At WellNow Urgent Care, we are here to help treat patients of all ages experiencing seasonal allergies or an allergic reaction. From swelling after a bug sting to pesky hay fever, we offer quick, convenient care to help make your allergies better. WellNow Allergy Center is also available at selected locations with on-site Allergy/Immunology specialist to provide you with a consultation, with most clinics offering same-day testing and a personalized treatment plan for your allergies.
WellNow Allergy offers quality allergy care for patients of all ages. At one of our WellNow Allergy centers, you’ll receive expert consultation with most clinics offering same-day allergy testing for various common allergies.
We’ll share and review your personalized treatment plan in detail, including immunotherapy (allergy shots), if needed. Once you’re ready to start, we’ll order and ship extracts customized for your allergies to the WellNow Allergy center of your choice.
With online scheduling and same-day appointments available 7 days a week, you can continue your allergy shots at the WellNow location of your choice, on a day and time that works best for you.
Dr. Lomas, Director of Allergy & Immunology, attended the University at Buffalo for undergraduate studies and completed her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA before moving to the Rochester area for pediatric residency, chief residency and allergy fellowship training at the University of Rochester. She stayed in Rochester as faculty in both the divisions of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, as well as Pediatric Allergy & Immunology for over 5 years.
During her time at the University of Rochester, Dr. Lomas treated both adult and pediatric patients. She served as clinical director for Pediatric Allergy & Immunology and co-director of the Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) program.
Her clinical interests include all types of food allergy, environmental allergies, asthma, atopic dermatitis (eczema), medication allergy and urticaria (hives). Dr. Lomas has also participated in multiple clinical research trials for food allergic patients. Her professional interests include advocacy, patient/family education and trainee education. She is a native of Buffalo, NY and enjoys spending time locally with her family.
WellNow Allergy centers are located in New York, Ohio, and Indiana. Allergy Consults, Testing and first Allergy Shots are all scheduled at these Allergy centers.
Once patients receive their personalized immunotherapy plan, they can schedule their follow-up shots and visits at many convenient WellNow locations.
Children and adults interested in allergy testing and allergy immunotherapy as a way to treat and significantly reduce allergy symptoms.
At this time, WellNow Allergy offers same-day consultation, testing and treatment for multiple types of allergies, including:
Seasonal and environmental allergies, including common indoor and outdoor allergens such as tree and grass pollens, mold, dust and pets.
Medication allergies, including penicillin
WellNow Allergy currently accepts the following insurance plans. (Please call your insurance company to confirm.)
Amerigroup (Clarence and Orchard Park Locations)
BlueCross BlueShield and Highmark
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP)
Cigna (Streetsboro Location)
Empire United HealthCare
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Northeast New York
Medicare Part B
MVP Health Plan
Appointments are required for an initial consult, and are easy to book online. Referrals may be required. Please contact your insurance company for more information.
Consults and first allergy shots must be scheduled at any of our allergy locations.
Once you have been evaluated by our allergy team for an initial consultation, follow-up allergy shots may be available at a WellNow location of your choice. For your convenience, appointments can be scheduled up to 3 months out at the center of your choice!
Your first appointment will last about 45 minutes. During your visit, you will have a consultation with our dedicated allergy staff and complete one or more tests to identify what allergies you may have. Based on the results, you will receive a personalized immunotherapy plan that we’ll review with you in detail.
Please bring your ID and your insurance card, if applicable.
Before visiting a WellNow Allergy Center for your first visit, it is important to stop certain medications. Please see below for details.
If you are unable to stop a medication prior to testing, or if you have a question about one of your medications please call our office.
One (1) week before your skin testing appointment: loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), fexofenadine (Allegra), desloratadine (Clarinex) and levocetirizine (Xyzal).
Three (3) days before your skin testing appointment: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), which includes over the counter cough and cold medications containing diphenhydramine, and sleep aids such as Tylenol PM or Advil PM.
Two (2) days before your skin testing appointment: Antihistamine nasal sprays (azelastine, Astelin, Astepro, Patanase) and allergy eye drops (azelastine, olopatadine, tetrahydrozoline, naphazoline).
All types of inhalers can be continued. Steroid nasal sprays (such as Flonase, Nasacort, Rhinocort, Nasonex, Qnasl) can also be continued.
Many prescription medications also have antihistamine properties and can interfere with testing. These include some anti-depressants and anxiety medications (amitriptyline, quetiapine, doxepin, and imipramine, hydroxyzine) as well as some appetite stimulants like cyproheptadine (Periactin). Please consult with the prescribing doctor prior to stopping any medication.
Higher doses of certain stomach acid medications including cimetidine, famotidine and ranitidine can also suppress skin testing responses. Please avoid taking these for one (1) day before to your test.