St. Peter’s Health Partners and WellNow Urgent Care have opened the doors to their newest center in the Capital Region. Located at 573 N Greenbush Road in Rensselaer, the new facility offers COVID-19 testing, as well as timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no appointment needed.
“Together with our partner WellNow Urgent Care, we’re thrilled to welcome new patients to our Rensselaer center and to welcome back patients who visited our previous location on Empire Drive,” said James K. Reed, M.D., President and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Supporting the health of the community is our top priority, and we’re excited to be bringing even more care and convenience to local residents.”
“We’re pleased to be opening our tenth center in the region with our partner St. Peter’s Health Partners,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “As many look for ways to safely resume spring activities like sports and travel, we’re proud to be a go-to resource for timely care and COVID-19 testing needs.”
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 and same day care options for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Urgent care services are provided on a walk-in basis, or patients may visit WellNow.com to check in online and view up-to-date wait times. Patients can also connect with a WellNow provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using the company’s telehealth platform.
The new center in Rensselaer will provide timely service for ailments such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Rapid COVID-19 testing is also available with no appointment necessary; patients can walk in or schedule a visit online.
WellNow accepts most insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Fidelis and Veterans Affairs TriWest. A full list of services can be found online at WellNow.com/services and additional information about COVID-19, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at wellnow.com/covid-19/.
WellNow Urgent Care also offers Capital Region employers a wide range of occupational medicine services, including DOT/19A physicals, Workers’ Compensation assistance, respirator fit exams, audiometry and more. Area businesses and self-insured employers from a range of industries – including manufacturing, warehousing, retail, nursing homes, vocational colleges, bakeries and more – can partner with WellNow to develop a custom occupational medicine program to fit their individual needs.
The opening of the Rensselaer center marks WellNow’s tenth location in the Capital Region through its joint venture with St. Peter’s Health Partners. Other nearby centers include Albany, Clifton Park, Glens Falls, Hudson, Latham, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, Saratoga Springs and Troy. A full list of WellNow facilities can be found at WellNow.com/locations.