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141 Chestnut St, Roselle Park, NJ 07204141 Chestnut St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
4.69(32 reviews)
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NJUCARE Urgent Care - 141 Chestnut St
The wait time was little to nothing. I was in the back and the nurse as well as doctor came in right after. I went around 6:50 pm so the office was empty and I was in and out. The doctor was helpful, he listened and made sure I left with no further questions.  Ultimately I’m satisfied, I’ll definitely go there and recommend their services.

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415 W St Georges Ave, Linden, NJ 07036415 W St Georges Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.69(4.4k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Linden - 415 W St Georges Ave
Had a low grade fever, soar throat, body ache. Went to urgent care. Tested for covid, flu & strep. They were all negative. They did perform tests but however they didn't explain what the problem was. She prescribed me meds for congestion and coughs. Overall, I wasn't really happy because I didn't know what was wrong with me. She told me that it was a virus. She didn't explain if it contagious or not.

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1445 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 103141445 Richmond Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
5.0(5 reviews)
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Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Bulls Head - 1445 Richmond Ave

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44 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710344 Jones St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.82(408 reviews)
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CityLife Health, Newark - 44 Jones St
I went in with a sore throat and persistent cough. Fatima and Shameka were quite busy yet, maintained the flow. All patients were greeted with ease and care. It's important to have caring professional teams🙌🏽.

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200 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081200 US-22
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.61(4.2k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Springfield - 200 US-22, Springfield
My visit experience was perfect, all the personnel were very kind , place is clean and peaceful the nurse who attend me was very kind  Thanks!

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135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003135 Bloomfield Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.65(5.8k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Bloomfield - 135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
Everyone in the office was professional. They were genuinely concerned about my health.

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115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.73(279 reviews)
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MetroDoc, Belleville - 115 Belmont Ave
This was my first time coming here and let me tell you that the staff there was truly amazing very nice. The place is very clean overall I LOVE IT will come back again.

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1700 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 103051700 Hylan Blvd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.36(25 reviews)
Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Dongan Hills - 1700 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island
Everyone was friendly and professional. Great experience!

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125 Greaves Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308125 Greaves Ln
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.52(25 reviews)
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Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Great Kills - 125 Greaves Ln, Staten Island
Easy appointments On time Admin Staff very good Dr Mike very good

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2590 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 103062590 Hylan Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.56(9 reviews)
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Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, New Dorp - 2590 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island
The lady they have working there right now at the front desk is a very professional and good person.. that’s rare for urgent care. Make sure you keep her happy.

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4316 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 103124316 Amboy Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.7(20 reviews)
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Highly Rated

Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Eltingville - 4316 Amboy Rd, Staten Island
The staff were very kind and helpful. Mariam Lozah PA. was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Overall good experience Wait time was very short

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201 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302201 Marin Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.82(5.1k reviews)
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PromptMD, Jersey City Urgent Care - 201 Marin Blvd
Most pleasant and fast experience in the ER. Staff is nice & knowledgeable. Glad I found this place

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1813 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 088201813 Oak Tree Rd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4.69(124 reviews)
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Edison Urgent Care  - 1813 Oak Tree Rd
I didn’t make an appointment in advanced but just walked in & the staff took me in right away, was able to help me with my issue, gave me the proper medications and were super friendly. 10/10 recommended

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309 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030309 1st St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.83(5.9k reviews)
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PromptMD, Hoboken Urgent Care - 309 1st St, Hoboken
Did wrong diagnosis. Staff who conducted Quick test said that strep throat test is positive and antibiotics should be started . On our request , same time culture test was also taken whose results showed negative result for strep throat.  Because of wrong diagnosis, antibiotics was taken for 2 days

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124 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110124 Washington Ave
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.79(96 reviews)
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NJ Doctors Urgent Care, Nutley - 124 Washington Ave
I booked appointment online. No wait time. Pleasant staff and knowledgeable. Gave me what I needed to get better. Clean facility!

