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Rapid COVID-19 testing, as well as treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, will be provided seven days a week

Rensselaer is WellNow’s 10th center in the Capital Region through joint venture with St. Peter’s Health Partners

RENSSELAER, NY –WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, and urgent care partner St. Peter’s Health Partners announced today that they will open the doors to their newest center in Rensselaer on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Located at 573 N Greenbush Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144, 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.

“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.” 

“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.” 

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 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 and additional information about COVID-19, including testing cost and insurance coverage, can be found at

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 AlbanyClifton ParkGlens FallsHudsonLathamNiskayunaRotterdamSaratoga Springs and Troy. A full list of WellNow facilities can be found at

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 more than 85 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 About St. Peter’s Health Partners
With nearly 12,000 employees in more than 170 locations, St. Peter’s Health Partners is one of the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care networks, and 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  

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