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Indigo, Bonney Lake

Indigo

4.84(3k reviews)
21186 WA-410, Bonney Lake, WA 9839121186 WA-410
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Took my son in for a cough. Was told the wait time was going to be three hours. I figured it would be a while so we sat down and waited patiently. We ended up getting in within 30 minutes because a spot opened up. The front desk was extremely nice and caring. We went back and both the nurse and the PA were amazing too. They didn't jump to a diagnosis, listened and seemed to really care. I am very happy with this Urgent Care and will be back. I really appreciated their general concern and great treatment of my son. Thank you.
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Indigo, Bonney Lake

Indigo

4.84(3k reviews)
21186 WA-410, Bonney Lake, WA 9839121186 WA-410
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Took my son in for a cough. Was told the wait time was going to be three hours. I figured it would be a while so we sat down and waited patiently. We ended up getting in within 30 minutes because a spot opened up. The front desk was extremely nice and caring. We went back and both the nurse and the PA were amazing too. They didn't jump to a diagnosis, listened and seemed to really care. I am very happy with this Urgent Care and will be back. I really appreciated their general concern and great treatment of my son. Thank you.

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HealthPoint, Kent Urgent Care

HealthPoint

4.59(4k reviews)
219 State Ave N, Kent, WA 98030219 State Ave N
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Got a message 0 people ahead of me and it took 40 min. to get into a room. But… the place was extremely clean, everyone seemed to get along well, the people who talked to me were extremely nice and the Dr. was Awsome! A really good place!

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Prudent Medical, Tacoma

Prudent Medical

4.68(31 reviews)
1720 E 67th St, Tacoma, WA 984041720 E 67th St
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Provider Joon was very friendly, listened to my concerns and even took the time to take my shoe and sock off to see my issue with my foot. He ordered me medicine, x-ray and a note for work. He was very professional and had on some awesome socks! I was in with scheduled appointment (greeted me by name) and out with in 15min. Now that's what I call great service! I would highly recommend going here!

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Indigo, Covington

Indigo

4.75(6.2k reviews)
27111 167th Pl SE, Covington, WA 9804227111 167th Pl SE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Second visit to the clinic. I visited back in December of 2020 for the same issue and received A+ service and I am feel much better from the prescribed treatment. Thank you to the staff involved with my visit.

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Tran Urgent Care & Wellness Centers, Tacoma

Tran Urgent Care & Wellness Centers

3.61(429 reviews)
710 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418710 S 38th St
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Recent patient review

No clue about the appointment. The online check in meant nothing. Submitting info online was pointless because they “didn’t have access to anything inline.” The girl who helped me was awesome, kind and helpful.

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Indigo, Puyallup

Indigo

4.8(11k reviews)
15125 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 9837415125 Meridian Ave E
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The care was great and caregivers was very friendly and professional. Wait time was horrible.. but I know they had alot of patients.. but my wait time was about 9 hours.. Only good thing was, I got to go back home and they called me when they was ready for me..

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Indigo, Point Ruston

Indigo

4.85(7.3k reviews)
5058 Main St, Tacoma, WA 984075058 Main St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone is very kind and upbeat ….even through this crazy time of omicron ….. I’ll definitely be back in the future … hopefully not for a covid test ! :)

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Indigo, Maple Valley

Indigo

4.84(2.9k reviews)
26380 238th Ln SE, Maple Valley, WA 9803826380 238th Ln SE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Overall it was super smooth. From making the appointment to getting care. I had a few glitches-the app booked in my son’s name and not mine. This was resolved with a quick call. My husbands insurance doesn’t work through the portal-the person checking me in kept trying and trying. We found out when we called the next day that they don’t do the portal, providers have to call. I appreciated how hard she worked to try to figure it out!

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Indigo, Tukwila

Indigo

4.76(4.6k reviews)
17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 9818817275 Southcenter Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very quick service, everyone was nice and helpful! There was also complimentary beverages.

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Indigo, James Center

Indigo

4.73(9.9k reviews)
1812 S Mildred St, Tacoma, WA 984651812 S Mildred St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Dr. Justin Bowles is a keeper. He is one of the most friendliest doc I’ve talked to. Thanks for providing such great care to my children during our visit. Truly. RN dad

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Indigo, Rainier

Indigo

4.8(3.5k reviews)
3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 981183820 Rainier Ave S
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Appointment was done ahead of schedule, and the staff was very kind and welcoming!

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Indigo, Issaquah

Indigo

4.8(3.9k reviews)
6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 980296140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was awesome. They got me in fast and easy, told me what was wrong. Then got me what I needed.

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Indigo, Bellevue

Indigo

4.69(3.2k reviews)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800715600 NE 8th St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Care was great. Wait was long but I was able to go home and come back after 4 hours.

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Indigo, Wallingford

Indigo

4.7(3.1k reviews)
118 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105118 NE 45th St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

A little lack of communication this I have not received my test yet 6days later

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Indigo, Kirkland

Indigo

4.83(4k reviews)
12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland, WA 9803412423 Totem Lake Blvd NE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Was amazing Jessica also took time to answer other medical questions I had.

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Indigo, Lacey

Indigo

4.82(7.6k reviews)
5128 Yelm Hwy SE, Lacey, WA 985035128 Yelm Hwy SE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wonderful staff and amazing facility.

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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 Pacific?

    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 Pacific?

    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.

About Pacific 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.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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