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For the most updated info on PCR test results, access patient portal here. (Please do not contact the centers for updates.)
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COVID-19 Help Center

COVID-19 PCR testing with next-day results is available at all WellNow centers.*

We are open 7 days a week. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available if preferred. [Patients in New York who are asymptomatic are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.]

Please note: Due to the current high demand for COVID-19 testing, walk-in patients will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Centers may reach capacity at some point during the day and we may not be able to accommodate additional walk-in patients. [WellNow Virtual Care is also available for your online visit with a provider.]

COVID-19 tests administered at our centers by their specified testing times will return results within 24 hours; all other PCR results will be returned within 48 hours. (*Indiana patients with some insurance companies will receive results within 3 days due to certain requirements. Please check with our staff for more information.)

To view your PCR results, visit our patient portal.

[Currently, 94% of COVID-19 PCR tests return results within 24 hours; 99-100% return within 48 hours.] 

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COVID-19 Testing FAQ

You are welcome to simply walk in for COVID-19 testing. No appointment and no prescription required. If preferred, you may schedule your visit at your nearest WellNow center.

If you book an appointment, upon arrival, please respond to your appointment text with “here” and wait in your car until you receive further notification.

New York patients who are asymptomatic (not exhibiting symptoms), and who are not considered high risk for COVID-19, are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.

COVID-19 PCR testing is available at all WellNow centers.

COVID-19 PCR molecular testing:

  • Directly screens for the virus and indicates if a patient currently has the virus
  • Test type: Nasal Swab sent to a local lab partner.
  • Available at: All WellNow centers. [New York patients who are asymptomatic are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.]
  • Result time: COVID-19 PCR tests administered at our centers, by their specified testing times, will return results within 24 hours; all other PCR results will be returned within 48 hours.

Testing is available to anyone who has or recently had symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who may have been exposed to someone confirmed positive for COVID-19, with no prescription required.

New York patients who are asymptomatic (not exhibiting symptoms), are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.

Patients who are experiencing symptoms or are considered high-risk for COVID-19 due to their age, other health factors, or those who require screening before a surgical procedure, should visit their nearest full-service WellNow Urgent Care to be evaluated by a provider. A WellNow staff member can help you determine which testing location is best for you.

The number of times you can be tested will be determined by a WellNow provider. After an evaluation, this decision will be based on your symptoms and their duration. Certain essential-services personnel may need to be tested more than once.

  • For patients with insurance:

Testing may be covered by insurance as part of the CARES Act. Please contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage, as individual plans can vary. Base visit, co-pays, and other necessary service charges may apply.

  • For patients without insurance:

COVID-19 PCR testing for patients without insurance in NY and IL is $100 and for patients without insurance in OH, MI and IN is $150. This is in addition to the base visit charge and any other necessary services. Other providers, such as state or community-run COVID-19 testing sites, may provide testing services free of charge.

COVID-19 PCR tests administered at our centers, by their specified testing times, will return results within 24 hours; all other PCR results will be returned within 48 hours.

For the most updated info on PCR results, visit our patient portal directly

Please note that all positive COVID-19 PCR swab test results will receive a direct phone call from one of our team members.

All positive COVID-19 PCR swab test results will receive a direct phone call from one of our team members.

Antiviral treatments administered through an I.V. (such as Veklury, also known as Remdesivir) are currently only available in hospital settings for certain COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization.

The FDA is currently evaluating antiviral oral pills Molnupiravir (developed by Merck/Ridgeback Biotherapeutics) and Ritonavir (developed by Pfizer) for emergency use authorization. If approved, the pills will be available by prescription only for certain high-risk adult patients who receive a positive COVID-19 result.

Antiviral drugs are taken by mouth for 5 days starting soon after a patient with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 and at least one risk factor for developing severe illness tests positive for the virus.

Because your health is our priority, we are following all sanitary guidelines from the CDC and local health departments in our facilities with:

  • Reinforced disinfecting processes across all rooms, tables, chairs, computers, door handles and surfaces with EPA-registered cleaning products.
  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and requiring all patients to wear masks upon entering a WellNow center or we are happy to provide you with one.
  • Expanded telehealth services and accepted insurances from WellNow Virtual Care to ensure our providers are available for those who need or prefer to receive care from home.

