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10 Pope Ave, Hilton Head, SC 2992810 Pope Ave
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island - 10 Pope Ave, Hilton Head

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93 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992693 Main St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.55(11 reviews)
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Complete package for primary care!
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60 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992660 Main St
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 60 Main St
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58 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992858 Shelter Cove Ln
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845 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Is., SC 29928845 William Hilton Pkwy
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(20 reviews)
Doctors Care, Hilton Head - 845 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Is.
I appreciate Patricia Alston at the front desk as she helped me with the online check in and wAs profesdionsl and caring. The nurse and PA were very kind as well. I will feel better soon. D Pettee
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15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992615 Moss Creek Village
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.2(5 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Went in on Halloween Day after playing PickleBall locally and feeling my left hip pop out of place. It really hurt and I couldn’t play any longer. Another player mentioned your facility in Moss Creek. I went there snd was seen fairly quickly, then X-rayed, met to discuss the findings, got a steroid shot to clam my inflammation and a referral for 12 weeks of Physical Therapy to strengthen my hip joint. They were quick, responsive to.my concerns and I would recommend them. Even at 9:30, I was the 2nd PickleBall case they had seen that morning’
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19 Moss Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992619 Moss Creek Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.0(4 reviews)
Cross Island offers a personal experience. The front office personnel, nurses and Dr. Dorsner are compassionate and caring. It's refreshing to be treated as a person and not just a patient.
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1010 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 299281010 William Hilton Pkwy
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2 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 299282 Greenwood Dr
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton, SC 299101 Burnt Church 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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.94(7 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Beaufort Memorial Express Care and Occupational Health, Bluffton - 1 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton
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1006 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 299101006 Fording Island Rd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Fording Island Rd, Bluffton - 1006 Fording Island Rd

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64 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, SC 2991064 Bluffton 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
2.2(15 reviews)
Doctors Care,  Bluffton - 64 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton
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25 Sherington Dr, Bluffton, SC 2991025 Sherington Dr
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.0(5 reviews)
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14 Oak Forest Rd, Bluffton, SC 2991014 Oak Forest Rd
4.0(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

visited on a sunday with 2 knife punctures in my hand that needed to be stitched. Let right in. Receptionist and assistant was excellent. Dr. Janik was professional, personable and fixed me up in no time with 7 stitches. She was tremendous as was the entire global urgent care experience in belfair, Frank Farese
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3 Progressive St, Bluffton, SC 299103 Progressive St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.39(9 reviews)
Dr. Carroll Fowlkes is so compassionate. I would never complain about the wait because my level of care was so worth it. Dr. Fowlkes diagnosed me with Pnuemonia and gave me such wonderful care. All of Sun City Loves this place.
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103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd
2.55(11 reviews)
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40 Okatie Center Blvd S, Okatie, SC 2990940 Okatie Center Blvd S
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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1865 N Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 299351865 N Paris Ave
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 1865 N Paris Ave
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1510 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 299351510 Ribaut 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
3.44(8 reviews)
Doctors Care, Beaufort - 1510 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal
went in Saturday with a bad chest cold, congestion and chronic cough. was seen in a timely manner even though they were very busy. less than 30 minutes. the receptionist was very nice and even offered me a bottle of water when I had a coughing fit. the doc was very thorough and answered all of my questions and prescribed the meds and offered me great advice on taking care of this crud. Thank you, Doctors Care!
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122 Riverwalk Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936122 Riverwalk Blvd
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272 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29906272 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Lowcountry Urgent Care, Beaufort – Robert Smalls Pkwy - 272 Robert Smalls Pkwy
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182 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907182 Sea Island Pkwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.43(7 reviews)
Lowcountry Urgent Care, Beaufort – Lady’s Island - 182 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort
I visited Low Country Urgent Care after a rash developed on my forehead. I received prompt attention and was prescribed medication that solved the problem. My experience was top notch, from a reasonably quick visit, easy payment and then a trip to the pharmacy. Problem solved! Thanks Low Country Urgent Care.
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4717 US-80, Savannah, GA 314104717 US-80
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
2.75(10 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Always great and friendly service!
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150 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410150 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah - 150 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah

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101 Estus Dr, Savannah, GA 31404101 Estus Dr
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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2014 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 314042014 E Victory Dr
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630 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401630 Indian St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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4700 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 314044700 Waters Ave
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5353 Reynolds St, Savannah, GA 314055353 Reynolds St
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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109 Minus Ave, Garden City, GA 31408109 Minus Ave
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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, Savannah - 109 Minus Ave, Garden City
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5401 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 314055401 Abercorn St
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Abercorn St, Savannah - 5401 Abercorn St, Savannah

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4704 Augusta Rd, Garden City, GA 314084704 Augusta Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4.0(10 reviews)
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310 Eisenhower Dr, Savannah, GA 31406310 Eisenhower Dr
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361 Commercial Dr, Savannah, GA 31406361 Commercial Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.99(18 reviews)
I went in just before closing time to have a splint rewrapped. I was seen immediately and got a whole new splint which was much more comfortable than the one I had before. Great experience!
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318 Mall Blvd, Savannah, GA 31406318 Mall Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.78(991 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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ExperCARE, Savannah - 318 Mall Blvd
Very fast and friendly!
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107 Southern Blvd, Savannah, GA 31405107 Southern Blvd
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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 107 Southern Blvd
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10410 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 3141910410 Abercorn St
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • SatUnknown
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2.33(3 reviews)
Great service :)
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119 Chimney Rd, Rincon, GA 31326119 Chimney 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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
3.89(6 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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10500 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 3141910500 Abercorn St
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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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5621 GA-21, Rincon, GA 313265621 GA-21
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.67(3 reviews)
I was in and out in under an hour. Hope and Aaron were excellent and really listened to me. I’ve gone to many urgent cares and this rated among the best.
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11705 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah, GA 3141911705 Mercy Boulevard
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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1481 Dean Forest Rd, Savannah, GA 314051481 Dean Forest Rd
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14089 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 3141914089 Abercorn St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.5(6 reviews)
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110 Medical Park Dr, Pooler, GA 31322110 Medical Park Dr
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5.0(4 reviews)
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421 Pooler Pkwy, Suite 100, GA 31322421 Pooler Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.5(5 reviews)
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114 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322114 Canal St
Open until 1:00 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 - 1:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
2.5(3 reviews)
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107 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322107 Canal St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1.31(8 reviews)
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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 Hilton Head Island?

    Many healthcare practitioners that conduct lab tests and STD testing in Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island, SC

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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