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82-151 Ave 42, Indio, CA 9220382-151 Ave 42
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.73(75 reviews)
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Carbon Health, Indio - 82-151 Ave 42
I was able to get a virtual appointment at Carbon Urgent Care for the same day! Their NP Esther Nickelson was very friendly and thorough. She called in the prescription in a timely manner. Thank you for your excellent care!

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78965 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 9225378965 CA-111
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.46(123 reviews)
Carbon Health, La Quinta - 78965 CA-111
I made an appointment online for 10:15 and when I got to the clinic I wasn’t seen until about 11:40 for my knee. I was told I may need an MRI; no referral made, just recommendations on who to call. Issue with knee cannot be diagnosed without MRI but thought was meniscus damage. PA recommended Tylenol and knee brace.

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44-419 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 9226044-419 Town Center Way
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.62(148 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care , Palm Desert (formerly MedPost) - 44-419 Town Center Way
I would recommend this place they treated me great it was in and out quickly. The doctor was great and the front desk girl was great. Thank you for a great care. I booked my appointment online. It was very easy.

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81715 Dr Carreon Blvd, Indio, CA 9220181715 Dr Carreon Blvd
Open 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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4.2(469 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 81715 Dr Carreon Blvd
A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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78-271 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 9225378-271 CA-111
Open11:00 am
  • Mon 6:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Tue 6:30 am - 11:00 am
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  • Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 am
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4.29(550 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 78-271 CA-111
After receiving my results, I called Quest Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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555 E Tachevah Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262555 E Tachevah Dr
Open 3:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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4.45(402 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 555 E Tachevah Dr
I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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57370 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 9228457370 Twentynine Palms Highway
Open11:30 am
  • Mon 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Fri 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SatClosed
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4.28(468 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 57370 Twentynine Palms Highway
A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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55557 Campus Dr, Thermal, CA 9227455557 Campus Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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5.0(1 reviews)
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82013 Dr Carreon Blvd, Indio, CA 9220182013 Dr Carreon Blvd
2.11(19 reviews)
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81880 Dr Carreon Blvd, Indio, CA 9220181880 Dr Carreon Blvd
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 - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
2.1(21 reviews)
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Two hour wait,but ok.
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81557 Dr Carreon Blvd, Indio, CA 9220181557 Dr Carreon Blvd
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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80545 CA-111, Indio, CA 9220180545 CA-111
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2.5(20 reviews)
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79180 Corporate Centre Dr, La Quinta, CA 9225379180 Corporate Centre Dr
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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47110 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 9225347110 Washington St
Open until12:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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45280 Seeley Dr, La Quinta, CA 9225345280 Seeley Dr
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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
3.07(28 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Very happy with my experience! When you are sick you really appreciate efficiency and quality care!!
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42575 Washington St, Palm Desert, CA 9221142575 Washington St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3.5(19 reviews)
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41120 Washington St, Bermuda Dunes, CA 9220341120 Washington St
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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74785 US Highway 11, Indian Wells, CA 9221074785 US Highway 11
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72-630 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 9226172-630 Fred Waring Dr
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.5(52 reviews)
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74990 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 9226074990 Country Club Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2.53(33 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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I see the nurses clean everytime a patient leaves, the wait time is not long at all it is very quick for and urgent care
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73-710 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 9226073-710 Fred Waring Dr
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73345 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 9226073345 CA-111
1.29(28 reviews)
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36945 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA 9221136945 Cook St
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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44840 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 9226044840 Monterey Ave
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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74855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 9226074855 Country Club Dr
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72-840 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 9226072-840 CA-111
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 - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.0(8 reviews)
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72757 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 9226072757 Fred Waring Dr
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72780 Country Club Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227072780 Country Club Dr
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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72780 Country Club Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227072780 Country Club Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
3.5(36 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Fast, professional and efficient!
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72301 Country Club Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227072301 Country Club Dr
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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71777 San Jacinto Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227071777 San Jacinto Dr
3.5(3 reviews)
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39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227039000 Bob Hope Dr
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40055 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227040055 Bob Hope Dr
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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35400 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 9227035400 Bob Hope Dr
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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68457 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 9223468457 E Palm Canyon Dr
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67780 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 9223467780 E Palm Canyon Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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2.8(10 reviews)
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275 El Cielo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262275 El Cielo Rd
Open until 5:00 am
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
3.0(53 reviews)
Took my spouse in Friday and saw PA Timothy and Nurse Mary. My spouse was urinating a lot of blood. They gave him immediate and professional care and at the same time, they kept him calm and pain free. They truely care about their patients and work promptly, yet carefully to manage the problem. I definitley will return to the Palm Springs Desert Oasis Urgent Care again if needed. Dave
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100 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262100 S Sunrise Way
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.57(21 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Jennifer Fukasawa has been the best at addressing my medical concerns. She will listen and help, which is what I need during a medical urgency. If you have time to make an appointment with your primary physician, obviously do that, but if you need help asap, I recommend this urgent care.
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151 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262151 S Sunrise Way
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
3.95(65 reviews)
As a healthcare professional myself, I cannot say enough good things about Eisenhower Urgent Care. A+ in my book.
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1500 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 922641500 S Palm Canyon Dr
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555 E Tachevah Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262555 E Tachevah Dr
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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555 E Tachevah Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262555 E Tachevah Dr
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1100 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 922621100 N Palm Canyon Dr
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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12560 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 9224012560 Palm Dr
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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2.0(5 reviews)
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58581 CA-371, Anza, CA 9253958581 CA-371
Open until12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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7450 Valley Vista Ave, Yucca Valley, CA 922847450 Valley Vista Ave
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57725 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 9228457725 29 Palms Hwy
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Herpes Test FAQs

  • What is a herpes (HSV) test?

