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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.42(31 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
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Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.
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Family Urgent Care, Chicago

Family Urgent Care

4.37(808 reviews)
1631 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 606141631 N Halsted St
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Recent patient review

My only complaint is they allowed a woman to sit in the lobby without a mask on for an extended period of time

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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.42(31 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
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Recent patient review

Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.

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Cermak Immediate Care

Cermak Immediate Care

4.71(6.7k reviews)
5741 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 608045741 W Cermak Rd
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Recent patient review

I made an appointment and had to wait an hour past my appointment time, but the care I received and the front desk was awesome!

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HealthStop, Berwyn

HealthStop

4.56(9 reviews)
3635 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 604023635 S Harlem Ave
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Recent patient review

Absolutely wonderful. Doctor and NP's are smart as a whip and very friendly.

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Precision Immediate Care & Medical Center, Stone Park

Precision Immediate Care & Medical Center

4.15(27 reviews)
3520 W North Ave, Stone Park, IL 601653520 W North Ave
OpenMon 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Immediate Care Center of Westmont

Immediate Care Center of Westmont

4.88(16k reviews)
29 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 6055929 N Cass Ave
OpenMon 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was Fantastic! So patient!!

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Darien Immediate Care

Darien Immediate Care

4.9(1.3k reviews)
8190 S Cass Ave, Darien, IL 605618190 S Cass Ave
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Recent patient review

Went to have a blood test. Everybody was very professional. Erin worked with me and she was very good to work BBC with. The support team was very good to work with as well.

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NewMed Immediate Care

NewMed Immediate Care

4.78(5.5k reviews)
1669 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 600081669 W Algonquin Rd
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Recent patient review

You guys are always fantastic!!!!! Stay safe!!!

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Schaumburg Immediate Care

Schaumburg Immediate Care

4.58(86 reviews)
1375 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 601941375 E Schaumburg Rd
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Recent patient review

Love the staff. Waiting room can get a bit crowded as specially cause of covid. Last time there was a kids that was coughing and it made me scared. Shame I understand she does not feel to well, but I would rather let them take them though at once to lessen exposure. And then a family of four coming in for one to see the doctor. Waiting room is really small and get crowded fast. Staff is incredible, friendly and very very helpful. I refuse to see any other doctor. They are amazing!!!

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Pioneer Physicians, Walk-in Clinic

Pioneer Physicians

4.04(132 reviews)
148 S Bolingbrook Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60440148 S Bolingbrook Dr
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Recent patient review

Went for Covid test and they also screened for streptococcus. Very thorough

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Rapid Immediate Care in Hoffman Estates, Urgent Care Clinic

Rapid Immediate Care in Hoffman Estates

4.71(80 reviews)
925 N Roselle Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169925 N Roselle Rd
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Recent patient review

This was the first time using this immediate care facility. I will definitely recommend it to others. The nurse practitioner and medical assistant (wish I would have gotten their names) were so friendly and easy to talk to. The Northwest Community Treatment Center on Roselle Road recently discontinued services there. Don’t know if it’s because of Covid. They said staffing issues. This is a great alternative at Roselle Rd, just north of Higgins.

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Rapid Healthcare Limited

Rapid Healthcare Limited

5.0(17 reviews)
215 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440215 Remington Blvd
OpenMon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Suburban Medical Group

Suburban Medical Group

4.64(346 reviews)
693 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440693 W Boughton Rd
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Recent patient review

Took care of my business.

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Epic Urgent and Family Care

Epic Urgent and Family Care

4.64(11 reviews)
770 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074770 E Dundee Rd
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Family Urgent Care, Schererville

Family Urgent Care

4.81(2.6k reviews)
1217 US-41, Schererville, IN 463751217 US-41
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great experience every time!

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Family Practice Center of Palatine & Immediate Care

Family Practice Center of Palatine & Immediate Care

4.61(876 reviews)
371 W Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067371 W Northwest Hwy
OpenMon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent always, been going there for over 30 years

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Epic Urgent and Family Care, Streamwood

Epic Urgent and Family Care

4.68(28 reviews)
644 S Sutton Rd, Palatine, IL 60107644 S Sutton Rd
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Recent patient review

Brand new clinic. Extremely clean. Quick and efficient service. Provider and Staff were professional and courteous. Loved the quick evaluation. Was able to get ekg and blood draw as well. Will definitely visit again for future needs.

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Fox Valley Urgent Care Clinic

Fox Valley Urgent Care Clinic

4.36(2.1k reviews)
3535 E New York St, Aurora, IL 605043535 E New York St
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Recent patient review

This is my 3rd time being cared for here. I have made this my primary care. Esperanza Roman is the absolute best. She takes the time to listen and explain. She cares about not only your health but your continued health. I will continue to go here as long as I can.

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Midwest Express Clinic, Cicero

Midwest Express Clinic

4.9(31 reviews)
3314 S Cicero Ave, Cicero, IL 608043314 S Cicero Ave
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Midwest Express Clinic, River Forest

Midwest Express Clinic

7343 Lake St, River Forest, IL 603057343 Lake St
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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 Illinois?

    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 Illinois 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 Illinois?

    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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