General Care

Relief from sore/strep throat symptoms, a UTI, nausea, back pain or other non-emergency illness is available even if your regular doctor isn’t.

Immediate care for a virus, sinus infection, or wide range of other medical conditions

When you need medical care now, walk into any HealthMed Urgent Care clinic without an appointment and receive prompt attention from skilled doctors, nurse practitioners and health technicians for non-life-threatening conditions including:

  • Sore & strep throat symptoms
  • Sinusitis, sinus infection
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder infection
  • Tension (stress) headache, migraine
  • Fever in children/adults, low-grade fever
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps
  • Dehydration
  • Bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection
  • Pain – back and all other areas of the body
  • Allergies, allergic reactions
  • Breathing difficulties, mild to moderate asthma
  • Skin rash or infection
  • Ear infection earache

We also:

  • Offer preventive services such as vaccines and immunizations (flu shots and health screenings, including physical exams for playing sports)
  • Treat injuries and accidents (cuts, bruises, insect/animal bites, minor burns, concussions, minor eye injuries)
  • Provide pediatric as well as adult and senior care
  • Treat fractures, sprains, minor broken bones (fingers and toes)

Virus or bacteria? Sore throat, sinusitis and fever can be symptoms of either type of infection.

Some ailments result from a virus, others from bacterial infections, and still others involve both virus and bacteria. A virus and a bacterial infection can cause similar symptoms—sore throat, coughing/bronchitis, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, fever, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, body aches, for example—but their treatment can be different. One major difference: a virus will not respond to antibiotics. Distinguishing a virus from a bacterial infection often requires testing.

  • Virus-caused ailments include: common cold (rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus), flu (influenza virus), sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchitis, shingles (varicella zoster virus), and gastroenteritis
  • Strep throat, urinary tract infection, sinusitis (sinus infection), and food poisoning are common bacteria-caused illnesses

Sore throat or strep throat? Symptoms of each throat infection can be similar, but treatment is different.

A sore throat often stems from a virus like a cold or the flu. However strep throat signals a bacterial infection. Strep throat symptoms can be similar to those caused by a virus like a cold or flu (painful swallowing, redness, inflammation). A throat infection from a cold or the flu will go away on its own. Strep throat requires prompt medical attention. A rapid strep throat test can be performed at our office. Your throat infection will require antibiotics if strep is to blame. A third possibility for strep throat symptoms is tonsillitis.

Sinusitis – infection or allergy? Sinus infection symptoms can be similar to those of an allergic reaction.

Sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities in the skull surrounding the nose that humidify and filter air we breathe in. They become inflamed and clogged with mucus and cannot drain. Sinus infection may be caused by a virus, bacteria, or even a fungus or can develop from an allergic reaction to a substance that has been breathed in (pollen, cat dander, for example). Sinus infection symptoms include fever, tension headache, congestion, runny/stuffed nose, nasal discharge, postnasal drip leading to a sore throat, sneezing, facial/dental pain, even fatigue. Sinus infection caused by bacteria or a fungus typically is treated with prescription medicine.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Persistent symptoms of a bladder infection should be treated

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, typically occurs when bacteria enter from outside the body through the urethra and multiply in the bladder. UTI symptoms include persistent urge to urinate; burning sensation when urinating; urine that is red, pink or brownish color (may be blood); and sometimes pelvic pain. A urinary tract infection may cause fever, chills or nausea/vomiting, depending on the UTI severity. A mild UTI may resolve on its own within 1 or 2 days in healthy individuals. However, a urinary tract infection should always receive prompt medical attention when accompanied by fever, chills, nausea/vomiting, pain, or blood in the urine.


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Expert Services

On-Site Lab & Radiology

Every HealthMed Urgent Care facility is equipped with an on-site lab and digital x-ray. We are equipped to perform: blood tests, urinalysis, strep throat testing/throat cultures, drug screens and urine pregnancy tests.

Experienced Medical Staff

Our centers are staffed with skilled physicians, nurse practitioners and other professional ancillary medical service technicians. Medical staff is trained in Basic and Advanced Life Support and experienced in diagnosing and treating both acute (sudden onset) and chronic (recurrent, ongoing) illness.


If you require a prescription medication as part of your care, we can call it in directly to your preferred pharmacy to speed the fulfillment process.

Why wait for an appointment or sit in an ER waiting room
for hours when you can see a HealthMed doctor now?

To reach us, please call 732-544-1777 or visit one of our NJ urgent care locations during our extended urgent care hours: Click for hours

We accept most insurance as well as cash and major credit cards.