    An HSV test can be used to detect HSV in your body. According to the National Institutes of Health, this STD test is available as a swab test or a blood test. If you know you have herpes, you can prevent infecting others, especially unborn infants.

  • What is a herpes test used for?

    A herpes test is frequently used to determine whether HSV is causing herpes symptoms like oral or vaginal sores. A herpes test can be used to diagnose HSV in pregnant women and newborn babies who may have been exposed to HSV while in the womb, according to the National Institutes of Health.

  • Why do I need an HSV test?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, an HSV test may be required if you have had sexual contact with someone who is infected with HSV, or if you are pregnant and have previously had herpes or indications of genital herpes. According to the National Institutes of Health, HSV testing may be required if you've had multiple sex partners, are a male who has sex with men, or have symptoms of a brain or spinal cord condition such as fever, confusion, or a stiff neck.

  • What happens during an HSV test?

    During an HSV swab test, a healthcare worker uses a cotton swab to obtain a fluid and cell sample from a herpes sore. A thin, microscopic needle is used to take a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm during a blood test. A spinal tap is a treatment in which a healthcare professional takes a little volume of fluid from your spine to identify HSV infection.

  • Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

    The swab test and herpes blood test, according to the National Institutes of Health, do not require any special preparation. You may be asked to empty your bladder and bowels before having a spinal tap. The lab test supplier can provide you with more information on the preparation required for your type of HSV test.

  • Are there any risks with a herpes test?

    There are no risks connected with the herpes swab test, according to the National Institutes of Health. The blood test may cause minor discomfort and bruising at the injection site, according to the NIH, but these symptoms usually go away quickly. A spinal tap can cause a headache, as well as discomfort or tightness in the area where the needle was inserted. Your doctor may go over the risks of HSV testing in greater detail with you.

  • What do herpes test results mean?

    HSV test results that are normal or negative imply that no herpes virus was found or detected. However, the National Institutes of Health warns that an HSV infection can exist even if test results are normal. Positive or abnormal results mean that HSV was found in your sample and that you are infected or have previously been infected.

  • Is there anything else I need to know about a herpes test?

    According to the CDC, HSV testing for those who don't have herpes symptoms isn't recommended because a positive diagnosis in someone who doesn't have symptoms doesn't cause them to change their sexual behavior or stop the virus from spreading. According to the CDC, false-positive results might occur in people who don't have any symptoms. The herpes test is presently only recommended for people who have HSV symptoms, according to the CDC.

  • Where can I get a herpes test in Coachella?

    Many healthcare practitioners that conduct lab tests and STD testing in Coachella can administer a herpes test. HSV testing is available from a variety of sources, including your primary care physician, a hospital, an urgent care center, or a walk-in clinic

    Find herpes testing providers in your area using Solv and make an appointment for the same day or the next day. Type "herpes test" or "STD testing" into the search form on Solv's website, then choose your location to find top-rated providers in your area.

Herpes Testing in Coachella, CA

Herpes is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the two most common types of HSV are oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) (HSV-2). Blisters or cold sores around the lips characterize oral herpes, while blisters or sores in the vaginal area indicate genital herpes.

Herpes is one of the most common viral infections in the United States, according to the State of New York Department of Health, with genital herpes infecting one in every four Americans aged 18 and older. Herpes is spread via direct contact with sores, which occurs most frequently during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected person. According to the National Institutes of Health, herpes can spread even if an infected person has no visible blisters.

How to contract herpes

Herpes is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, according to the New York State Department of Health. It goes on to warn that herpes can spread even if there are no sores or other symptoms in the affected person.

The best way to reduce your risk of genital herpes, according to the National Institutes of Health, is to avoid having intercourse and to use condoms appropriately and regularly when you do. Staying in a long-term relationship with someone who does not have genital herpes is another excellent way to reduce your risk.

What is a herpes test?

A herpes test, often known as an HSV test, is a form of STD test that examines your body for the presence of HSV. An HSV test can determine whether sores on your mouth or genitals are caused by HSV, according to the National Institutes of Health. In pregnant women, an HSV test can be performed to diagnose a herpes infection and determine whether the baby is at danger.

What is the treatment for herpes?

Herpes cannot be cured, and there is no effective herpes medication that can make the infection go away completely, according to the National Institutes of Health. According to the CDC, certain medicines can help you feel better and reduce your risk of spreading herpes to your sex partner. According to the CDC, antiviral medicines may also prevent or reduce outbreaks while being administered.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Herpes (HSV) Test (December 3, 2020)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/herpes-hsv-test/
  2. What is Herpes? (January 2005)
    https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/consumers/youth/docs/herpes_brochure.pdf
  3. Genital Herpes Treatment and Care (July 22, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/treatment.htm
  4. Genital Herpes Screening FAQ (February 9, 2017)
    https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/screening.htm

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