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1569 US-22, Watchung, NJ 070691569 US-22
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.42(3.7k reviews)
Atlantic Health System, Watchung - 1569 US-22, Watchung
Staff Great efficient friendly compassionate Dr relaxing manner Overall experience was terrific

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365 Convery Blvd, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861365 Convery Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.88(43 reviews)
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Metrodoc, Perth Amboy  - 365 Convery Blvd
The check in computer machines were too complicated for Senior Citizens and individuals who are not computer savvy.  We had to use several check in machines to check in. The receptionist had to use two machines before she could check us in. Staff was very nice.

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609 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030609 Washington St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 27 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.87(260 reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Hoboken - 609 Washington St
It was very amazing experience, everyone was nice and did amazing job, the wait room was and doctors room was clean and spacious good energy all around.

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20 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus, NJ 0709420 Meadowlands Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.81(86 reviews)
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Agile Urgent Care, Secaucus - 20 Meadowlands Pkwy
Great place the staff is so pleasant and helpful they explained everything that was wrong from start to end thanks so much .The wait time was only a few minutes check in process was very easy.The doctor on staff went above and beyond. I drove 20 min just to go there because they treat everyone like family

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41 E 8th St, New York, NY 1000341 E 8th St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.84(19 reviews)
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Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Greenwich Village - 41 E 8th St, New York
Efficient, friendly, good diagnosis.

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Recent Strep Test Reviews (20)

Very bad night w cough/ sore throat Tested for COVID and Strep (both negative) Cough medicine allowed for a better nights sleep … feeling more rested today TY Very nasty summer cold

- Verified patient on 7/14

I came in on a Saturday at about 4. The staff there was very friendly. When I told them everything that was going on the doctor that I had was very worried and due to how high my fever was. I loved the fact that they didn’t pressure me to do my test granted I did say yes to them all just to figure out what I had. The doctor would just say I would recommend but it’s up to me if I want to do it or not and I liked that any other immediate care places I’ve gone to don’t ask they just do it. Granted the doctor couldn’t figure out what I have but prescribed me med for the flu and strep just in case and to help fight what I have. I would definitely do that 40 min drive again to use that facility

- Verified patient on 5/3

I don’t write positive reviews very often (or any reviews, really), but these guys deserve it! I’m in between health insurance right now (it should have activated today but— due to a paperwork mishap—my insurance could not find me in the system).These guys were so great and worked around it! I very obviously have strep and called around, looking for any urgent care that would take me. Most said they would take me tomorrow and that I’d have to wait in my car since I have a fever. Ummm, no, I have razor blades in my throat. Get me in today. These guys had plenty of capacity, were truly concerned for my well-being, and super professional and kind the whole time. They even pulled a couple things so I’d have to pay less. I am extremely happy with them and will be going back in the future (hopefully not; but I will go there if I have to!). They even gave me my antibiotics then and there! Fantastic!

- Verified patient on 12/2

I waited about an hour and then was seen by a very competant nurse. She took all my pertinent info and tested me for Covid and Strep. The PA then gave me the results, both negative. When I told him that in the past, a neg strep test turned into bacterial pneumonia in both lungs, he then saud he would send a sample for the more comprehensive testing. I was relieved with that. Everyone in this place was very pleasant and helpful!

- Verified patient on 9/7

Dr set us up with a strep test and a covid test for 11:15

- Verified patient on 1/13

On 3-23-21 I awoke with laryngitis and chest congestion with a cough and sought immediate medical attention to rule out pneumonia. It was easy to secure an appointment on line. DeAnna greeted me at the front desk and took my insurance information and informed me because of an unexpected demand in care it would be an hour to an hour and a half wait. She suggested waiting in my car since I had a cough and I enjoyed reading my book during this time. DeAnna informed me they would call me when they were ready to see me and I could come in the back door. In one hour, I was called and conveniently greeted in the back door and immediately seen by Kelly who took my medical history and vitals. Dr. Doug Batchelor ruled out Covid 19, a Strep infection, and pneumonia to my relief and I was treated with an antibiotic and medication for cough. Dr. Batchelor and staff were extremely professional and kind and attentive. I would recommend this clinic to anyone.

