Beginning immediately, WellNow and SPHP will create a unified network of urgent care centers through a collaborative joint venture — widening our support for quality urgent care to patients across the Capital Region.
The strategic agreement marks the first partnership between SPHP and WellNow. Through this joint venture, we will double our combined urgent care presence throughout the Capital Region. This will provide patients in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties with access to WellNow’s high-quality, quick, and convenient urgent care services, provided with the compassion and people-centered focus for which SPHP is known.
“WellNow Urgent Care is proud to partner with St. Peter’s Health Partners to offer patients throughout the Capital Region a comprehensive network of urgent care facilities,” said WellNow Urgent Care President John Radford, M.D. “St. Peter’s Health Partners shares our commitment to supplying patient-centered urgent medical care in areas where access to such care may be limited. The future is bright, and our unified network represents the very best in urgent care delivery for our patients.”
“St. Peter’s Health Partners is excited to collaborate with WellNow, which is known both regionally and nationally for providing high-quality, people-centered, and accessible urgent care services,” said James K. Reed, M.D., chief executive officer of SPHP. “Through our work with WellNow Urgent Care, we will improve access to urgent care across the Capital Region, and help ensure our patients are receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time.”
As part of the joint venture, all Capital Region-based WellNow facilities and SPHP urgent care centers will become co-branded — visually representing the unified network over the next 18 months. All facilities will maintain the same high standard of care established by both urgent care partners in the Capital Region.
All WellNow facilities provide 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 and Medicaid. 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 here.