COVID-19 PCR testing is available seven days a week for asymptomatic patients only
WellNow Urgent Care announced that, in response to increased demand for COVID-19 testing in the region, its newest center in Williamsville is now open as a dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center for asymptomatic patients.
Located at 5495 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, the new testing facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled online.
A press release said, “WellNow continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and plans to introduce a full range of urgent care services at the Williamsville center as patient and community needs change.”
Currently, 91.6% of COVID-19 PCR tests collected at WellNow return results within 24 hours; 99-100% return results within 48 hours. Patients can visit WellNow.com/PCR-results to view testing times to receive next-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/.
The new center in Williamsville is the third WellNow Urgent Care location in the Buffalo area, along with Amherst (Sheridan Drive) and Elmwood, that is temporarily serving as a dedicated COVID-19 testing center. Full-service WellNow Urgent Care centers in the area include Clarence, Amherst (Harlem Road), Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and Wheatfield. Patients seeking treatment for injuries and illnesses, as well as those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, can visit their nearest full-service WellNow Urgent Care center.
“We’re proud to be a trusted destination for COVID-19 PCR testing while continuing to meet the needs of urgent care patients at our full-service centers throughout the Buffalo area,” said John Radford, M.D., president at WellNow Urgent Care. “As the circumstances of the pandemic continue to evolve, we’re committed to providing the care and services that our patients need most. We look forward to introducing a full range of urgent care services at our new Williamsville center.”
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. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19, those 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.
WellNow Urgent Care’s full-service locations continue to provide 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 www.WellNow.com to check in online or schedule a visit. Patients also have the option to 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 locations and services can be found at WellNow.com.