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January 28, 2021

Resources – Lung Force Podcast

Listen as Dr. Chow addresses the ongoing trends, projected upcoming challenges and hopeful successive, concerns, miss, and advice for moving forward in our current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 6, 2017


WNY Immediate Care is open late and on weekends. Meet our team, view our hours and locations near you, see services provided.

April 30, 2020

Antibody vs. Molecular Testing

We offer COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. To help answer questions related to these tests visit our site. Click to find out answers about these tests.

February 9, 2018


Urgent care is a quicker and less expensive alternative to the ER. An urgent care center is used for patients with sudden medical conditions that require treatment usually within 24 hours.

September 25, 2020

Resources – Fever Fears and Facts

Learn more about myths and facts regarding fevers in children. Fever is one of the most common reasons why families bring their children to urgent care.

April 12, 2021

Resources – Asthma in Children: What Parents Should Know

With much attention recently focused on COVID-19, it is important to remember there are other pediatric illnesses that remain prevalent in children. With asthma at the top of this list, here is what parents should know about asthma in children.

June 15, 2021

RSV 2021

The CDC has announced increased activity of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV. Here is what parents and caregivers should know.

May 21, 2020


WNY Immediate Care has five convenient locations near you in the Buffalo region. Offering extended hours, we're open 7 days a week including Saturdays and Sundays. No appointment necessary.

June 14, 2021

Tips for Working from Home

Working from home or working on school work? Check out these tips for great posture while sitting at a desk.

July 30, 2021

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

There are many questions about when vaccines will be available for children. Here is what we know as of July 2021.

May 18, 2020


Visit this page to learn more about coronavirus, our screening process, and how we are taking extra precautions to ensure your health and safety.

May 8, 2019

Resources – How can I protect my family from measles?

With measles outbreaks happening in our region, parents are wondering what they can do to better protect their children from contracting this infectious disease. Here's what you need to know

June 12, 2018

Resources – Allergies Fact or Fiction

To be honest, we don’t really know why people have environmental/seasonal allergies but there’s a very interesting theory proposed by allergy researchers.

April 26, 2021

Resources – Is it Safe to Return to the Gym

If you are wondering whether it’s safe to return to your gym workouts, the answer has a lot to do with individual circumstances and risks. Each person should consider their own risk factors as well as the risk factors of close contacts. Risk factors can include age, vaccination status, lung disease and/or underlying health issues.

September 6, 2017


WNY Immediate Care treats fractures and sprains, sore throats, congestion, allergies, abdominal pain, and more. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed.

September 29, 2020

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

On November 7, 2020 visit our Cheektowaga or Orchard Park locations from 9am-Noon for a drive-thru flut shot. No appointment necessary!

January 4, 2019

Resources – Healthy New Year

What better New Year’s resolution than to help prepare your child to be healthy in the New Year! Here are some important factors:

May 26, 2021

COVID 19 Vaccine

WNY Immediate Care is pleased to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, free of charge. Appointment required. Visit our Locations page for details.

May 15, 2018

Occupational Health

WNY Immediate Care provides occupational health services for employers in the Buffalo region. Click here for more information.

January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Options

There are different types of tests available for COVID-19. The following identifies the testing options available.

September 17, 2019

Resources – Stitches vs. Staples: Which Does My Child Need?

Between playgrounds, sports fields and the ins and outs of everyday activities, bumps, cuts and scrapes can happen.

August 9, 2019

Resources – First Day of Preschool Tips

The first day of preschool can be an exciting and emotional time for both parents and children. There are things you can do to make the transition go smoothly. We asked preschool teachers for their best advice to help parents prepare their children – and themselves – for the first day of preschool.

September 6, 2017


WNY Immediate Care accepts all major insurance plans, including BlueCross / BlueShield of WNY and Independent Health. Click here to view insurance.

August 13, 2019

Resources – Preparing for 2019 Flu Season – What You Should Know

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season. Many health-care providers begin offering the flu shot as early as August. It may seem like flu season just ended, and that’s because last year’s flu season peaked late - in March vs. the typical December/January peak. In 2018, we even saw flu cases as late as early May.

August 4, 2020

Tips for Testing Kids

To help reduce anxiety that you and/or your child may be feeling, here are four things you should know before having your child tested.

February 13, 2019

Resources- Flu Season Update

The good news for this year's flu season is it’s much milder than last year. That’s because the predominant Flu A strain is H1N1, as opposed to last year's H3N2, which is notorious for being more severe.

June 12, 2018

Resources – Mythbusters: Flu Shot, Antibiotics and White Lies

Will the flu shot give me the flu? Click here to learn more about common myths surrounding flu shots, antibiotics and strep throat.

September 16, 2019

Resources – Key Facts About the Flu- 2019

With flu season quickly approaching, flu myths can circulate as quickly as the virus itself. Walk into any of Western New York Immediate Care's 5 locations for your flu shot today.

