Treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, COVID-19 PCR testing will be provided seven days a week
WellNow Urgent Care announced it will open the doors to its newest center on Grand Island on Wednesday. Located at 2340 Grand Island Blvd., the new facility offers timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, coronavirus PCR testing, and occupational medicine services seven days a week (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Patients can simply walk in or, if preferred, schedule a visit online.
“Injuries and illnesses show up at the most inconvenient times, including evenings and weekends,” said John Radford, M.D., president at WellNow Urgent Care. “Whether you have a sick child on a Sunday afternoon or the sudden need for a COVID-19 PCR test with 24-hour results, we’re proud to be a trusted destination to provide the care that patients need, when they need it, rather than sitting for hours in an emergency room or delaying care.”
A press release stated, “Urgent care centers are an increasingly important part of the U.S. health care marketplace, providing patients with much-needed access to quality care with shorter wait times, walk-in and same-day care options, and lower costs than the traditional emergency room. The new center in Grand Island will provide timely service for ailments such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies, while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Occupational medicine services, including workers’ compensation assistance, preemployment physicals, drug and alcohol testing, and respirator fit exams, are also available on a walk-in basis.”
COVID-19 PCR testing is available at all WellNow Urgent Care locations. Samples are sent directly to WellNow’s PCR lab, which processes COVID-19 tests 24 hours a day to ensure patients receive their results quickly. Currently, 98% of PCR tests return results within 24 hours, and the rest return results within 48 hours. Additional information about COVID-19 testing at WellNow, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at WellNow.com/COVID-19/.
Patients who prefer to speak with a WellNow provider virtually, either from the comfort of home or on the go, can access the company’s virtual care platform 24/7 from their personal computer, tablet or smartphone. 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.
WellNow Urgent Care is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care, virtual care and occupational health services in the U.S., with more than 115 centers across Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio and Michigan. Opened by Radford in 2012 as Five Star Urgent Care, the company rebranded as WellNow Urgent Care in 2018 to better reflect its mission of offering quick, convenient and quality care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
As WellNow Urgent Care has continued to open new facilities, the company has also grown through the strategic acquisitions of MASH Urgent Care in 2018 and Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health in 2020.
More information about WellNow Urgent Care’s services, hours and locations can be found at www.WellNow.com.