COVID-19 Testing and Treatment
Early detection and treatment intervention for COVID-19 is vital because oral medications must be taken within 5 days of the onset of symptoms to be effective. WellNow can help you get tested, examined by a provider, and prescribed treatment for COVID-19, if recommended, all in one visit.
We offer "COVID-19 Test and Treat" 7-days a week, with walk-ins welcome at every WellNow location.
Asymptomatic patients and those who need testing due to exposure, for travel purposes, return to work, return to school, or pre-surgical requirements, can receive a PCR test with results available online within 24-48 hours.
Symptomatic patients can receive a rapid antigen test with results in 15 minutes at our NY locations.
If the test result is negative, you have an option to take a confirmatory COVID-19 PCR test with results available online within 24-48 hours.
If your test is positive, no additional COVID-19 testing is needed. If medically eligible, you may be prescribed Paxlovid – a COVID-19 antiviral medication that has been shown to lower the risk of serious illness.
At this time, WellNow does not offer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Schedule an Appointment
Reserve a time online or walk into your nearest WellNow location.
Getting Tested is Easy.
COVID-19 testing at WellNow is available to anyone who has or has recently had symptoms of COVID-19 and anyone exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
What if My Results are Positive?
All positive tests will receive a direct phone call notification with details and treatment options.
Don’t Want to Leave Home?
You can start the process using WellNow Virtual Care for non-life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms. After your virtual visit, you can go to your nearest WellNow for an express PCR test and more.
Results Made Easy.
For PCR tests, most results are available online within 24-48 hours after your visit. Go to the WellNow Patient Portal to check your PCR test results in just a few clicks.
Patients with a positive COVID-19 test result who are medically eligible based on CDC guidelines may be prescribed Paxlovid – an antiviral medication that has been shown to lower the risk of serious illness in patients with COVID-19.
Keep in mind that COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those caused by other respiratory infections. Treatment options are also available in the event you are diagnosed with a respiratory infection, a cold, or the flu.
Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for more information about the virus and answers to common questions.
WellNow Urgent Care maintains consistent cleaning and sanitization protocols in all facilities, and we recommend masks be worn in all locations.
Please refer to the resources below for the most up-to-date information.
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.
COVID-19 rapid antigen and PCR testing is available at all WellNow centers. No appointment and no prescription necessary. Simply walk in or, if preferred, you can book your visit at a WellNow center of your choice. See below for testing details.
Rapid antigen testing [currently available in our NY locations only]:
Directly screens for the virus and indicates if a patient currently has the virus
Test type: Nasal swab processed on-site
Available at: Currently at all WellNow centers in NY state
Result time: Approximately 15 minutes. If your test is negative, you have the option of taking a confirmatory PCR test, which typically results within 24-48 hours.
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
Result time: COVID-19 PCR tests administered at our centers in NY, OH, MI and IL, by their specified testing times, will return results within 24 hours; all other PCR results will be returned within 24-48 hours. (For IN and PA patients, please check with our staff for more information.)
COVID-19 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.
Testing is also available for those who need results for travel purposes, return to work, return to school, or pre-surgical requirements.
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 prescription sent directly to their pharmacy.
Yes. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can start your visit on WellNow Virtual Care with a WellNow provider.
Your Virtual Care provider will give you all the documentation you need to receive an express COVID-19 test at your nearest WellNow.
Then, you can just walk into your nearest WellNow center and receive an express confirmatory test with no additional registration or payment required – simply swab and go!
Most insurance plans cover COVID-19 testing. 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.
COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are processed on-site and will return results in approximately 15 minutes.
COVID-19 PCR tests administered at our centers in NY, OH, MI and IL, by their specified testing times, will return results within 24 hours; all other PCR results will be returned within 48 hours. (For IN and PA patients, please check with our staff for more information.)
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.
If medically necessary, eligible patients can have COVID-19 antiviral medication, such as Paxlovid or Molnupiravir, sent directly to their pharmacy.
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.
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
If medically eligible, you may be prescribed a COVID-19 antiviral medication such as Paxlovid, which has been shown to lower the risk of serious illness.
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. 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.
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.
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; masks are recommended. Patients seeking COVID-19 testing and/or care are welcome to walk in or if preferred, may schedule their visit online.
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
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.