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805 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308805 Peachtree St NE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(921 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta - Midtown - 805 Peachtree St NE

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6131 S Norcross Tucker Rd, Norcross, GA 300936131 S Norcross Tucker Rd
Open until 1:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.5(10 reviews)
Comprehensive Primary & Urgent Care, CPAUC of Atlanta - 6131 S Norcross Tucker Rd
The staff were friendly and competent in their care.

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5370 Campbellton Fairburn Rd, Fairburn, GA 302135370 Campbellton Fairburn Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.89(1.5k reviews)
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Undeniable Healthcare, Fairburn - 5370 Campbellton Fairburn Rd
Always a pleasure to work with the staff at Undeniable.They are passionate, professional and on time.

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777 W Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071777 W Peachtree St
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(2 reviews)
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Excelsior Healthcare, Norcross - 777 W Peachtree St

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1750 Powder Springs Rd SW, Marietta, GA 300641750 Powder Springs Rd SW
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.64(11 reviews)
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Clinic Klinic, Marietta - 1750 Powder Springs Rd SW
I was so pleased with my visit and building a rapport with the staff. I would like her to be my PCP even! They were patient thorough and I’m so pleased and at ease of the relief I finally got. The resources and laughter shared,I’m thankful that I encountered this clinic. The steroid prescribed I feel like a breakthrough and that it will pass. I will do my due diligence of dr’s orders. They treated me so good!

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8480 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 300228480 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(10 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Ellard Village - 8480 Holcomb Bridge Rd

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4855 River Green Pkwy, Duluth, GA 300964855 River Green Pkwy
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(2 reviews)
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Excelsior Healthcare, Duluth - 4855 River Green Pkwy

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11375 Southbridge Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 3002211375 Southbridge Pkwy
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Excelsior Healthcare, Alpharetta - 11375 Southbridge Pkwy

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4835 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 300444835 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9:45 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 9:45 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 9:45 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.15(65 reviews)
Sugarloaf Urgent & Primary Care - 4835 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Got lucky and got a same day appointment. Got seen and out very quickly. Love that the doc was keen on not medicating me where it's not necessary. Very peaceful atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this provider.

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764 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316764 Memorial Dr SE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(904 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Reynoldstown - 764 Memorial Dr SE

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1000 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 303181000 Northside Dr NW
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.7(351 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Northside - 1000 Northside Dr NW

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149 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030149 Clairemont Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.8(20 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Decatur - 149 Clairemont Ave

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2900 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 303052900 Peachtree Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(921 reviews)
AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta- 2900 Peachtree - 2900 Peachtree Rd

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3867 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 303423867 Roswell Rd NE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.5(221 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta - Buckhead - 3867 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta

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4480 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 300804480 S Cobb Dr SE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
3.3(8 reviews)
Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Smyrna - 4480 S Cobb Dr SE

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3983 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 300843983 Lavista Rd
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  • SunClosed
4.0(20 reviews)
Quik Clinic, Tucker - 3983 Lavista Rd

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2100 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 300622100 Roswell Rd
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3.9(10 reviews)
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Quik Clinic, Marietta - 2100 Roswell Rd
It was great they really took care of me

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13800 GA-9, Alpharetta, GA 3000413800 GA-9
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(5 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Alpharetta - 13800 GA-9

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49 Hosiery Mill Rd, Dallas, GA 3015749 Hosiery Mill Rd
Open until 5:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • SunClosed
4.8(1.3k reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Dallas - 49 Hosiery Mill Rd
The providers and staff were all friendly. Exam and waiting room clean. The doctor put me at ease right away.

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1025 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 301061025 East-West Connector
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4.91(140 reviews)
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Urgent Team, Austell - 1025 East-West Connector
The APN I saw was amazing. Her bedside manner impeccable. She listened attentively and went the extra mile to schedule a speciality appt for my condition. I can’t thank her enough. This has been the best experience with a provider that I have had. She deserves all the praise. Office staff were polite as well I felt welcome and heard.

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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.

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 Georgia?

    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 Georgia 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 Georgia?

    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.

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