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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Arlington - Courthouse

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 222011515 N Courthouse Rd
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Arlington - Courthouse

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 222011515 N Courthouse Rd
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Vista Medical Center, Crystal City

Vista Medical Center

4.33(24 reviews)
320 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202320 23rd St S
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My first visit. I had made an appointment and had no wait time. The staff member took my vitals and noted my concerns for the treating physician. The physician was pleasant and professional, and diagnosed my condition, and prescribed prescription medication for my cough and wheezing condition. It has now been 2 days and I feel like he medication is helping to address my condition.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Arlington - Ballston

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

5.0(2 reviews)
4501 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 222034501 Fairfax Dr
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Vista Medical Center, North Arlington (formerly urgent care center of arlington)

Vista Medical Center

4.52(115 reviews)
5335 Langston Blvd., Arlington, VA 222075335 Langston Blvd.
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They are so wonderful to have nearby for urgent matters. Very grateful

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Silver Spring

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.8(120 reviews)
8455 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209108455 Colesville Rd
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Seven Corners

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.7(157 reviews)
6288 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 220446288 Arlington Blvd
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Bethesda

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.0(4 reviews)
8305 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 208148305 Wisconsin Ave
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Glen Echo

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.8(472 reviews)
7307 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 208167307 Macarthur Blvd
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Fast Track Urgent Care, Kensington

Fast Track Urgent Care

4.69(3.9k reviews)
10540 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 2089510540 Connecticut Ave
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Everyone was kind and inviting but most importantly, very helpful. I was thankful for having gotten Fast Track as a quick clinic to see. I didn't ever imagine it would be as wonderful as it was. Thank you kindly!

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Access Now Urgent Care, Wheaton

Access Now Urgent Care

4.85(1.7k reviews)
11406 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090211406 Georgia Ave
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I booked a last minute appointment and was seen right away. The PA was thorough and took her time to ask questions. Together we made a plan for next steps for care. Highly recommend.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Tysons Corner

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.6(1.6k reviews)
1953 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 221821953 Gallows Rd
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Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

4.67(3 reviews)
5501 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 221515501 Backlick Rd
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Nova Patient Care, Kingstowne

Nova Patient Care

4.42(88 reviews)
5876 Kingstowne Blvd, Alexandria, VA 223155876 Kingstowne Blvd
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Recent patient review

It was great to be able to drive up to get a Covid test. They were quick, efficient, and timely.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Fairfax

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.6(217 reviews)
8301 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 220318301 Arlington Blvd
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Medical Access, Alexandria Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.54(319 reviews)
7598 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 223157598 Telegraph Rd
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We were very impressed with the doctor. We intend to follow up with her.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Burke

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

6045 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 220156045 Burke Centre Pkwy
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Lorton

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.4(330 reviews)
7740 Gunston Plz, Lorton, VA 220797740 Gunston Plz
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Medical Access, Germantown- Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.57(395 reviews)
12321 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 2087412321 Middlebrook Road
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Great facility for any urgent care issues. I went for RTPCR test and I was out in about 10 minutes. The staff is very helpful and courteous. Will highly recommend this to anyone.

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Medical Access, Woodbridge Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.39(102 reviews)
14527 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 2219114527 Jefferson Davis Hwy
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Woodbridge

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.67(6 reviews)
4167 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 221924167 Merchant Plaza
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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 Washington DC?

    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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC?

    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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