Construction is underway for a non-emergency clinic on Rt. 222/Groton Avenue near Rt. 281 in the town of Cortlandville.
WellNow Urgent Care, an independent provider based in Chicago, is building a 3,531-square-foot facility with 29 parking spaces that will be located next to the Burger King in town.
Work on the site began in mid-July, and construction of the building started in the first week of August, said WellNow public relations manager Annie Keller.
Keller noted pending weather conditions, construction is expected to be complete in December -- with anticipated grand opening at the beginning of 2022.
The location will be open every day of the week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Keller mentioned the Cortlandville clinic may provide extended hours in the near future.
WellNow plans to hire locally for 10-13 positions at the Cortlandville location, Keller said.
She added when WellNow was choosing new locations for their facilities, a need and opportunity to provide residents with “greater access to good care” was recognized in Cortlandville and its surrounding areas.
“We’re excited to bring convenient care to the community,” she said. Keller added WellNow Urgent Care offers substantially shorter wait times, efficient walk-in service and lower costs than the traditional emergency room.
The facility provides urgent care services for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses, such as sprains, burns, lacerations, colds and allergies. The clinic offers on-site x-rays, lab testing and physicals -- as well as COVID-19 testing that doesn’t require appointments, Keller said.
The WellNow location will also offer virtual care, which also allows patients to speak to providers from their homes. The virtual platform also allows patients to talk with providers at any time from anywhere, Keller said.
“We will look to accommodate as many patients as we can,” she added.
Other services from the facility include occupational medicine assistance for local businesses, including pre-employment physicals, drug testing, workers compensation and respirator exams.