.

How often do you need a Pap smear?

The DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear test every three years if you're between the ages of 21 and 29. If you're between the ages of 30 and 65, the DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear every three years or a Pap and HPV co-test every five years.

If you're over 65 and have never been tested, or if you haven't been checked since you turned 60, the DHHS suggests getting a Pap test.

How to prepare for a Pap smear

Tampons, sex, douching, and vaginal creams or birth control foams should all be avoided two to three days before your Pap smear, according to the National Library of Medicine. It's also a good idea to get your Pap smear on a day when you aren't due to have your period. According to the National Library of Medicine, no other preparation is required for a Pap smear aside from these processes.

What happens during a Pap smear?

To begin, your doctor will ask you to strip down to your underwear and lie down on an exam table. Then, according to the University of Utah, your doctor will use a speculum to open the walls of your vaginal canal, giving your doctor a clear view of your cervix.

To take a sample of cells, your doctor will introduce a long swab into your vagina and gently swipe it against your cervix. According to the University of Utah, your cell sample will be transported to a lab where it will be examined and tested for the existence of precancerous cells and cervical cancer.

According to the National Library of Medicine, most women experience little to no discomfort during a Pap smear, while some women may experience pressure and mild discomfort akin to menstruation cramps. It goes on to say that some women may experience spotting or bleeding as a result of the procedure, which is totally normal.

What do the results of a Pap smear mean?

The results of a Pap smear can be normal or abnormal. The NLMl makes a point. When your results are ready, your doctor will contact you to discuss them.

Normal Pap smear

According to the National Library of Medicine, a normal Pap test means that the cells in your cervix were confirmed to be normal and that no symptoms of precancers or cervical cancer were discovered. In most cases, your doctor would advise you to return in three to five years for another routine visit.

Abnormal Pap smear

According to the National Library of Medicine, an abnormal Pap test indicates that abnormalities were found in your cervical cell sample. This does not necessarily imply that you are suffering from cervical cancer. According to the National Library of Medicine, your doctor may recommend additional tests or therapies to prevent your cell abnormalities from progressing to cancer.

How accurate are the results?

According to the National Library of Medicine, the Pap test is not 100 percent accurate, and cervical cancer can be overlooked in a tiny percentage of instances. It's also a good idea to avoid taking this test if you're on your period, as blood might skew the findings.

Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

A Pap smear test does not detect HPV, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It does, however, look for atypical cervical cells, which could be caused by HPV. If you're 30 or older, the DHHS recommends getting a routine HPV test.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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