Convenient Care Options
Visiting an Urgent Care Center
If you are in need of COVID-19 testing, please call our urgent care locations prior to leaving home. Due to high visit volume, we strongly prefer that all patients pre-register for COVID-19 tests over the phone and arrive for their test during an assigned time-slot. Open 365 Days a Year. We are here to help and treat 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
- Walk in and telemedicine treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Mood disorders
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Map
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
*Note: We do NOT offer COVID-19 testing at our American Dream urgent care location
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Brick
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care - Forked River
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Freehold
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care - Jackson
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Long Beach Island (Temporarily Closed)
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Monroe
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Neptune City
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care – Piscataway
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.
Due to high visit volume, we now require pre-registration for COVID-19 testing. Please call the urgent care to register over the phone and our team will assign you a COVID-19 testing timeslot. Please have your insurance information readily available when calling.
Some of our locations have limited quantities of rapid COVID-19 antigen tests available for symptomatic patients. Our clinicians reserve the right to administer the test they deem best suited for each individual patient and his or her unique situation. Please note, we also continue to offer PCR COVID-19 tests, which can be more accurate in identifying the virus in people with and without symptoms.
Only people with COVID-19 symptoms should get a rapid antigen test. 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.
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 information you were given during your visit to check results. You may have been given information for the following portals: HMHMyChart.org, Patient.labcorp.com, or MyQuest.QuestDiagnostics.com.
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.
I am in need of a pre-operative COVID-19 test. How many days before my procedure should I come in to get tested?
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.
As part of the Cares Act, if you are a New Jersey resident with COVID-19 symptoms and do not have health insurance, you can be tested at Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care locations at no cost to you regardless of your immigration status. You can also receive no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing.
Urgent Care with Behavioral Health offers same-day treatment for depression, anxiety and mood disorders. There are two easy ways to get treatment; Walk-in to our Neptune location or call the number below to request a same-day telemedicine visit. Upon calling, our team members will schedule your telemedicine appointment and share all of the information necessary to access and start a video visit.
Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care with Behavioral Health – Neptune City
Frequently Asked Questions
We treat children 15 and older and adults for behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress and PTSD. Our service is not a replacement for your psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist, but our team of physicians and nurse practitioners can get you on the road to recovery faster.
If you’re experiencing the any of the below symptoms and your regular psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist is not available, Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care with Behavioral Health can help:
- Anxiety, stress or perceived panic attack
- Loss of interest in doing things you typically enjoy
- Trouble focusing, loss of appetite, feelings of isolation
- Flare-ups from known mood disorders
- Change in conduct, hyperactivity or attention issues in children ages 16+
Our providers are equipped to provide short term prescriptions for behavioral health illnesses, with certain exceptions. Please call the site directly for more information.
Insurance coverage for behavioral health visits may vary. Please verify costs and coverage with your individual insurance carrier directly.
Patients with more serious symptoms or those in some level of crisis such as thoughts of suicide, trouble with drug or substance abuse or those who are experiencing delusional symptoms (unable to differentiate what is real versus imagined) will need to go to a Behavioral Health clinic, professional, or a local Emergency Room that is equipped for a higher level of behavioral health care. If you are experiencing any of the below, seek treatment in an Emergency Room.
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or harming others
- Violent, erratic, or aggressive behavior
- Drug or substance withdrawal and detox
- Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar or personality disorders
Drive through COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only. Call the individual testing sites below to set up a telemedicine screening call first or to share your prescription and schedule your COVID-19 drive through testing appointment.
Nutley COVID Drive-Thru
Edison COVID Drive-Thru
Hackensack Meridian offers a variety of convenient telemedicine offerings.
The Convenient Care NOW telemedicine app offers 24/7 on-demand video visits with board certified physicians in 10 minutes or less.
Visits are great for cold, flu and allergy treatment, pink eye, Urinary Tract Infections and to determine the need for COVID-19 testing.
In addition, Hackensack Meridian Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists offer in office and telemedicine visits by appointment.