COVID-19 Treatment FAQ

In October, 2020, the antiviral drug Veklury (also known as Remdesivir) was approved by the FDA for use in hospitals for the treatment of certain COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. Veklury is administered as an I.V. and is not available in urgent care settings.

Antiviral oral pills, Molnupiravir (developed by Merck/Ridgeback Biotherapeutics) and Ritonavir (developed by Pfizer), have both been submitted to the FDA for emergency use authorization. If approved, the antiviral pills could be available by prescription only, for certain high-risk patients who receive a positive COVID-19 result, by the end of 2021.

Antiviral drugs are taken by mouth for five days starting soon after a patient with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 and at least one risk factor for developing severe illness tests positive for the virus.

At this time, antiviral treatments administered through an I.V. (such as Veklury, also known as Remdesivir) are only available in hospital settings for certain COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization.

Antiviral oral pills, Molnupiravir (developed by Merck/Ridgeback Biotherapeutics) and Ritonavir (developed by Pfizer), have both been submitted to the FDA for emergency use authorization.

If approved, the pills will be available by prescription only for adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who receive a positive SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test result and who have at least one risk factor for developing severe illness.

Coronavirus FAQ

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that produce a wide range of illnesses from the common cold to severe respiratory infections. COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel coronavirus which was first detected in December 2019 and has since spread to several countries, including the U.S.

Patients are welcome to walk in for COVID-19 testing and evaluation. No appointment and no prescription required. If preferred, you may schedule your visit at your nearest WellNow center.

Please note: Due to the current high demand for COVID-19 testing, walk-in patients will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Centers may reach capacity at some point during the day and we may not be able to accommodate additional walk-in patients.

Keep in mind that COVID-19 symptoms are very similar to those caused by other respiratory infections. You may have a cold, flu or pneumonia, all of which we can treat.

New York patients who are asymptomatic (not exhibiting symptoms) are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites. Patients who are experiencing symptoms or are considered high-risk for COVID-19 due to their age, other health factors, or those who require screening before a surgical procedure, should visit their nearest WellNow Urgent Care to be evaluated by a provider. A WellNow staff member can help you determine which testing location is best for you.

All patients seeking COVID-19 testing and/or care are welcome to walk in, or if preferred may schedule a visit online. No appointment and prescription required. Contactless check-in is available for added safety and convenience. COVID-19’s symptoms mirror other common seasonal respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia, which are treatable.

New York patients who are asymptomatic (not exhibiting symptoms) are encouraged to visit one of our dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.

Yes, patients experiencing non-life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms have the option to start their visit with a WellNow provider via our Virtual Care service, and then walk into their nearest WellNow center for an express confirmatory PCR test.

If medically necessary, eligible patients can have COVID-19 antiviral medication, such as Paxlovid or Molnupiravir, sent directly to their pharmacy.

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If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms like shortness of breath, visit your nearest ER immediately.

Yes. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can start your visit with a WellNow provider. Your Virtual Care provider will give you all the documentation you need to receive an express PCR test at your nearest WellNow.

Then, you can just walk into your nearest WellNow center and receive an express confirmatory PCR test with no additional registration or payment required – simply swab and go!

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If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms like shortness of breath, visit your nearest ER immediately.

WellNow is increasing the cleaning and sanitization of all facilities in alignment with the CDC to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and all other illnesses.

All patients will be evaluated in a clean, sanitized room and are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit. Masks will be provided for patients without one.

Patients seeking COVID-19 testing and/or care are welcome to walk in, or if preferred may schedule their visit online.

Please note: Due to the current high demand for COVID-19 testing, walk-in patients will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Centers may reach capacity at some point during the day and we may not be able to accommodate additional walk-in patients.

WellNow Urgent Care currently does not offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 and influenza are caused by two different viruses. However, symptoms are similar, which is why patients who present symptoms may receive flu testing. We will provide COVID-19 testing if necessary.

Currently, we believe COVID-19 is spread like most respiratory illnesses, which is by droplets produced when coughing or sneezing.

According to the National Institutes of Health, COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for lengths of time ranging from several hours to days, depending on the type of surface.

Shortness of breath can feel like:

  • A tightening sensation in the chest
  • Not being able to get enough air
  • Being out of breath
  • Being suffocated
  • Having difficulty breathing
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Don’t touch your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home from school or work if possible and avoid unnecessary travel or social outings.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and immediately throw the tissue out.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly.
  • Seek medical care if you are experiencing symptoms.
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