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15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800815600 NE 8th St
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Apr 15Closed
  • Apr 16Closed
  • Apr 17Closed
4.66(4.4k reviews)
MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Bellevue - 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue
Dr Truong and Mark were really nice, courteous and attentive. Thank you!

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3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 981183820 Rainier Ave S
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.77(5k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Rainier - 3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Great service and all the staff we’re great the wait time was very short the staff communication was great

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118 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105118 NE 45th St
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.73(4.8k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Wallingford - 118 NE 45th St, Seattle
Just really great. Everyone from registrars to provider seemed knowledgeable and caring. Great job all.

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12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland, WA 9803412423 Totem Lake Blvd NE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.81(5.6k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Kirkland - 12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland
It was fabulous. Todd is so knowledgeable and really listens to what I had to say. Gave me wonderful suggestions to deal with my problems . So impressed with him. Wish he were there all the time.   The staff is also wonderful. Makes you feel right at home all and all a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this Urgent Care.  Best of the best

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6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 980296140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.79(5.4k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Issaquah - 6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah
Wheezing with Bronchial spasms   Cam Tran ARNP was on top of it.    She is very thorough and thoughtful.

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15215 52nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 9818815215 52nd Ave S
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • Apr 13Closed
5.0(29 reviews)
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South Center Medical Clinic, Primary Care Clinic - 15215 52nd Ave S
First, this: the office location was not what I expected, so I wasn't sure quite what I'd find inside.  Honestly, nothing bad about the location, but the exterior signage is a bit lacking. Inside, the front desk staff was friendly, efficient, very easy to check in. For the actual medical visit, Dr. Danh was great.  Seemed willing to spend time and listen to me, gave me a few recommendations to consider beyond the immediate concern that brought me to the clinic.  I can't say I've ever "enjoyed " a visit to a doctor's office or clinic, but this place was a nice surprise.  If I didn't already have a primary care provider, I'd definitely consider making this my go-to practice for medical care.

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17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 9818817275 Southcenter 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.76(6.6k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Tukwila - 17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila
I got a same day appointment and was in and out within a hour. The place is clean and everyone was so nice!

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20120 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 9815520120 Ballinger Way NE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.71(4.3k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Shoreline - 20120 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline
As always the care at Indigo, it really is the best around! Kyle is a great provider and Lulu a wonderful MA! Glad to get in and get the care I needed.

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800 164th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012800 164th St SE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.73(5.9k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Mill Creek - 800 164th St SE, Mill Creek
Great stuff, short wait times. Dr. Irena was great, was not over prescribing meds. Which I completely appreciated. Fast testing results.

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27111 167th Pl SE, Covington, WA 9804227111 167th Pl SE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.75(8k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Covington - 27111 167th Pl SE, Covington
I scheduled an appointment filled,out the forms and missed the text message. I was called on the phone and still was was taken care of kindly and professionally

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26380 238th Ln SE, Maple Valley, WA 9803826380 238th Ln SE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.84(4.7k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Maple Valley - 26380 238th Ln SE
Kylie checked me in very pleasant and friendly Jennifer looked at my eye and discovered it was a style not pink eye. Ordered antibiotic and will take if needed And if eye should become more swallow. She recommended hot wash presses 3 times a day.

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5058 Main St, Tacoma, WA 984075058 Main St
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.83(10k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Point Ruston - 5058 Main St, Tacoma
Phenomenal experience. Excellent, clean facility that felt relaxing/inviting. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Wait time was excellent for walking in. And the care providers were fantastic and did a really great job. Never been to Indigo before but I will be back next time I need urgent care without a doubt.

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911 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens, WA 98258911 Frontier Cir E
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.76(5k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Lake Stevens - 911 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens
Nicole is someone I cross my fingers I get in the room to help me. Everyone is always friendly.

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710 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418710 S 38th St
Open until 4:45 pm
  • Mon 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
3.62(590 reviews)
Tran Urgent Care & Wellness Centers, Tacoma - 710 S 38th St
Very nice to my children, very through excellent service and great parking in the back!

