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Between the launch of the first Health and Wellness Center on 14 April 2018, and March 31, 2020 the Government had set up a total of 38,595 such centers. This article documents and analyses the key design aspects of HWCs, against core components of PHC & the health system functions. It article reviews progress and analyses the potential of HWCs to strengthen services offered by India's Public Healthcare Centers thus ensuring advancement of Universal Health Coverage in the country. It also analyses the challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and learnings to guide the scale up of HWCs across the country. It can be used by HWC implementers in India. Click here to read the article.