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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(5.1k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Rainier - 3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Had an appointment which was helpful, provider Ava and staff Carissa and Sara were great, thank you always.

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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(5k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Wallingford - 118 NE 45th St, Seattle
Couldn’t get my meds easily. Will probably try zoom care next time.

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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
4.66(4.5k reviews)
MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Bellevue - 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue
Very professional and ideal for urgent care they’re the best and thank you for all that you do for our community! Keep up the good work!!!

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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(5.8k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Kirkland - 12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Kirkland
Injured toe. Was processed, had X-ray, and out of Urgent Care in about 35 minutes. Staff was very friendly and professional

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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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(57 reviews)
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South Center Medical Clinic, Primary Care Clinic - 15215 52nd Ave S
The doctor was amazing. No waiting. Friendly staff.

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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(6.8k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Tukwila - 17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila
I been having a severe shoulder and back pain. Thank you Ciara and Erika for understanding and listening about my issue today. Keep up the awesome job that you guys provide for your patients. It’s the best Urgent care in the community and I would recommend my friends and family to come to this urgent care. Thank you again guys!

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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(4.5k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Shoreline - 20120 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline
Recently, I stepped on a rusty nail and immediately my family and I looked up and found the MultiCare clinic near Aurora. The office staff and medical professionals were friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. I have not had any better service at any other place and have had quite a few medical mishaps!  (: I would absolutely recommend this provider to strangers as well as family members.

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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
4.78(5.5k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Issaquah - 6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah
The staff at this Indigo Urgent Care are always so friendly and listen to all of my concerns. I’m autistic and can have a lot of difficulties going to the doctor, especially when it’s urgent so it’s nice to have a friendly/safer place to count on when unforeseen circumstances arise. I was helped by an RN or ARNP training today, I think her name was Lindsay Grahan. She did a great job and I’m very thankful for her help/support.

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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(6k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Mill Creek - 800 164th St SE, Mill Creek
My son had toe injury; the provider and MA took a good care of him, they took x ray, offered special sandals, and did open referral provider said it is fractured but let’s wait for the x ray report and we will call you. I got home MA called me indicating there is NO fracture! But for a reason I know something was wrong so I took him to Seattle Children Hospital and the specialist told me it is fractured and they did tape it to the wrong side which caused him a pain for whole night. Error like this can cause a lot medical problems; and this is not professional.

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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(8.2k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Covington - 27111 167th Pl SE, Covington
Absolutely I would Definitely recommend my friends to go up there.

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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(4.9k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Maple Valley - 26380 238th Ln SE
Had to wait a bit for my scheduled apointment, but was pleased by the care I recieved.

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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(11k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Point Ruston - 5058 Main St, Tacoma
Went to urgent care this morning and was seen quickly. Staff is awesome. Highly recommend.

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710 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418710 S 38th St
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon12:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
3.64(599 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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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(5.1k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Lake Stevens - 911 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens
Made an appointment, they were able to get me in early. NP Wendy was great. She listened to my issues, made her diagnosis and prescribed medication.  24 hours later I feel so much better. I highly recommend the Lake Stevens Indigo office

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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
Staff was very kind and caring. They greeted me we I walked in and hoped that I felt better soon.

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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
4.71(5.2k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Marysville - 3822 116th St NE, Marysville
Scheduling the night before was very simple and I could get an appointment for whatever time worked.. had upper back pain for 6 days alls alls the provider did was poke around on my back and prescribe muscle relaxers that aren’t even hitting the pain and irritation. After visit summery notes say may require further work up and testing but they cannot be evaluated in the urgent care… okay? What is urgent care for then? Because I wasn’t even offered an xray, didn’t listen to my breathing, none of it. What was the actual point of them giving muscle relaxers if they don’t even know what the cause was 🤦‍♀️

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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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21186 WA-410, Bonney Lake, WA 9839121186 WA-410
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  • 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
  • Jun 20Closed
  • Jun 21Closed
4.84(5.4k reviews)
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MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Bonney Lake - 21186 WA-410
Staff was great and very empathetic to the pain I was in. They explained the treatment options well.

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219 State Ave N, Kent, WA 98030219 State Ave N
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
HealthPoint, Kent Urgent Care - 219 State Ave N
The check in staff r very unprofessional with married men right in front of the wife’s n when the married men come alone offering disrespectful services your facilities are amazing but reception r very flirtatious behavior is unacceptable
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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 Washington?

    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 Washington 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 Washington?

    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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