CHICAGO, IL —Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health, now part of WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, is now offering COVID-19 rapid antigen testing at all 34 of its centers in Ohio and Michigan. Hometown locations serve patients in the areas of Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Northeast Ohio, as well as Fenton and Portage North, Michigan.
For added convenience, Hometown has also implemented an enhanced visit planning and check-in process at almost all its centers to minimize wait times and reduce the spread of the virus. The new process allows patients to check in online, including e-registration, and book an appointment for COVID-19-related services. Hometown expects to bring online check-in to all remaining centers – including Alliance, Poland and Niles – before the end of the month.
“We understand the need for patients to receive their results quickly in order to make informed decisions about their health,” said John Radford, M.D., President at WellNow Urgent Care. “We’re pleased to bring rapid testing to all of our locations in Ohio and Michigan and to provide patients with a safe, simple and convenient online check-in experience.”
The CareStart™ COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test returns results in 15 minutes, with negative results requiring a confirmatory PCR swab test, which is taken during the same visit and returns results in 2-4 days. Molecular PCR swab tests and antibody tests are currently available at all Hometown centers. No referral or prescription is needed to receive testing. Additional information about COVID-19, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at Hometownurgentcare.com/covid-19-testing-information/.
Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health continues to provide timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as sprains, burns, colds and allergies while also providing on-site X-rays, lab testing and physicals. Urgent care services are treated on a walk-in basis, but patients are encouraged to call ahead to check in for their visit. A full list of Hometown’s locations and services can be found at HometownUrgentCare.com.
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 84 centers across New York, Illinois, 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 WellNow.com.