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Average ER Wait Times

TriStar Ashland City Medical Center

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TriStar Centennial Medical Center

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TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

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TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center

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TriStar Horizon Medical Center

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TriStar Natchez ER

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TriStar Portland ER

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TriStar Skyline Medical Center

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TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

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TriStar Spring Hill ER

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TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

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TriStar Summit Medical Center

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Screening for Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases.

There are no current screening guidelines for cold sores.

Revision Information

  • Kuehl B. Cold sores: how to prevent and treat them. Skin Care Guide website. Available at: http://www.skincareguide.ca/articles/herpes/to%5Fprevent%5Fcold%5Fsores.html. Accessed February 17, 2014.

  • Oral herpes. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115104/Oral-herpes. Updated October 5, 2015. Accessed October 4, 2016.

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