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4.63(30 reviews)
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84 Veronica Ave, Franklin Township, NJ 0887384 Veronica Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.66(4.7k reviews)
561 US-1, Edison, NJ 08817561 US-1
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This is the first time I ever visited Urgent Care. I had a great experience with the staff. They were so friendly, professional and knowledgeable! I will recommend this place to anyone.
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4.55(765 reviews)
561 US-1, Edison, NJ 08817561 US-1
OpenWed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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They were very nice and quick
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4.6(203 reviews)
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121 French St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901121 French St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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As I walked in I was greeted right away, it was a genuine greeting so that had me smiling right from the door. Staff was super friendly, completed the test and got the results within less than an hour. I wish every pharmacy was like them. Thank you.
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4.5(4 reviews)
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907 Oak Tree Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080907 Oak Tree Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Thorough and patient not rushed. Very pleased
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4.83(4.3k reviews)
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65 US-1, Metuchen, NJ 0884065 US-1
OpenWed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fast and professional Check in was amazingly fast Booking online was super easy and quick Used my insurance Definitely would recommend Check in Very convenient Appointment done online Great bedside consultation Cost what I expect
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4.65(3.8k reviews)
418 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816418 NJ-18
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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My family's 3rd covid test there~ always done quickly with a very friendly attitude
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4.63(30 reviews)
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84 Veronica Ave, Franklin Township, NJ 0887384 Veronica Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The staff are really professional and friendly. I was able to get the care I needed under the circumstances
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4.8(2.6k reviews)
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149 Pierce St, Franklin Township, NJ 08873149 Pierce St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This was a very good experience and very helpful.
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5.0(7 reviews)
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365 Convery Blvd, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861365 Convery Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.74(19 reviews)
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119 US-22, Green Brook Township, NJ 08812119 US-22
OpenWed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The staff was incredible. So nice to us. The Dr and nurses were very thoughtful and thorough.
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4.8(1.7k reviews)
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2421 US-1, North Brunswick, NJ 089022421 US-1
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Sun12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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My experience from the receptionist to seeing the doctor was quick and I was impressed with the overall competence and care I received. Very good experience for my first visit
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5.0(20 reviews)
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85 Old Stage Rd, Spotswood, NJ 0888485 Old Stage Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.0(3 reviews)
1503 St Georges Ave, Woodbridge Township, NJ 070671503 St Georges Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4.37(3.2k reviews)
1569 US-22, Watchung, NJ 070691569 US-22
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The service I received he’s very good service. The waiting room was clean and well organized. I did not wait long to get into see a doctor. All the employees were friendly and kind just seem like a very good place to go for treatment. I will continue to use this location in the future
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4.74(164 reviews)
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4885 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 103094885 Arthur Kill Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
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Helpful and courteous staff and care
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4.78(1.2k reviews)
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300 South Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027300 South Ave
OpenWed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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No waiting! Friendly pharmacists. Spotless pharmacy. I will go there with all my pharmacy needs from now on! I highly recommend this pharmacy.
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4.71(3.5k reviews)
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415 W St Georges Ave, Linden, NJ 07036415 W St Georges Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This is definitely the place to go for all around great care! The entire staff is very courteous and professional and really attentive.The facility is clean, the medical staff is friendly and take the time to listen and explain. I highly recommend this facility to anyone who may need walk-in urgent care!!
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4.85(496 reviews)
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966 US-22, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807966 US-22
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Sam Graney is the best PA ever at PM Peds. Can’t thank you enough, I really appreciated your care. -MM
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4.83(530 reviews)
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580 Raritan Rd, Roselle, NJ 07203580 Raritan Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Was in and out. The doctor seemed to care and made a great effort to make my children comfortable.
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4.9(581 reviews)
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309 Omni Dr, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844309 Omni Dr
OpenWed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The tech was absolutely fantastic! Very nice guy. Thanks much!
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Latest COVID-19 Testing Updates

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COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Edison?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Edison?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Edison-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Edison?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Edison including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in Edison?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Edison-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in Edison?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Edison are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19 Edison?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results in Edison?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

Recent COVID-19 Testing Reviews (20)

I went in for a Rapid covid test and the only glitch was that there is a big sign on the door that all cove tests need to be done in back. So i went around to the back, waited another 10 min only to find out that all rapid tests are actually done in the clinic. After clearing that up, everything else went smoothly and the staff were nice and efficient. Everything looked and smelled very clean! Highly recommend!

