JFK University Medical Center

Hospitals and Emergency Departments

65 James Street
Edison,  NJ 08820

Wait Time: 21 Min(s)
Distance:   Miles
Wait Times Explained: New patients arrive frequently, and some patients require more immediate attention indifferent of when they arrive. Your wait time may differ from what is listed at the time of a patient’s arrival. Wait times represent an average time from arrival to being seen by a clinician. Wait times are refreshed every 30 minutes. Wait times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival. They may remain subject to change at all times without notice. When "NA" is displayed, wait time is unavailable.
Our Medical Education Programs

We invite medical students and physicians to investigate our residency and fellowship programs where we provide outstanding clinical care, a robust teaching program and an innovative transformational research platform.

Medical Education

Patient FAQs

Patients should bring the following information when registering for an appointment or hospital stay:

  • Advance Directive
  • Copay or deductible
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance Card
  • Medicare/Medicaid card
  • Name and Social Security Number of the insured
  • Referral forms from your physician (if required by your insurance carrier)
  • Referral/Order Guidelines
  • Worker’s compensation information (if applicable)

You can sign into MyChart, our online patient portal. You can use the portal to view your records, request medication refills, access test results, manage your appointments and more.

  • Free valet parking is available 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the main entrance.
  • Self parking is available next to the medical center
  • Patients for the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and the Neuroscience Institute should park in Lot B (the gate lot directly across from the rehabilitation institute.
  • Patients for outpatient testing should park in Lot E.
  • Pre-admission testing and same day surgery patients can be dropped off and picked up at the admitting entrance. Valet parking also is available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MOnday through Friday.
  • Emergency department patients should park in the ER parking lot.
  • Occupational Health and Family Practice patients should park in Lot G.
  • Visitors with special needs should contact 732-321-7568.

We update our hospital visitation every Wednesday, based upon the risk of COVID-19 spread, the number of COVID-19 patients, hospital staffing and equipment levels.

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Specialty Programs Available

  • Brain Tumor Center
    Our Brain Tumor Center is the most comprehensive program in New Jersey for the diagnosis and management of brain and spinal cord tumors.
  • Breast Center
    We are recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, considered the gold standard in medical imaging excellence.
  • Cardiovascular Center
    As the only designated HeartCARE Center of Excellence in New Jersey, our team regularly performs some of the most advanced treatments.
  • The Neuroscience Institute
    We are one of the top treatment centers in the Tri-State Area for stroke and complex neurological disorders.
  • Stroke & Neurovascular Center
    We were the first stroke center in the tri-state area to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
  • Weight-Loss Program
    The JFK For Life comprehensive weight-loss program is nationally recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery. Watch a video.

Why Choose JFK University Medical Center

  • Nationally Recognized for Excellence: We continue to be among the nation’s top hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades for superior clinical care and surgical outcomes. Healthgrades rates hospital performance using objective quality measures using clinical outcomes, patient safety as well as patient experience.
  • Gold Plus Award for Improving Emergency Cardiac Care: For six consecutive years, JFK Medical Center’s emergency medical services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for excellence in treating patients experiencing severe heart attacks.
  • Excellence in Women's Care: We are among the top five percent of hospitals recognized for superior care of women during and after childbirth, and among the top 10 percent of hospitals recognized for superior surgical outcomes in gynecological care. Watch a video tour of our maternity center.
  • Leaders in International Research: We helm cutting-edge research and clinical trials that lead to new treatment discoveries in cancer, neurology, orthopedics and more.
  • Advanced Care, Close to Home. Our board-certified physicians specialize in the latest treatments and technologies and work with your entire care team to build a care plan that caters to your unique concerns, priorities and goals.

Patient Testimonial

JulieAnne Butare
Preemie Overcomes Feeding Challenges in JFK’s NICU

“It was hard going into the hospital every day and not taking our newborn daughter Emma home every night, but the nurses made us feel so much better about every aspect of it. In addition to practicing great medicine, they were the kindest people. They held Emma like she was their own.” — Annmarie Butare, Lebanon, N.J.

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