A recent project conducted by three major healthcare institutions found that one in three people who go to the emergency room in New Jersey do not actually need emergency services. Considering that overcrowded emergency rooms make it difficult for critical cases to get the care they need, and that they cost the state about $400 million in indigent care costs, it makes sense for patients to learn about alternative resources.

Further exacerbating this cost issue is that 89 percent of people who visit New Jersey emergency rooms for non-emergent healthcare needs do not have insurance or apply Medicaid coverage.

Urgent Care in New Jersey

By visiting an New Jersey urgent care center, most of these people could have saved money without compromising their medical services. More than 50 percent of urgent care centers in the United States are owned by physician groups that, for a variety of reasons, are able to charge lower prices to cash-paying patients than those owned by hospitals. Regardless of ownership, urgent care copays for insured patients generally range from $35-75 per visit.

Walk-in Clinics in New Jersey

Between 2007 and 2011, 9.4 percent of New Jersey's population lived below the poverty level. It's important for these people to spend every dollar wisely. If the out of pocket expense of an emergency room is too much, retail clinics staffed with nurse practitioners or physician assistants may be a good, lower cost option. To note, however, retail clinics do not generally offer x-ray or other diagnostic services provided by urgent care clinics and required in treating more advanced issues like broken bones and sever lacerations.

If money is really tight, there are number of free community health clinics in New Jersey to consider for your non-emergent and preventative healthcare needs.

Specific urgent care and walk-in clinic services available in may include STD testing flu shots, school physicals and many other valuable services

Highest Rated Urgent Care Centers

Top Rated Urgent Care Centers in New Jersey

  • Lifeline Urgent Care, Montvale
    Closed
    8 E Grand Ave Montvale, NJ 07645
    Open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on May 2020

    Dr Varghese, Dan and isabell are such a great team. They are friendly, punctual and great at following up. I highly recommend using this facility.

  • PM Pediatrics, Turnersville
    3501 NJ-42 Washington Township, NJ 08012
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    Reviewed on Apr 2020

    Excellent care! I’m so relieved knowing they are nearby. My son lacerated his forehead during the pandemic and I was trying to avoid the ER at all costs. The were able to quickly care for my son and took every precaution for both our and their own safety.

Cities in New Jersey with Urgent Care

There are 537 cities in New Jersey with at least 1 urgent care center.


Neighborhoods in New Jersey with Urgent Care

There are 441 neighborhoods in New Jersey with at least 1 urgent care center.


Zip Codes in New Jersey with Urgent Care

There are 575 zip codes in New Jersey with at least 1 urgent care center.

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