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3024 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 372163024 Gallatin Pike
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.79(3.8k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Nashville - 3024 Gallatin Pike, Nashville
I was unwell during the night. I contacted Ascension Urgent Care on line, was able to book an appointment early. The staff was kind and helped me sign in. The Assistant who took my vitals was efficient and plesant.  Dr Babasayday NP, who treated me , was very skilled and knowledgable. She explained the procedure and what to expect; she also discussed the progress I might expect. She is very good with people and their health.

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2412 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 372142412 Lebanon Pike
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.86(3.2k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Donelson - 2412 Lebanon Pike
The receptionist had the best personality and it was refreshing!  Don’t see that anywhere anymore. I keep returning to this clinic because of the staff. They take the time to listen, discuss my symptoms, how I feel then discuss a plan to for a recovery. I don’t feel rushed but get a complete visit each time. My PCP doesn’t even give me this! This office is the BEST!!

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1905 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, TN 371151905 Gallatin Pike N
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.83(3.5k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Madison - 1905 Gallatin Pike N, Madison
Awesome professionalism and courtesy. I was diagnosed quickly and given a plan to effect a speedy recovery. I definitely would recommend this facility!

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4726 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 370764726 Lebanon Pike
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.86(4.4k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Hermitage - 4726 Lebanon Pike
All was wonderful. Wish all health places ran as smoothly and people were as pleasant. As always, Christa was delightful and gave a great injection and the doctor was good in her follow up of my ear issue.

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4024 N Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 371224024 N Mt Juliet Rd
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.9(672 reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Mt. Juliet - 4024 N Mt Juliet Rd
Everyone was super nice. I just wish quality of care was better. Medical person seeing me didn't even come close to me to view my complaint. How could you diagnose by seeing 4 feet away? It seemed like fast food health care with a quick and easy diagnosis made without thorough examination. I was disappointed.

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509 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064509 Hillsboro Rd
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.84(4.7k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Franklin - 509 Hillsboro Rd
Staff was kind and helpful. Check in was easy. I’ve had 2 good experiences here now

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710 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066710 Nashville Pike
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.8(2.9k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Gallatin - 710 Nashville Pike
Wasn't feeling good for 3 days. On third night decided to schedule an appointment at Ascension St. Thomas Urgent Care in Gallatin. Did all of the process that evening for Saturday morning, arrived 30 minutes early, and was taken right in, after checking in and paying my co-pay. Doctor was humorous but knowledgeable. Overall a great experience.

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2006 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 371722006 Memorial Blvd
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Jun 6Closed
  • Jun 7Closed
  • Jun 8Closed
  • Jun 9Closed
4.82(3.5k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Springfield - 2006 Memorial Blvd, Springfield
Went to urgent care walk in with a bad cold, hard to breath and aches and everyone was very nice and helpful. Left with prescriptions called into the drug store of my choice with instructions of what to do if I wasn’t better in 36 to 48 hours. They also made sure I had someone with me. These ladies were wonderful

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1144 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 371281144 Fortress Blvd
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.82(4.3k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Murfreesboro (West) - 1144 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro
Everyone was awesome as always!!! I always come back to this location!

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2445 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 371292445 Memorial Blvd
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.86(5.6k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Murfreesboro - 2445 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro
Able to book appointment online which is great. Staff was friendly and helpful as I had laryngitis and could not talk. Quick service. Nurse and NP were knowledgeable and answered my questions. Office was clean.

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3403 S Church St, Murfreesboro, TN 371273403 S Church St
Open until 5:00 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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.89(88 reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Murfreesboro South Church - 3403 S Church St
Didn’t have an appointment. Walk-in and the receptionist was outstanding along with the nurses and the NP.  Except for the shot in the butt everything was awesome.

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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.

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 Tennessee?

    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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

    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.

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