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WellNow Urgent Care Opens Dedicated Covid-19 PCR Testing Center in Cortland

Date: February 8, 2022

Contact: Annie Keller |

COVID-19 PCR testing is available seven days a week for asymptomatic patients only

CORTLAND, NY – WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced that in response to increased demand for COVID-19 testing in the region, its newest center in Cortland will open on Wednesday, February 9th as a dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center for asymptomatic patients. Located at 1092 New York 222, Cortland, NY 13045, the new testing facility will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patients can simply walk in or, if preferred, schedule their visit online. WellNow continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and plans to introduce a full range of urgent care services at the Cortland center as patient and community needs change.

Samples are sent directly to WellNow’s PCR lab, which processes COVID-19 tests 24 hours a day to ensure patients receive their results quickly. Currently, 94 percent of COVID-19 PCR tests collected at WellNow return results within 24 hours and the rest return results within 48 hours. Additional information about COVID-19 testing at WellNow Urgent Care, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at COVID-19.

“Our team remains committed to delivering the care and services that are most needed in our communities, and we continue to add to our robust testing services,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “We’re proud to be a trusted destination for COVID-19 PCR testing, and we look forward to introducing a full range of urgent care services at our new Cortland center soon.”

Patients seeking treatment for injuries and illnesses, occupational medicine services, and those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should visit their nearest full-service WellNow Urgent Care center. Full-service WellNow centers in the area include IthacaAuburn and Fayetteville.

COVID-19 PCR testing is available at all WellNow locations; however, asymptomatic patients are strongly encouraged to visit one of WellNow’s dedicated testing sites. Asymptomatic patients include individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not currently exhibiting symptoms, as well as patients without symptoms who require PCR results for work, school or other purposes. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19, those who may be at high risk for COVID-19 due to age or other health factors, and those who require screening before a surgical procedure should visit a full-service WellNow Urgent Care location.

WellNow Urgent Care’s full-service locations continue to provide timely service for non-life-threatening ailments such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Urgent care services are provided on a walk-in basis, or patients may also visit to schedule a same-day visit. Patients who prefer to speak with a provider virtually, either from the comfort of home or on the go, can access the company’s Virtual Care platform 24/7 from their personal computer, tablet or smartphone. WellNow accepts most insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Fidelis and Veterans Affairs TriWest. A full list of locations and services can be found at

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 115 centers across New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Opened as Five Star Urgent Care in 2012 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