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21186 WA-410, Bonney Lake, WA 9839121186 WA-410
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.84(5.2k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Bonney Lake - 21186 WA-410
Couldn't have been more pleased with the care staff was amazing thank you so much

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3822 116th St NE, Marysville, WA 982713822 116th St NE
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Apr 15Closed
  • Apr 16Closed
  • Apr 17Closed
4.71(5.1k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Marysville - 3822 116th St NE, Marysville
Best urgent care ever! I applaud the medical staff courtesy and professionalism of all the staff involved in my care.” “Your facilities, and especially your amazing staff (Alvin), gave us excellent care and made us about as comfortable as we could be! Literally everyone was friendly, kind and caring from the moment we entered. Thank you Dr Soundo and staff.

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15125 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 9837515125 Meridian Ave E
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.8(15k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Puyallup - 15125 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup
The staff was so friendly. When I first walk in I was welcomed. I kept thinking to myself “wow, she loves her job” it’s so unlike that now a days. There were 2 up front at front desk. One said she was filling in from another location. She was so helpful with my questions and the other checking in was I believe a medical assistant. They were both Latina and were so welcoming! The medical assistant who took my vitals was very professional and seem concerned for me. the nurse practitioner came in shortly after and checked out my problem. Once I was in room, the time was fast. Only thing was I didn’t get call back until 40 minutes AFTER my appointment time. I well definitely come back because of how friendly and welcoming everyone was! Staff today was phenomenal!!

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4114 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 984664114 Bridgeport Way W
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
University Place Medical Clinic, University Place - 4114 Bridgeport Way W
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531 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102531 Broadway E
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
ZoomCare, Capitol Hill Broadway & Mercer - Primary Care - 531 Broadway E
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11811 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA 9803411811 NE 128th St
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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ZoomCare, Kirkland Totem Lake - Primary Care - 11811 NE 128th St
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About Bellevue Pap Smears

A Pap smear is a commonly-used medical test that screens for cervical cancer in women.Knowing more about Pap smears and where to find one can help you prevent or detect cervical cancer early on so you can receive treatment.

Pap smear overview

A Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening test for women. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this test involves collecting a sample of cells from the cervix and checking them for signs of cancer. Women with precancerous cells on their cervix can work with their doctors to prevent or treat cervical cancer. A Pap smear is also known as a Papanicolaou test or Pap smear test, adds the NLM.

Pap smear (Pap test): What to expect

The purpose of a Pap smear is to look for the presence of cervical cancer and precancerous cells in the cervix. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that precancers in the cervix are usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Pap tests are generally recommended for women between the ages of 21 and 65 years, adds the DHHS. Women should get a Pap smear every three to five years based on their age or as often as recommended by their healthcare providers.

A Pap test usually takes place during a pelvic exam or well-woman exam at your doctor’s office. According to the University of Utah, your doctor will usually ask you to remove your clothing from the waist down, lie on an exam table, and place your feet in stirrups. Then, your doctor will use a long cotton swab to collect a sample of cells from your cervix. Your cell sample will be sent to the lab where it is analyzed for signs of precancers and cervical cancer, noted the University of Utah.

Who needs a Pap smear?

The DHHS recommends a Pap smear for most women between the ages of 21 and 65 years. It suggests that women should still have regular Pap tests even if they are not sexually active, have had the HPV vaccine, or have already gone through menopause.

How often do you need a Pap smear?

If you are between the ages of 21 and 29, the DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear test once every three years. If you are between the ages of 30 and 65, you should have either a Pap smear once every three years or a Pap and HPV co-test once every five years, notes the DHHS.

The DHHS also recommends having a Pap test if you are older than 65 and have never been tested, or if you have not been tested since you turned 60.

