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Some WellNow centers will now give PCR testing for asymptomatic patients

WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced that beginning Monday, August 16th, ten urgent care centers will temporarily serve as dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing centers for asymptomatic patients. All testing centers will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled online; however, walk-ins will also be accepted. Patients seeking treatment for injuries or illnesses, as well as those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should visit their nearest full-service WellNow Urgent Care center.

The WellNow Urgent Care locations in New York that will temporarily serve as dedicated COVID-19 testing centers include Amherst (Sheridan Drive), Clay, Fairmount, Lakewood, Latham, New Hartford, North Greenbush, Rotterdam, Syracuse and Webster.


“We’re proud to support the needs of our patients, staff and communities by providing greater access to COVID-19 PCR testing,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “Through some of the most difficult periods of the pandemic, our team has continued to adapt to ensure we are delivering the highest quality care, whether that’s meant expanding same and next-day PCR testing to all of our New York locations, adjusting our hours, or growing our Virtual Care platform to see more patients virtually.”

COVID-19 PCR testing is available at all WellNow locations; however, asymptomatic patients are strongly encouraged to visit one of WellNow’s dedicated testing sites. Asymptomatic patients include individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not currently exhibiting common symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell. Patients without symptoms who require PCR results for work, school or other purposes are also considered asymptomatic. Patients with symptoms of COVID-19, patients who may be at high risk for COVID-19 due to age or other health factors, and those who require screening before a surgical procedure should visit a full-service WellNow Urgent Care location.

COVID-19 PCR tests collected at WellNow centers in New York, by their specified testing time, will return results on the same day. All other PCR results will be returned the next day. Patients can visit WellNow.com/PCR-results to view testing times to receive same-day results. Additional information about COVID-19 testing at WellNow Urgent Care, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at WellNow.com/COVID-19/.

WellNow Urgent Care continues to provide timely service for non-life-threatening ailments such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Urgent care services are provided on a walk-in basis, or patients may also visit WellNow.com to check in online or schedule a visit. Patients can also speak with a WellNow provider virtually, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using the company’s Virtual Care platform. WellNow accepts most insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Fidelis and Veterans Affairs TriWest. A full list of services can be found online at WellNow.com/services.

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