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900 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, MD 21204900 Kenilworth Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Towson - 900 Kenilworth Dr

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6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756020 Meadowridge Center Dr
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • FriClosed
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4.86(7.2k reviews)
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Ouch! Urgent Care - 6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge
I have been feeling sinus pressure for over 12 days and nothing seemed to help. It was very easy to make an appointment at OUCH for today. Everyone there was great from check-in to triage to being seen by Doctor. It was a quick appointment. Hopefully I feel better in a couple days!

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8205 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 210458205 Snowden River Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4.4(1.3k reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Columbia - 8205 Snowden River Pkwy
This is our primary care facility. We love it from ability to get reasonably prompt appointments to friendly bedside manner, superb staff service, and high-quality care. Dr. Munoz (Ibrahim) is EXCEPTIONAL!.

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9396 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 210429396 Baltimore National Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4.5(2.2k reviews)
AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Ellicott City - 9396 Baltimore National Pike
It was a very good experience. No wait time, friendly staff and prompt care from the provider

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13428 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090413428 New Hampshire Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.74(6.9k reviews)
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Fast Track Urgent Care, Silver Spring - 13428 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring
I’m impressed by the handling and professionalism of the doctor and the two nurses. Thanks for having such staff as employees.

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11406 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090211406 Georgia Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.86(2.3k reviews)
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Access Now Urgent Care, Wheaton - 11406 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring
The appointment was on time. The doctor gave me the right medication to control the infection and posion ivy rash. Doctor explained me in details what to do next to control and alleviate the discomfort. Also gave me hand out about the medication and what to do. This is my new emergency to go.

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10540 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 2089510540 Connecticut Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.67(6.1k reviews)
Fast Track Urgent Care, Kensington - 10540 Connecticut Ave, Kensington
I wore a mask as directed by the receptionist. The PA wore gloves, but the medical assistant did not. During the entire visit there was no evidence of wiping down of inanimate surfaces in the reception area. If wearing of masks is required, I would expect there to be decontamination of the many surfaces, such as pens, clipboards, doorknobs and chairs.

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1160 Varnum St NE, Washington, DC 200171160 Varnum St NE
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • ThuClosed
  • Fri10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  • SunClosed
  • Jul 31Closed
4.64(107 reviews)
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The Convenient Clinic - 1160 Varnum St NE
By far the most streamlined and pleasant visit I’ve had to an urgent care/walk-in clinic.  Staff was friendly and efficient, the office was clean and comfortable and I was seen and treated very quickly and respectfully.  Parking was also super easy.   I had no idea this clinic was here and I will be going here for all future walk-in/urgent care needs.  Highly recommend.

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8305 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 208148305 Wisconsin Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.5(1.3k reviews)
AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Bethesda - 8305 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda
The nurse was friendly but not at all gentle in swabbing my nose for the pcr test. I let her know how much she was hurting me and I know it could have been done to the same effect a lot more gently. She also told me it would take 2-3 days to get pcr results. I was led to believe otherwise from your web site and the doctor who was very friendly came in after and said we should have it probably 24 hours.

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4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 200084340 Connecticut Ave NW
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4.55(132 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Van Ness - 4340 Connecticut Ave NW

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3500 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 200163500 Wisconsin Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.5(1k reviews)
AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Washington DC - Wisconsin Ave - 3500 Wisconsin Ave

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2500 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 212242500 Boston St
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • 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(612 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Canton - 2500 Boston St

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8175 Westside Blvd, Fulton, MD 207598175 Westside Blvd
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.7(221 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Maple Lawn (Fulton) - 8175 Westside Blvd

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2554 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 214012554 Solomons Island Rd
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4407 Hartwick Rd, College Park, MD 207404407 Hartwick Rd
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4.6(28 reviews)
Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, College Park - 4407 Hartwick Rd

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8455 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209108455 Colesville Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.8(762 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Silver Spring - 8455 Colesville Rd

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16254 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 2087716254 Frederick Rd
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Shady Grove - 16254 Frederick Rd

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10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 2081410400 Old Georgetown Rd
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4.8(449 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, North Bethesda - 10400 Old Georgetown Rd
Quick. Everyone was nice and knowledgeable.

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2750 14th St NW, Washington, DC 200092750 14th St NW
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4.63(8 reviews)
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Medics USA, Columbia Heights Urgent Care - 2750 14th St NW, Washington
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2750 14th St NW, Washington, DC 200092750 14th St NW
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Medics USA, Columbia Heights Primary Care - 2750 14th St NW
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Herpes Testing in Baltimore, MD

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.

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 Baltimore?

    Many healthcare practitioners that conduct lab tests and STD testing in Baltimore 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.

Sources

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  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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