Urgent Care

Urgent Care Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, Hackensack Meridian Urgent Cares are not offering COVID-19 vaccines. To schedule your vaccination at another facility, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/COVID19. Vaccines are by appointment only and will only be distributed to those eligible according to the State of New Jersey.

For your convenience, many of our Urgent Care locations offer pre-registration for COVID-19 testing. You may also walk-in for a COVID-19 test without pre-registering. We are committed to treating your ongoing medical needs including:
  • COVID-19 antibody testing
  • COVID-19 evaluations and testing (curbside care available)
  • Cold & flu, allergies, earaches
  • Stitches, sprains & strains
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Lab, EKG and X-Ray on site
  • Strep, Flu and Mono rapid testing
  • School and sports physicals
  • DOT / CDL Exams

No. Our urgent cares are performing COVID-19 tests on both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients without a prescription. Your provider will talk to you about the best testing option for your unique situation.

Hackensack Meridian Urgent Cares offer rapid COVID-19 antigen tests.

Rapid antigen tests are most effective in people being tested at height of illness when the virus’ presence in the body is highest.

People with and without symptoms can get a PCR test to confirm their COVID-19 status. PCR tests are more accurate in detecting the virus in those without symptoms or those with symptoms who may not be at the peak of their illness.

Learn more about COVID-19 test types here. (video)

Rapid antigen test results are available within 15 minutes. However, it is important to note rapid antigen tests are not for everyone.

PCR test results are usually available within 24 – 48 hours but can take longer depending upon volume and test availability. Due to high call volume, we ask that you log onto the portal with the information you were given during your visit to check results. You may have been given information for the following portals:

If it has not been 3 days since your test was performed, please wait before calling the site and continue to check the online portals for results.

Patients are advised to schedule their COVID-19 tests 72 to 96 hours (3 to 4 days) PRIOR to their procedure. Please double-check with your doctor or surgery center to confirm how soon before your procedure you should get tested.

Insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing may vary. Please verify costs and coverage with your individual insurance carrier directly.

At this time, you do not need an appointment for a COVID-19 test at a Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care. However, for your convenience, we do offer pre-registration for COVID-19 testing.

To pre-register for the COVID-19 test, please call the urgent care location of your choice to register over the phone. Our team members will assign you a COVID-19 testing timeslot. Please have insurance information readily available before calling.

For added convenience, our Neptune, Freehold, Monroe and Piscataway locations offer online COVID-19 testing timeslot registration as well.

As part of the Cares Act, regardless of your immigration status, if you are a New Jersey resident and do not have health insurance, COVID-19 test processing fees are waived at Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care locations. Please note, at the time of your COVID-19 test, you will also be seen and evaluated by a provider. Therefore, you will be billed by Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care for your in-office evaluation. You will not be billed by the lab that processes your COVID-19 test.

Due to high call volume, we ask that you log onto the portal with the information you were given during your visit to check results.

At the Brick, Forked River, Jackson and Toms River, locations, you may have been given information for the following portals:

At the Neptune, Piscataway, Monroe and Freehold locations, you may have been given information for the MyQuest portal;

You may also check for test results at

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