- Verified patient on 7/23

We had 9:45 and 10:00 appointments for rapid Covid tests, for which we arrived at 9:30 and completed the paperwork online. We checked in and weren’t seen until 11:15. So by the time we got our results it was 11:55. The staff was friendly and the facility was clean.

- Verified patient on 12/25

I made an appt for a covid test the day before but they could not find my appointment even though I had a confirmation email. Instead of asking more questions, receptionist wanted me to come back the next day. Another employee stepped in to help resolve the issue and I was tested that day although I waited about 40 min. I was told I would get a PCR because it had been too long since I was exposed to be accurate, but the nurse would have given me the rapid test by mistake if I hadnt asked some last minute questions. The doctor was knowledgeable and kind.

- Verified patient on 10/16

While the people and service and wait time were all wonderful, I don’t understand the reasoning behind not being able to get both a rapid and PCR Covid test in the same visit. The two tests might be needed for various reasons and we shouldn’t have to go to 2 places to get two separate tests.

- Verified patient on 10/16

Fast and easy covid tests.

- Verified patient on 8/29

Had a covid test before surgery.

- Verified patient on 10/10

It was my first time visiting the Edison location and it wasn’t bad. The staff was friendly and they follow proper COVID precautions. I’ll definitely be recommending people to have their walk in COVID test done here

- Verified patient on 2/1

Overall good. I went for a Covid test. I was asked for a credit card to keep on file. Everybody I’ve known that’s been through the Covid test was never ask for a credit card to keep on file. A friend of mine who was there recently has the same health insurance I do was never asked for a credit card. So I’m kind of concerned as to why I was asked for a credit card to keep on file?

- Verified patient on 1/8

Rapid Covid test - longer wait time but understandable at this time. Clean, efficient, friendly and took time to answer questions

- Verified patient on 11/13

A little impersonal, almost gave me the wrong covid test results twice.

- Verified patient on 9/15

I waited 3 hours for a COVID test. I was told I’d receive a call with my results in 20 minutes. No one called me and no one answers the phone at the location. So I spent my afternoon and don’t know my results.

- Verified patient on 11/24

The staff was very professional the only complaint I have is that at the front desk I was told the result time for my Covid test would be 2days but the nurse told me not true and that it would be 5 to 7days.

- Verified patient on 1/2

The location was hard to find. Waze put it at the other end of the shopping center almost 1/2 mile away. The staff knew this but there was no instruction to help avoid searching around. The appt was 10:30. I’ve been here for an hour and a half so far! Waiting for the results of a rapid Covid test.

- Verified patient on 4/21

Rapid covid test within 1 minutes

- Verified patient on 2/7

Front desk wasn’t the most friendly but still a generally good experience, one girl was real nice and the other was not so much. However the woman who did my covid test was great! What a super nice and informative person! The doc assistant was a bit awkward with me but that happens a lot to me everywhere.

- Verified patient on 4/14

Came in for a rapid Covid test needed for travel.

- Verified patient on 10/9

Great experience making the need to be covid tested much more pleasant.

- Verified patient on 2/18

Awesome job they did taking in both my grandparents at the same time for a covid test.

- Verified patient on 4/14

Went in for Rapid CoVid Testing, shortage of tests required wait time. Friendly staff. 1. Though, felt awkward/anxious feeling waiting in a lobby with potential CoVid-19 Positive patients. Testing outdoors would be ideal Or in dedicated parking spots. 2. Highly recommend IMMEDIATE CARE to stock up on Rapid CoVid tests for next few months coming volume spikes. 3. PCR test Result turnaround time of 24-48hrs is long and an infected patient could unknowingly spread the virus at your facility and elsewhere. Thank you for service.

- Verified patient on 10/30

I was taken right away to a room where I only waited a couple of minutes for the COVID test. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

- Verified patient on 8/6

Edison COVID Testing & Rapid Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

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