June 28, 2018

Resources – Norovirus

Very small children, the elderly and anyone with weakened immune systems have higher risks of getting very sick with these viruses and should be kept away from others with those symptoms.

May 21, 2020


WNY Immediate Care has five convenient locations throughout Buffalo, NY. Click here to find your nearest Buffalo urgent care location.

July 1, 2020

How to Reserve A Time

You can now select Reserve A Time on our website, so you and your family can wait at home – or wherever you are most comfortable – until your estimated visit time.

April 2, 2019

Resources – All About Allergies

It can be very difficult to distinguish allergies from a viral cold, as both can cause coughing, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headaches and even red teary eyes.

June 12, 2018

Resources – Mythbusters: Antibiotics, Coughs, and Cold Air

Learn more about myths surrounding antibiotics, coughs & cold air! Does cold air give you colds? Can an antibiotic cure the common cold? Click here to learn more.

February 18, 2020

Resources – What to Bring to Your Visit

When you’re in a situation where your child needs urgent care, it can be hard to remember what’s important to bring with you to your urgent care visit. Here is a list of items to help your visit to Western New York Immediate Care go as smoothly as possible.

February 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Know the Basics

Coronavirus is not a new virus; however, the current strain is new, called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment.

January 25, 2019

Resources- RSV

In older children and adults, it causes mostly upper respiratory symptoms (colds), but it can cause a serious infection in the lungs (bronchiolitis or pneumonia) among infants and adults with serious underlying medical problems.

June 12, 2018

Resources – Heat

Heat and humidity are at their peak, leaving children vulnerable to heat-related illness.  Extreme heat can cause children to become sick from dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

April 2, 2019

Resources – All About Asthma

People with asthma most often have recurrent attacks of symptoms in response to acute allergies or infections, although they can also be triggered by weather changes, environmental temperatures and stress.

September 23, 2018

Walk in Clinic Orchard Park

Our Orchard Park urgent care center is located just north of the Tops/Lowes plaza, next door to Leisure Rinks and Duff’s Restaurant.

August 4, 2020

Resources – Quarantine Technology

Since the beginning of the pandemic, screen time for most children has increased. Click here for some tips on how to have your child less plugged in.

May 18, 2020

Patient Safety

Click here to view safety precautions we are taking including how we disinfect the site, what screening patients means, who should wear face masks and more related to COVID-19.

June 7, 2018

Pay Online

WNY Immediate Care is committed to protecting consumer credit card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our alignment with this standard is reflected in the people, technologies and processes we employ.

June 13, 2018

Resources – Respiratory Illness

As we move into the fall season, we will inevitably see an increase in respiratory illnesses in children. The fall allergy season has kicked off earlier than normal, causing wheezing and coughing in children with a history of asthma and reactive airway disease.

September 17, 2019

Resources – Is My Child’s Cut Infected?

Here are some indicators your child's cut is infected. Western New York Immediate Care can help by placing stitches or staples.

June 13, 2018

Resources – Flu Season Halftime

Flu symptoms can vary widely. Some people describe their symptoms as a cold, while others feel like they have been hit by a truck.

June 12, 2018

Resources – Mythbusters: Soap and Turkey

You may have believed these myths to be true for your entire life! Can eating too much turkey make you sleepy? Click here to learn more!

September 17, 2019

Resources – What is the Difference between a Cut and a Scratch?

Here are the key differences between a cut and a scratch. Our providers at Western New York Immediate Care can assist by placing staples or stitches.

June 12, 2018

Resources – Ticks

As we move into the warmer summer months, we face the increased threat of ticks and the diseases they carry. Ticks live in grassy or wooded areas and are found on wild animals and pets.

June 7, 2018


WNY Immediate Care provides you with an opportunity to put your skills to use, to become a leader in a growing organization and to be appropriately compensated—all this and you can have a life, too.

June 2, 2020

Emergent Symptoms

If you are experiencing chest pain, severe shortness of breath, stroke like symptoms, or other emergent symptoms, please call 911. Click here for a list.

September 23, 2018

Walk in Clinic Cheektowaga

Our Cheektowaga urgent care center is located between Losson Road and Como Park Boulevard, just north of Wegmans. Visit today, no appointment necessary!

September 23, 2018

Walk in Clinic Williamsville

Our Williamsville urgent care center is located across from Eastern Hills Mall. Stop in today - no appointment necessary!

September 23, 2018

Walk in Clinic Buffalo

Our downtown Buffalo urgent care center is located just north of Hertel Avenue, next door to Frank’s Sunny Italy. Visit today, no appointment necessary!

September 23, 2018

Walk in Clinic Amherst

Our Amherst urgent care location is just north of the I-290 and The Home Depot, next door to the Pancake House. Visit today, no appointment necessary!

February 14, 2017


WNY Immediate care has five convenient locations throughout Buffalo, NY. Contact our team for insurance information, directions, and more.

February 9, 2018


You have questions, we have answers. The following articles are written by physicians providing urgent care to address seasonal and frequent illnesses.