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WellNow Urgent Care to Open New Center in Canal Winchester

Date: November 30, 2021

Contact: Annie Keller |

Treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, COVID-19 PCR testing will be provided seven days a week

CANAL WINCHESTER, OH — WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced that it will open the doors to its newest center in Canal Winchester on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Located at 710 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110, the new facility offers timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, COVID-19 PCR testing, and occupational medicine services seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Patients can simply walk in or, if preferred, schedule a visit online.

“Injuries and illnesses show up at the most inconvenient times, including evenings and weekends,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “Whether you have a sick child at bedtime or the sudden need for a COVID-19 PCR test with 24-hour results, we’re proud to be a trusted destination to provide the care that patients need, when they need it, rather than sitting for hours in an emergency room or delaying care.”

Urgent care centers are an increasingly important part of the U.S. healthcare marketplace, providing patients with much-needed access to quality care with shorter wait times, walk-in and same day care options, and lower costs than the traditional emergency room. The new center in Canal Winchester will provide timely service for ailments such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies while also providing 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 testing is available at all WellNow Urgent Care locations. In the Columbus area, more than 95 percent of COVID-19 PCR tests currently return results within 24 hours, and the remaining results return within 48 hours. Patients can visit PCR-results to view daily cutoff times to receive their results within 24 hours. Additional information about COVID-19 testing at WellNow, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at COVID-19.

Patients who prefer to speak with a WellNow provider virtually, either from the comfort of home or on-the-go, can access the company’s Virtual Care platform seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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

The Canal Winchester center is WellNow’s ninth location in the Columbus area. Other nearby centers include Clime Road, Columbus, Groveport, Hilliard, and Lancaster. A full list of WellNow centers can be found at

About WellNow Urgent Care 

WellNow Urgent Care is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care, virtual care and occupational health services in the United States, with more than 100 centers across Illinois, Indiana, New York, 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