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WellNow Urgent Care, at 860 Center St., Lewiston. (Photos courtesy of the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce)
WellNow Urgent Care, at 860 Center St., Lewiston. (Photos courtesy of the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce)

WellNow opens in Lewiston

Wed, Jul 10th 2024 10:00 am

Treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses will be provided from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays

Local elected leaders joined the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce in welcoming WellNow Urgent Care to Lewiston on Tuesday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the site, 860 Center St. Doors opened to the public Wednesday morning.

Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch said, “I am very excited to have the WellNow open in Lewiston. It is a beautiful facility and I’m sure our residents will benefit from the many services they offer. It is a great addition to our community.”

New York State Sen. Rob Ortt said, “This is a wonderful addition and the services offered here will benefit the Village of Lewiston and surrounding areas for many years to come.”

Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Matt Villnave said, “An outstanding health care provider like WellNow enhances the quality of life for our community and ensures that residents in rural areas of Niagara County have much closer access to urgent care.”

The new facility offers treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, including flu, COVID-19 and RSV, as well as occupational medicine services, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Patients can simply walk-in or, if preferred, schedule an appointment online.

Tom Deal, of Deal Realty, celebrates the opening of WellNow Urgent Care in Lewiston. (Submitted photo)


Prior to the opening, Robert Biernbaum, D.O, chief medical officer at WellNow, said, “Urgent care centers provide a vital service to the community, particularly in areas where primary care providers are booked solid or are nonexistent. WellNow offers more services than the average PCP, including X-rays and sutures, so patients can be treated right away without having to go to the emergency department, where they’ll face long wait times and an expensive bill.”

A press release added, “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 and lower costs than the traditional emergency room. The new center in Lewiston will provide timely evaluation and treatment for ailments such as colds and flu, COVID-19, RSV, sprains, burns and lacerations, as well as on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Occupational medicine services, including workers’ compensation assistance, pre-employment physicals, drug and alcohol testing and more, are also available on a walk-in basis.

“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 many insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. A full list of locations and services can be found at WellNow.com.”

Images courtesy of the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce


Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly recently told NFP, “After a long stretch of construction and other setbacks, we are excited about the opening of WellNow Urgent Care.”

She added, “The WellNow Urgent Care facility is a recognizable name with a large presence in several states, giving residents and visitors another option for non-emergency situations when the local doctor’s office is closed and the emergency room at a hospital is not needed.”

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