- Verified patient on 3/28

I was very pleased with my visit yesterday. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Dustin, the Nurse, was patient and kind with me. He was a real pro at giving me my strep test. The doctor was professional and quite thorough , and spent a good amount of time with me. Her diagnosis was quite correct and I trust her completely. I would like to thank everyone there for the care that I received.

- Verified patient on 6/24

They need to start seeing sick patients for other things than COVID my son is sick I know it’s not COVId but that is all they tested him for No strep test no antibiotics COVID is not the only thing out there.

- Verified patient on 5/12

We were very lucky. They opened at 8am. We got there at 8:50am and there was only 1 patient ahead of us. We were seen very quickly. Covid test & strep test administered quickly. Waited 15 minutes for Covid result. And then saw doctor. In & out.

- Verified patient on 9/16

I had fever of unknown origin. I was quickly tested for Covid19, Strep, Flu and RSV—all very important as I’m a primary childcare provider. I was checked in relatively quickly since having a “my chart”. I mentioned a secondary issue which the PA Alex on staff addressed, tested & gave me treatment. I thank God and this Clinton site—they saved me from a very serious infection and ER visit. I think I waited 30 minutes. I often wait much longer at my PCP & I love her. I’d highly recommend CARENOW—Clinton office.

- Verified patient on 12/11

We were both sick on New Year’s Day. Lots of sick people, and no one wants to go to the ER. My sore throat was bad enough for me to worry about strep. Our regular urgent care facility was closed without any announcement. We stopped at two other facilities and saw long lines and hopeless faces. When I walked into your facility, it was crowded, as was the parking lot. Nevada, the receptionist, was friendly and unperturbed. She told us we could fill out papers in our car. When I asked about the wait, she said 3 hours, but somehow I believed your facility was worth the wait. We went home close by, checked in twice, and then Nevada told us to come in. We were in the lobby a short while, sat in the exam room a while, met a nice nurse, got tested for strep, met Cindy the Nurse Practitioner, got happy results, and went home. Keep up the good work. Do whatever you need to do to keep such cheerful staff on a holiday!

- Verified patient on 1/1

Got right into room 7, nurse did my vitals, was very sweet, asked me questions, then dr. came in examined me., was very polite and friendly, gave my a diagnose, told me someone would give me the covid and strep test, I should just relax. A nurse came in gave me the covid test and strep test. It took 10 minutes for the tests results. Dr. came back in to tell me I was native with both test and prescribed a z pac. I think the place and staff are great, and would recommend it to everyone.

- Verified patient on 4/5

Arrived at the Scottsdale location and was immediately greeted by desk reception. Person explained the process and I started to register using a QR Code. Registration process was quick and easy. I was even able to take a photo of my driver’s license and insurance card to upload. I was in the waiting room for roughly 5-10 minutes before being called into the treatment area. That was so fast that I barely had enough time to complete the registration….awesome! The triage person took my vitals, asked why I was being seen, and swabbed my throat for strep. Not the friendliest person but she performed her services well. I was then taken to an exam room where I waited for less that 5 minutes for a provider who entered into the room to exam and diagnose me. Ryan was his name and he was a FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). Great guy with a great bedside manner too. Explained everything extremely well and I was discharged within another 5 minutes. I waited in the patient waiting room for another 2 minutes for my discharge paperwork. The whole visit took virtually no time. The facility was extremely clean and everyone was required to wear a mask. Thru accept tons of insurance plans and because I had met my deductible, I was not required to pay for anything. I would highly recommend using this Urgent Care Facility and I would not hesitate to return should I need to be seen in the future.

- Verified patient on 12/25

I was pleasantly surprised. We came in without an appointment and the check in process was very smooth. We had to spend virtually no time in the waiting room as the front office staff checked us in quickly and then we completed the registration in the car. The wait time was surprisingly short considering everything going on right now with Covid. Both the nurse and the provider were great. Very friendly and professional. The front office employee was also very kind and efficient. I commend this team for working under such stressful times in healthcare during a pandemic. I’m a pharmacist and I understand the pressures. I wouldn’t have scored them lower even if I’d had to wait much longer because it’s just so tough right now with the pandemic but they were very efficient and test results came within 20 minutes for strep and Covid. Provider updated us when strep came back negative and then again when Covid was negative. This team did a beautiful job and treated my 13 year old daughter with respect and caring attitudes. Definitely recommend and will use this location again!

