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4.67(3.4k reviews)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800715600 NE 8th St
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TJ and my PA Nancy were awesome and answered all my questions. The woman at the front desk was awesome too!
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4.67(3.4k reviews)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800715600 NE 8th St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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TJ and my PA Nancy were awesome and answered all my questions. The woman at the front desk was awesome too!

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4.82(4.2k reviews)
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12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland, WA 9803412423 Totem Lake Blvd NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Well organized, clean,with caring and professional nurse and doctor. People there are all friendly and effective.

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5.0(12 reviews)
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12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland, WA 9803412423 Totem Lake Blvd NE
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.8(4.2k reviews)
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6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 980296140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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First time visit and it was very pleasant. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Would not hesitate to visit there again when necessary.

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4.71(3.4k reviews)
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118 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105118 NE 45th St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This is my second visit to the Wallingford facility and both have been a great experience. My son had an appt for our first visit and wait time was manageable. This second visit I had to use the walk-in app and being able watch my position and go home and come back was great. Staff was very professional and nice. Well done.

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4.8(3.7k reviews)
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3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 981183820 Rainier Ave S
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The wait time was 2 hours with 5 people ahead of me, but the staff was very friendly and professional. The visit was mostly thorough, but I felt that the PA did not totally hear my concerns, was a bit rushed with me, and sent me off on my way to continue my OTC meds and follow up with my primary.

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4.74(4.4k reviews)
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800 164th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012800 164th St SE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Staff were very friendly and welcoming. They offered me a comfortable experience and I was able to see the provider in a timely manner. Definitely recommend this urgent care and make an appointment for a quicker visit (it's pretty easy).

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4.76(4.9k reviews)
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17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 9818817275 Southcenter Pkwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Tukwila location us always clean, fast and super friendly. I don't even try to go to my primary physician anymore.

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4.84(3.2k reviews)
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26380 238th Ln SE, Maple Valley, WA 9803826380 238th Ln SE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I was hesitant to even contact an urgent care because there is so much sickness right now, but the staff and the system made it very easy for me. They allowed me to put my name on the waitlist over the phone and I just came when it was time. Tiger Nguyen and her whole staff were professional, compassionate and super friendly.

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4.75(6.5k reviews)
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27111 167th Pl SE, Covington, WA 9804227111 167th Pl SE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mercedes and Roman were amazing they got me in and out so quick the provider Fiona is the sweetest!

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4.59(4.3k reviews)
219 State Ave N, Kent, WA 98030219 State Ave N
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I appreciate Dr. Alaro Lawson for the care that she provided for me today, Dec.6,2022. I have felt her sincerity and genuineness in looking into my issues. She answered all of my questions and even let me know of the next steps to be taken. It would be great if all Care Providers will be like her!

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4.75(3.7k reviews)
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911 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens, WA 98258911 Frontier Cir E
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I usually go to The Everett Clinic Walk-in, in L.S. for sudden sicknesses (my Primary Provider is there, but is always booked out weeks away)…lately the E.C. Walk-in has an average wait time of 5 to 6 hours (which they ask you to wait in your car during that duration of time.) That’s not feasible as a mom of 3 young children. Indigo Clinic was able to get me in the same day, they even texted me that they could get me in sooner than my original appt. Their computer system is far more updated/advanced than the Everett Clinic. The clinic itself, is modern & clean. The staff was very friendly & accommodating. I absolutely recommend the Indigo Clinic…that’s were I will only be taking my family from here on out!:)

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4.69(4k reviews)
3822 116th St NE, Marysville, WA 982713822 116th St NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I get very good care here, in fact great care. Often the wait is long, but so far not over an hr. Every one is empathetic and I get the feeling they really care about all the patients. I like being able to schedule appointments on line; I really appreciate all of the workers here. I feel well taken care of.All of them deserve a good raise.

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4.85(7.7k reviews)
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5058 Main St, Tacoma, WA 984075058 Main St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.71(3k reviews)
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20120 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 9815520120 Ballinger Way NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wait time wasn't too long ( about half an hour). The staff was friendly and efficient. They do x-rays, which I discovered yesterday not many urgent cares perform. The only problem I had was trying to book an appt online. The site requires a birthdate, but it was impossible to enter it. My neighbor tried on her phone, but encountered the same problem. I just entered my birth year as 2022, though I was hardly born yesterday, and I was then able to proceed to booking. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone in need.
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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 Union Hill-Novelty Hill?

    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 Union Hill-Novelty Hill?

    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 Union Hill-Novelty Hill 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.

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