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WellNow Urgent Care and St. Peter’s Health Partners Open Dedicated Covid-19 PCR Testing Center in Columbus

Date: September 1, 2021

Contact: Annie Keller |

Nine centers in the Columbus area are now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, COVID-19 PCR testing
 COLUMBUS, OH: WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced that beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, nine centers in the Columbus area (formerly Hometown Urgent Care centers) will extend their hours of operation to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, to better serve local communities. Patients can schedule a visit online at or simply walk into their nearest center to receive care for non-life-threatening ailments, including same and next-day COVID-19 PCR testing. The new extended hours apply to the following WellNow Urgent Care locations: 

“As most of us have experienced, especially if you have children, injuries and illnesses show up at the most inconvenient times,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “We want to make it easy for our patients to receive the care they need, when they need it, so they can get back to their lives instead of waiting in an emergency room for hours or delaying treatment.” 

Within the new extended hours, Sunday through Saturday, patients can receive timely service for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies 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, respirator fit exams and more, are also available on a walk-in basis. 

COVID-19 PCR tests collected at WellNow centers in Ohio, by their specified testing times, are likely to return results on the same day. All other PCR results will be returned by the next day. Patients can visit PCR-results to view testing times to receive same-day results. Additional information about COVID-19 testing at WellNow Urgent Care, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at COVID-19

Urgent care services are provided on a walk-in basis, or patients can visit to check in online or schedule a visit. Patients can also speak with a WellNow provider virtually, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using the company’s Virtual Care platform. 

WellNow accepts most insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Fidelis and Veterans Affairs TriWest. A full list of locations and services can be found online at

Hometown Clinical Research, now part of WellNow Urgent Care, has successfully completed more than 250 clinical trials in Ohio and is currently enrolling Columbus-area patients for research studies related to Migraines, COVID-19, Celiac disease, Gastroparesis, Acute Back Muscle spasm, Urinary Tract infections and more. Patients who are interested in exploring new treatment options and helping others by contributing to medical research are invited to learn more and enroll

About WellNow Urgent Care  

WellNow Urgent Care is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care, telehealth and occupational health services in the United States, with more than 90 centers across New York, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. Founded as Five Star Urgent Care in 2011 by Dr. John Radford, the company rebranded as WellNow Urgent Care in 2018 to better reflect its mission of offering quick, convenient and quality care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. As WellNow Urgent Care has continued to open new facilities, the company has also grown through the strategic acquisitions of MASH Urgent Care in 2018 and Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health in 2020. More information about WellNow Urgent Care’s services, hours and locations can be found at