How to prepare for a Pap smear

The NLM recommends against using tampons, having sex, douching, and using vaginal creams or birth control foams two to three days before your Pap smear. It also recommends scheduling a Pap smear on a day that you are not having your period. Aside from taking these steps, no other preparation is needed for a Pap smear, according the the NLM.

What happens during a Pap smear?

First, your doctor will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist down and lie on an exam table. Then, according to the University of Utah, your doctor will open the walls of your vagina using an instrument called a speculum, which provides your doctor with a clear view of your cervix.

Your doctor will then insert a long swab into your vagina and gently swipe it against your cervix to collect a sample of cells. Your cell sample will be sent to a lab where it is observed and analyzed for the presence of precancerous cells and cervical cancer, states the University of Utah.

The NLM says a Pap smear causes little to no discomfort for most women, though some women may feel some pressure and mild discomfort that feels similar to menstrual cramps. It adds that some women may also experience some spotting or bleeding afterward, which is completely normal.

What do the results of a Pap smear mean?

Pap smear results can come back normal or abnormal. Notes the NLMl. Your doctor will contact you to discuss your results after they are ready.

Normal Pap smear

A normal Pap result means that the cells in your cervix were found to be normal and that no signs of precancers or cervical cancer were found, notes the NLM. Your doctor will usually recommend coming back in three to five years for another routine checkup.

Abnormal Pap smear

An abnormal Pap result means there were abnormalities detected in your cervical cell sample, reports the NLM. This does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. The NLM adds that your doctor may recommend follow-up testing or treatments that can prevent your cell abnormalities from developing into cancer.

How accurate are the results?

The NLM states that the Pap test is not 100% accurate, and that cervical cancer may be missed in a small number of cases. It also recommends making sure you avoid having this test while on your period, as blood can make results less accurate.

Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

According to DHHS, a Pap smear test does not check for the presence of HPV. However, it does check for the presence of abnormal cervical cells, which may be caused by HPV. The DHHS recommends having a routine HPV test if you are aged 30 years or older.

Pap Smear FAQs

  • What is a Pap smear?

    A Pap smear is a routine cervical cancer screening test recommended for women between the ages of 21 and 65. It involves checking the cells in your cervix for signs of precancerous cells and abnormalities, reports DHHS.

  • Why do you need a Pap smear?

    According to DHHS, a Pap smear can help you avoid cervical cancer by catching it in its precancerous stages so it can be effectively treated.

  • Who should have a Pap smear?

    The DHHS recommends having a Pap smear if you are a woman between the ages of 21 and 65 years.

  • How often should a Pap smear be repeated?

    You should have a Pap smear test every three years if you are between the ages of 21 and 29 years. If you are between the ages of 30 and 65, the DHHS recommends having a Pap test every three years, or once every five years if you combine your Pap test with an HPV test.

  • Where can I get a Pap smear in Bellevue?

    You can get a Pap smear from your doctor during a well-woman exam or at an urgent care center that offers this service. Type “pap smear near me” into your Internet browser to find a nearby provider, or use Solv to locate quality, top-rated providers in your area that offer a Pap smear test.

  • How long do Pap smear results take?

    Pap smear results usually come back within one to three weeks, says the DHHS. It recommends contacting your doctor’s office for results if you haven’t heard back within three weeks.

  • How do I prepare for a Pap smear in Bellevue?

    A Pap smear test requires very little preparation, according to the NLM. The NLM says that the best way to prepare for your Pap test is to refrain from using tampons, douche products, vaginal creams, and birth control foams two to three days before your test. It also recommends not having sex during this time, and rescheduling your appointment for another day if you are on your period.

  • Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

    According to the NLM, a Pap smear does not test for HPV. However, you can combine your Pap smear with an HPV test, and have this co-test done every five years. Consult with your doctor regarding when you should have an HPV test based on your age and screening history.

  • When should I get a Pap smear?

    According to DHHS, you should have a Pap smear every three years after you turn 21 or once every five years after you turn 30 and want to combine your Pap smear with an HPV test.

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