- Verified patient on 9/3

Misdiagnosed. Brought my daughter in with fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, sore neck& head congestion. Doctor immediately said not sinus congestion & gave her strep test & flu test- both negative and doctor said she thinks it mono & ordered a mono test. I told doctor I THOUGHT it might even be due to a possible tick bite since she went hiking in woods, but as of yet we hadn’t noticed rash yet as of this morning. She had exact same reaction when she was 7 when she had a tick bite. Doctor blew me off & just ordered mono test & said to go next week. Within 1 hr of being home we noticed a live tick attached to her neck. I removed the tick. Washed site with alcohol & drew around the red rash to see if it continues to grow. I plan to call in morning to request the needed antibiotics since we already paid our $55 co-pay. I SHOULDNT have to pay again.

- Verified patient on 5/5

Amazing. Nurse Charles was top notch GREAT. He was very kind to my little boy, 3 yrs old. He tried all tests (temp, oxygen, heart rate) on me to make sure equipment worked properly before waking my very sick child to work him up. I thought was above and beyond compassionate and really appreciated his kindness. He explained all tests to me before doing anything to him (strep, flu, and covid). We were checked on frequently. He was seen quickly but i did not feel like we were being rushed in and out. The NP or PA who saw him was great as well. She was very kind and made sure all concerns were addressed. I've been to CMS urgent care before and I've always been happy with the care I've received. Thanks again Charles for your kindness and care. We appreciate you!

- Verified patient on 4/3

The overall experience was great, however the reason I payed a visit was to see if I can get prescribed something to zap this swollen tonsil I have, I do understand if it wasn’t possible due to the swab test results of strep throat, but a recommendation of anything that can have this painful tonsil to calm down would have been much appreciated. Nevertheless thank you for everything God bless.

- Verified patient on 8/15

I should not have to return after the first visit on February 10th ***. The same physician examined my throat and performed a rapid test for strep throat. He claimed last visit the test results would be next day. But 11 days went by, with me calling several times. So I lost pay, till till my employer took me back. Why didn’t you Fix It Right The First Time, Sir. Funny how this Rating came out Great?!

- Verified patient on 2/22

I came in with a sore throat and a lose of voice. Assuming I had COVID or strep I decided to go to Baptist Health Urgent Care on Zero Street, Fort Smith AR. The nurse who took my blood pressure and swabbed for test was very nice. Sadly I didn’t get to catch her name. Though the nurse practitioner Scott was amazing during my appointment. He was very friendly, caring and professional. Unfortunately I was confirmed positive with COVID and there isn’t much you can do with a viral infection. He was nice enough to prescribe me some medication to help with my aching sore throat. The only downsides to my visit today was the wait time but when you have so many people walking in, you’re expected to wait longer. Also, the app seems to be glitched out, after I checked in I could see the wait list and what position I’m in. The app decides to not give me the link to check on it after an hour or so past. All in all, I had a wonderful experience. A reminder to all the health workers that you’re doing an amazing job!

- Verified patient on 8/26

Staff was friendly, helpful, thorough in testing. My son did not feel well and bases on his symptoms preformed strep test, flu test, COVID test. Nurse and doctor were great. Listened to all my concerns and prescribed medication.

- Verified patient on 11/23

Elizabeth Strep Tests

To establish whether you have group A or group B strep, strep tests are commonly employed. Strep throat is caused by the bacteria Group A strep, which is a sore throat infection. Although Group B strep bacteria can be present in the vaginal area, as well as the digestive and urinary systems, it rarely causes symptoms.

Your doctor may order a strep A test if you have symptoms of strep throat, such as a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, or enlarged lymph nodes. Both a rapid and a traditional strep test can be used to diagnose Strep A, and both are performed in the same way.

