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Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center

Hospitals and Emergency Departments

30 Prospect Avenue
HackensackNJ 07601

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Hackensack University Medical Center


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.

Please be advised that screening with a metal detector wand is required for entrance into our Emergency Department.

New Jersey's #1 Adult and Children's Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report 2024-2025 has ranked Hackensack University Medical Center the #1 adult and children's hospitals in New Jersey, two years in a row. With national rankings in eight specialties, including Orthopedics, and the state’s best programs in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery, Urology and Cancer. And it’s New Jersey’s only hospital ranked nationally in Neurology & Neurosurgery, Geriatrics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Diabetes & Endocrinology. 

To learn more, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Rankings.

In this video, our team members share what it means to work at the #1 hospital in New Jersey.

Hackensack University Medical Center

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

We make parking as easy as possible. Our campus features valet parking as well as multiple garages for self-parking, including handicap parking.

In addition to the information below, Hackensack Meridian Health has also developed a Digital Navigation Application called HMH Wayfinding, to help you more easily navigate parking and other points of interest at our facilities.

Self Park Garages:
Hours of Operation:

  • Essex St. Garage Mon-Fri 6 a.m. -2 a.m. Sat & Sun 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Women’s & Children’s Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat & Sun 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • John Theurer Cancer Center Mon-Fri 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat & Sun 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Payment: Parking is available to all visitors in the Essex St. Garage and Women and Children’s garage for a nominal fee (currently $8.00). If returning to the medical center for multiple visits through out the day, you can request a Same Day Return Voucher for an additional fee.

All major credit cards are accepted.

Valet Services:
Hours of Operation:

  • Medical Plaza Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • John Theurer Cancer Center Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Emergency Trauma Center Mon-Sun 24/7 for all patients

Payment: Visitor Parking also provides Valet Services at the John Theurer Cancer Center and Medical Plaza Building for a nominal fee (currently $10.00). We also offer complimentary valet service to any patients who present to the Emergency Trauma Center for treatment.

All major credit cards are accepted.

Handicap Parking:

Handicap parking spots are available in all garages.

  • Handicap valet services are available at the Medical Plaza for a nominal fee (currently $5)
  • Discounted handicap valet services booklets are also available at the Medical Plaza valet
  • Handicap valet services are complimentary at the John Theurer Cancer Center


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.

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

  • John Theurer Cancer Center
    John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a premier cancer center in NJ according to U.S. News and World Report, is recognized for specializing in the most advanced and comprehensive cancer treatments available anywhere in the world.
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
    Designated as among the top 1% of children’s hospitals in the nation and named the best children’s hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Heart and Vascular Hospital
    One of Health Grades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ and Coronary Intervention™, and nationally ranked Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital
    Our comprehensive women’s services span the spectrum of care, from general wellness, maternity services and gynecology to sophisticated, cutting-edge gynecological, cancer and heart and vascular care. 
  • The Center for Healthy Senior Living
    Part of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Division of Geriatrics, the center offers specialized programs for every stage of life to meet the needs of you and your family

Why Choose Hackensack University Medical Center

  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hackensack University Medical Center the number one adult and children's hospitals in New Jersey. With the premier cancer care at John Theurer Cancer Center, and national rankings in six specialties, including Orthopedics, the state’s best programs in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery, Geriatrics, and Pulmonary & Lung Surgery, and New Jersey’s only nationally ranked programs for Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Urology, we’re ready to care for New Jersey.
  • Leaders in international research: We helm cutting-edge research and clinical trials that lead to new treatment discoveries in cancer, neurology, orthopedics and more.
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