SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — WellNow Urgent Care locations across Central New York are now offering two types of COVID-19 testing, the molecular (PCR) tests and blood antibody tests.
The molecular test, like a flu test, requires a nasopharyngeal swab to determine if a patient has COVID-19.
The antibody test uses a blood sample to determine the presence of antibodies in response to a recent or past COVID-19 infection. Antibody testing can help to identify potential plasma donors.
“Bringing both types of COVID-19 testing to our communities in Central New York is a top priority right now,” said WellNow Urgent Care President John Radford, M.D. “As New York prepares to reopen, providing all our communities with answers to their COVID-19 questions is as much our responsibility as is making sure all our centers remain a safe and welcoming place for all urgent care needs.”
All patients will be screened in their car, provided a mask, and brought directly to a private patient room for further evaluation and testing.
Results from tests are expected within 3-5 days through an online portal.
Tests are available seven days a week with no appointments needed at the following locations:
Testing is available at the following Central New York locations:
All WellNow locations continue to 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. The company also offers telehealth visits through WellNow Virtual Medical.
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