During a strep A test, you will be instructed to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide. A tongue depressor will be used to gently keep your tongue down while a long swab is used to take a tissue sample from the back of your throat. The strep A test is harmless and rapid, although it might be uncomfortable. The quick strep test provides results in minutes, but the standard test takes one to two days to complete.

Only pregnant women between the ages of 36 and 37 weeks are usually tested for strep B. Because Group B strep dwells in the vaginal and rectum, it can be passed on to a newborn as it travels through the birth canal. A swab or a urine sample can be used to test for strep B.

During a strep B swab test, you or your doctor will collect tissue and fluid samples from your vaginal and rectum using a cotton swab. For a strep B urine test, your doctor will ask you to urinate into a sterile cup. After that, your sample will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis, with results arriving in one to two days.

Your doctor will consult with you to establish the best course of action if your strep test is positive. Antibiotics are often used to treat infections such as strep A and strep B. Antibiotics are commonly administered to a mother with strep B during delivery through an IV line to prevent the infection from spreading to her baby.

Strep Test FAQs

  • How long does a strep test take in Elizabeth?

    A strep test usually only takes a few minutes. A throat swab is used for the strep A test, whereas a cotton swab or a urine sample is used for the strep B test. Your healthcare provider can tell you how long your strep test will take based on the procedure used.

  • What happens if you test positive for group B strep?

    Adults seldom show symptoms or get sick with Group B strep, but it can be dangerous for newborns. Antibiotics are commonly given to pregnant women who test positive for group B strep to keep the illness from spreading to the baby as it goes through the birth canal. Because the infant will not be exposed to germs in the delivery canal, antibiotics are not required for women with group B strep who are having a scheduled Cesarean section.

  • How much does a strep test cost in Elizabeth?

    A strep test's price is influenced by a variety of criteria, including provider rates, the type of test (throat swab, vaginal swab, or urinalysis), geographic region, and if your health plan covers this treatment. Getting an estimate from your health insurance company or the step test company is the quickest way to figure out how much a strep test will cost.

  • Does insurance cover strep testing in Elizabeth?

    Most health insurance companies will cover the cost of strep testing, particularly if your doctor believes it is medically necessary based on your symptoms and current health state. Contact your insurance carrier directly to learn more about your coverage and benefits, or ask your strep testing provider if they can do a complimentary insurance benefits check on your behalf.

  • How do they test for strep throat?

    The strep throat A test can be conducted to determine whether or not you have strep throat. Your doctor will initially ask you to sit back in your chair and open your mouth wide. Then, using a long cotton swab, they'll extract a tissue sample from the back of your throat. This testing approach is used in both the rapid and normal strep A tests.

  • How long does it take to get strep test results?

    The rapid test for strep A takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete, whereas the standard test takes 24 to 48 hours. A strep B test normally takes 24 to 48 hours to produce results. Your doctor or the strep test provider can give you a clearer idea of when you should expect your results.

  • What is a rapid strep test?

    A rapid strep test can only be used to diagnose group A strep. This test looks for antigens, which are chemicals that elicit an immune response. A rapid strep test is similar to a standard strep test in that it delivers you results in minutes rather than days. A throat swab was used as a test.

  • How accurate is the rapid strep test?

    A fast strep test can provide a trustworthy result. Some practitioners may order a classic strep A test if the quick test results are negative and the patient has multiple symptoms of strep throat. A standard strep A throat culture test is more accurate than a rapid strep A test, but it takes longer to acquire the results.

  • Where should I get a strep test in Elizabeth?

    Strep testing is available from a variety of healthcare providers, including your primary care physician and urgent care clinics. If you're pregnant, a specialist such as a midwife or an OB-GYN may do the strep B test for you or refer you to one. You may also use Solv to find a lab in your area that provides high-quality strep tests and make an appointment for the same day.

  • How can I book a strep test through Solv?

    In the Search box on our website, type "strep test" or "strep throat," then select your location from the dropdown option. Solv will give you a list of the best strep testing companies in your area. Find the doctor you want to visit, then click "Call now" to make an appointment for a strep test, or go to the provider's profile for more information.

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