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HealthMed doctors are board-certified primary care physicians. They can write prescriptions just as any primary physician would if you were making a regular office visit. So, whether you require medicated eye drops for pink eye, an oral antibiotic to treat strep throat, or a healing salve for a skin infection, our staff can call in the prescription to your preferred pharmacy so it’s ready promptly after you leave our office.
Prescription antibiotics treat bacterial infections. They work by either killing the disease-causing bacteria or prevent them from reproducing. Used properly, antibiotics can help your body’s natural defenses fight off certain types of infection. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as colds, the flu, bronchitis and most coughs and sore throats. Common illnesses treated with antibiotics include urinary tract infections, strep throat, some pneumonias, most ear infections, skin infections (e.g., impetigo, dermatitis), bacterial vaginosis (the most common vaginal infection), and certain sexually transmitted diseases.
For patients in need of a maintenance medication—for cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, for example–because they ran out of refills, we do not write prescriptions for a full refill. However, in certain situations, we may be able to prescribe a one-time dose so the patient can get a refill from his/her regular doctor.
Medicated eye drops will be prescribed to treat conditions like eye infections, pink eye (conjunctivitis) abrasions, and dry eye.
Common complaints include constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, food poisoning
Patients with a painful injury or condition such as a slipped disk or muscle spasms that cannot be sufficiently addressed with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may be prescribed a limited, short-term dose of an analgesic and/or other appropriate medication such as a short course of steroids to reduce inflammation or a relaxant to ease muscle spasm.
Prescriptions for antidepressants are not available through HealthMed. Urgent care physicians are not psychiatrists and do not monitor patients long term. For these reasons, antidepressants and related medications typically cannot be prescribed at urgent care center. Under certain circumstances, prescriptions for a limited, emergency dose of antidepressants a patient is currently taking under the care of another doctor may be written.
Birth control pills or other birth control modalities requiring prescriptions are not available at HealthMed clinics.
High blood pressure medicine, cholesterol medication and medications for other chronic conditions that require ongoing monitoring by a physician are not available through HealthMed Urgent Care clinics. A one-time, limited-dose refill for a medication for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or other chronic condition may be available under certain circumstances if a patient has run out and cannot reach his/her regular physician.
Medications for chronic conditions that require ongoing monitoring by a physician are not available through HealthMed Urgent Care clinics.
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.