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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Please refer to the resources below for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 Testing FAQ
How do I check in for COVID-19 testing?
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.
What tests do you offer and what are the differences?
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.
Who can receive a COVID-19 test at WellNow?
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.
How much does COVID-19 testing cost at WellNow?
- 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.
How long will it take to receive my COVID-19 testing results?
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.
What happens if my COVID-19 result is positive?
All positive COVID-19 PCR swab test results will receive a direct phone call from one of our team members.
Does WellNow offer antiviral treatments such as Remdesivir?
Are WellNow centers following safety and sanitary guidelines?
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
What treatment options are available for COVID-19?
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.