WellNow Urgent Care and SPHP Open Fourth Capital Region Urgent Care

St. Peter’s Health Partners and WellNow Urgent Care℠ have opened a new location in Albany. Located at 1438 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203, the new location will provide immediate medical care to patients — both with and without insurance — seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“WellNow Urgent Care is proud to provide the Guilderland, McKnownville and the surrounding communities greater access to high quality, affordable urgent medical care,” said WellNow Urgent Care President John Radford, M.D. “Together with St. Peter’s Health Partners, we are honored to continue our commitment to the Capital Region by building a trusted and unified healthcare network.”

“St. Peter’s Health Partners is excited to be opening this new facility in Albany along with our partners, WellNow,” said James K. Reed, M.D., president and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners. “We are committed to providing our patients with high-quality, compassionate care throughout the Capital Region and this new location represents another opportunity for St. Peter’s Health Partners to meet patient needs in the right place, at the right time.”

The Albany location provides timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, such as sprains, strains, colds and the flu, while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing, and physicals. Patients are treated on a walk-in basis but may also check-in online or view up-to-date facility wait times directly on the company’s homepage. WellNow accepts most insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Fidelis and Veterans Affairs TriWest. Employers in the Capital Region are also invited to contact WellNow to discuss its wide range of occupational medicine programs. A full list of services and hours can be found online.

Currently operating more than 40 locations across New York and Illinois, the Albany location joins a growing list of locations, including NiskayunaHudson and Clifton Park. Additional Capital Region facilities are planned for Latham and North Greenbush in 2020. A full list of facilities can be found online.

Announced September 4, 2019, WellNow Urgent Care and St. Peter’s Health Partners entered a collaborative joint venture to create a unified network of urgent care centers across the Capital Region. The strategic agreement marks the first partnership between St. Peter’s Health Partners and WellNow. Through this joint venture, the organizations will double their combined urgent care presence throughout the Capital Region.

About WellNow Urgent Care

WellNow is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aspen Dental Management Inc. (ADMI). With more than 40 WellNow Urgent Care locations in New York and Illinois and almost 780 locations of Aspen Dental across the United States, ADMI provides practice support services focused on ensuring clinical providers can focus on their patients. Founded in 2011 by Dr. John Radford, WellNow Urgent Care℠ is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care. WellNow treats non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses seven days a week, with no appointment needed and online check-ins available. Employers can also partner with WellNow for occupational medicine programs. A full list of WellNow services and hours can be found online. Aspen Dental provides a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offers patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for nearly 1.8 million patients in 2018.

About St. Peter’s Health Partners

With more than 12,000 employees in over 185 locations, St. Peter’s Health Partners is the Capital Region’s most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care network, which provides high-quality, compassionate, and sophisticated care to thousands of people every day. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.

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