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445 S Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204445 S Kings Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(6.3k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Midtown - 445 S Kings Dr

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4304 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 282094304 Park Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.9(1.8k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Park Road - 4304 Park Rd

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114 S Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211114 S Sharon Amity Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.7(27 reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Cotswold - 114 S Sharon Amity Rd
Very professional and effective, thank you Jeff.

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8450 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 282108450 Park Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.9(7.9k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Quail Hollow - 8450 Park Rd

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4815 Berewick Town Center Dr, Charlotte, NC 282784815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5.0(1 reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Berewick - 4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
This facility has been great for my entire family, and we love that it is a Novant facility. We have always received pleasant care and nice individuals. The facility is also very clean.

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9550 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 282159550 Rocky River Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(4.6k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Harrisburg - 9550 Rocky River Rd

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15235 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 2827715235 John J Delaney Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(4.7k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Ballantyne - 15235 John J Delaney Dr

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13129 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 2827813129 S Tryon St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(4.1k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Steele Creek - 13129 S Tryon St

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11840 Southmore Dr, Charlotte, NC 2827711840 Southmore Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 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 - 5:00 pm
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4.9(9.7k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Waverly - 11840 Southmore Dr

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4128 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 282054128 Monroe Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.83(3.6k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Monroe Rd. - 4128 Monroe Rd
I was very much pleased with everything. No long wait. All the staff was very professional, polite and friendly.

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440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217440 Tyvola Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.88(1k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care , Tyvola Rd - 440 Tyvola Rd
Brought me in quick got me back checked me out and got me out in~30minutes can’t get much better than that

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10102 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 2821010102 Johnston Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.8(5.8k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, South Charlotte - 10102 Johnston Rd
We've come to this location 3 times for various weekends issues. Everyone is polite, kind and professional. Thank you!

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16704 Hawfield Way Dr, Charlotte, NC 2827716704 Hawfield Way Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.84(3.4k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Ballantyne - 16704 Hawfield Way Dr
This place is awesome. They are polite, relatively quick (or almost fast but don't want to jinx my visits), great care...can't say enough good things about the staff.

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3500 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd, Charlotte, NC 282163500 Mt Holly-Huntersville 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.9(93 reviews)
Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Mountain Island - 3500 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd

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9600 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 281059600 E Independence 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(7.8k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Matthews - 9600 E Independence Blvd, Matthews

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11300 Cresthill Dr, Mint Hill, NC 2822711300 Cresthill Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.5(127 reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Mint Hill - 11300 Cresthill Dr

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14001 E Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, NC 2807914001 E Independence Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.83(3.8k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Indian Trail - 14001 E Independence Blvd
Great experience. Very knowledgeable staff, well equipped facility. short wait times, responsive.

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9121 Sam Furr Rd, Huntersville, NC 280789121 Sam Furr Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(4.9k reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Huntersville - 9121 Sam Furr Rd

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5303 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 280275303 Poplar Tent Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Poplar Tent - 5303 Poplar Tent Rd

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1530 Providence Rd S, Waxhaw, NC 281731530 Providence Rd S
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.63(41 reviews)
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Novant Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Waxhaw - 1530 Providence Rd S
They saw me quickly. The intake worker at the desk with glasses was super friendly! I think the other lady was new but she did her best! Best of all, the NP was very knowledgeable and knew how to deal with an issue that I’ve not heard before even from doctors. Very personable and efficient.

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Getting a Herpes Test in North Carolina

The herpes simplex virus causes herpes, which is a viral ailment (HSV). Oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) are the two main kinds of HSV, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (HSV-2). Oral herpes is characterized by blisters or cold sores around the mouth, and genital herpes is characterized by blisters or sores in the vaginal area.

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

How to contract herpes

According to the State of New York Department of Health, herpes is transferred by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. It goes on to say that herpes can spread even if the infected person doesn't have any sores or other symptoms.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the best method to lower your risk of genital herpes is to avoid having intercourse and to use condoms regularly and correctly when you do. Another effective strategy to lower your chance of genital herpes is to stay in a long-term relationship with someone who does not have it.

What is a herpes test?

A herpes test, often known as an HSV test, is a type of STD test that tests for HSV in your body. According to the National Institutes of Health, an HSV test can establish whether sores on your mouth or genitals are caused by HSV. An HSV test can also be used to diagnose a herpes infection in pregnant women and assess whether the baby is at risk.

What is the treatment for herpes?

According to the National Institutes of Health, herpes cannot be cured, and there is no effective herpes treatment that can make the illness go away completely. Certain drugs, according to the CDC, may minimize your symptoms and your potential to spread herpes to your sex partner. Antiviral drugs may also prevent or limit outbreaks while they are being taken, according to the CDC.

Herpes Test FAQs

  • What is a herpes (HSV) test?

    HSV can be detected in your body using an HSV test. This STD test is offered as a swab test or a blood test, according to the NIH. Knowing if you have herpes can help you avoid infecting others, particularly unborn children.

  • What is a herpes test used for?

    A herpes test is often performed to identify if HSV is producing herpes symptoms, such as oral or genital sores. According to the National Institutes of Health, a herpes test can be used to diagnose HSV in pregnant women and newborn newborns who may have been exposed to HSV while in the womb.

  • Why do I need an HSV test?

    If you have had sexual interaction with someone who is infected with HSV, or if you are pregnant and have previously had herpes or signs of genital herpes, you may need an HSV test, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you've had several sex partners, are a male who has sex with men, or have signs of a brain or spinal cord issue including fever, disorientation, or a stiff neck, HSV testing may be required, according to the NIH.

  • What happens during an HSV test?

    A healthcare provider collects a fluid and cell sample from a herpes sore with a cotton swab during an HSV swab test. During a blood test, a healthcare worker draws a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm with a thin, tiny needle. A spinal tap is a procedure in which a healthcare specialist extracts a little amount of fluid from your spine in order to diagnose HSV.

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

    According to the National Institutes of Health, the swab test and herpes blood test require no specific preparation. Before getting a spinal tap, you may be asked to empty your bladder and bowels. More information about the preparation required for your type of HSV test can be obtained from the lab test supplier.

  • Are there any risks to the test?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, there are no hazards associated with the herpes swab test. According to the NIH, the blood test may produce slight soreness and bruising at the injection site, but these symptoms normally go away quickly. A spinal tap can result in a headache, as well as soreness or tenderness where the needle was put in the back. Your doctor may go over the potential hazards of HSV testing with you in further detail.

  • What do the results mean?

    Normal or negative HSV test results indicate that no herpes virus was found or detected. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, an HSV infection can occur even if test findings are benign. Positive or abnormal results indicate that HSV was detected in your sample and that you are either infected or have been affected in the past.

  • Is there anything else I need to know about an HSV test?

    The CDC does not advocate HSV testing for persons who do not have herpes symptoms since a positive diagnosis in someone who does not have symptoms does not induce people to change their sexual activity or stop the virus from spreading, according to the CDC. False-positive findings are also possible in persons who do not exhibit symptoms, according to the CDC. According to the CDC, the herpes test is currently only advised for persons who have HSV symptoms.

  • Where can I get a herpes test in North Carolina?

    A herpes test is available in North Carolina from many healthcare professionals who provide lab tests and STD testing. HSV testing may be available through your general care physician, a hospital, an urgent care center, or a walk-in clinic, among other places.

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

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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