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Urgent Care Centers
AtlanticCare-Urgent Care Centers
APG Primary Care Plus
The following primary care offices offer extended hours during the summer. Walk-ins welcome.
3830 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours: Monday–Friday: 9:00 am–7 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am–5:00pm
AtlantiCare Health Park
2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 1000 - Suite 1002
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 pm
For other locations, please see their website.
Shore Urgent Care-Atlantic Ctiy
Shore Urgent Care
2015 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours: M-F: 9am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm
Effective, Efficient Episodic Care; Most Insurance Plans Accepted; No Appointment Necessary
Shore Urgent Care
Operated by Shore Memorial Hospital
2605 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
Effective, Efficient Episodic Care
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
No Appointment Necessary
Use this new tool from personal finance website Nerd Wallet, How Much Hospitals Charge to find out the price of the 100 most common inpatient services at 3200 hospitals accross the country. Those that are uninsured or underinsured may benefit most by being able to determine which nearby hospitals charge the least for a needed medical procedure that they will have to pay for "out of pocket"; individuals can also use the price data to negotiate lower charges for services received.
Find a Hospital or Nursing Home
Atlantic Regional Medical Center
Atlantic City Campus
1925 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Shore Memorial Hospital
100 Medical Center Way
SomersPoint, NJ 08244
ER (609) 653-3515.
American Hospital Directory
Hospitals with location, clinical services, accreditation and inpatient utilization statistics by medical service.
This site from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services provides data about the quality of care at more than 4,700 hospitals around the country. Search by zip code or city and state to access information such as how well local hospitals handle conditions like heart attacks and diabetes.
Nursing Home Compare
Provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the US. Search by name, city, county, state, or zip code; Compare Quality using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, and nursing home staff data.
U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings
Hospital rankings from U.S. News & World Report, in adult and pediatric specialties, using both numeric data and physician review.
Find a Doctor
AtlantiCare Find a Doctor
Find an AtlantiCare-affiliated physician; search by name or specialty. After selecting a doctor, you can call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 to schedule a visit.
Shore Memorial Hospital Find a Doctor
Search by name of doctor or specialty. To speak with an advisor, please call 1-609-653-4600.
NJ Medicaid--Provider Directory
In 1995, New Jersey Medicaid began moving Medicaid beneficiaries from a traditional fee-for-service health insurance program, in which healthcare providers bill Medicaid directly, into managed care. Under managed care, clients enroll in a Health Plan which manages their healthcare and offers special services in addition to the benefits to which Medicaid clients are entitled.
Five Health Plans participate in New Jersey's NJ FamilyCare program. They are:
Horizon NJ Health
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Medicare Physician Compare
Search by location, name, or specialty. In addition, if you only want to see providers who accept the Medicare-approved amount as payment in full, click on the button that says Yes, only show providers who accept the Medicare-approved amount as payment in full.
WebMD Physician Directory - Find a Doctor in Your Area
The WebMD Physician Directory is compiled by The Little Blue Book, a printed physician directory that has been used by physicians themselves to contact other doctors. The data on each physician that WebMD presents is confirmed with each physician's office twice a year.
Find a Specialist
America's Top Doctors
This site from Castle Connolly Medical provides a listing of top doctors who are peer- nominated, and then screened by a physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion, and doctors cannot pay to be included in this directory.
DoctorFinder, a resource available through the American Medical Association (AMA), which provides patients and the general public with basic professional information on most licensed doctors in the United States
Is Your Doctor Certified
This site, from the American Board of Medical Specialties, allows you to find out if your doctor is board certified. Search by location and specialty or by doctor's name.
EbscoHost provides full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals, including such nursing and health related titles as Nursing Standard, British Journal of Nursing, and Primary Health Care plus many more.
Reference USA Find U.S. doctors and dentists by name, address, phone number, years of practice, medical school attended, primary speciality, and board certification.
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
AARP Pill Identifier
Unsure what your pill is? Enter one or more fields , e.g. imprint, shape, color, to identify it.
Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs
This is a free public education service from the nonprofit Consumers Union that will help you talk to your doctor about prescription drugs, and find the most effective and safe drugs that also give you the best value for your money.
One of the best Internet sites for information on pharmaceuticals, drug interactions and herbal supplements. Includes images of drugs and information for patients.
Drugs Information Portal - NLM
This is the drug information resource from the National Library of Medicine; offers links to information for consumers, along with references to toxicological and scientific journals, manufacturer's drug labels, chemical structures, and synonyms of a drug name.
Drugs.com - Drug Information Online
Comprehensive drug information database provided by Micromedex. Provides information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, including a drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, an image search, as well as the latest news about medications.
A peer-reviewed resource for family physicians. Includes medication prescribing information, and patient handouts with facts on over four hundred illnesses.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Information from the FDA including drug approvals, consumer drug information sheets, over-the-counter drugs, and drug news.
Trusted Health Websites
"MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health, plus surgery videos.
National Institutes of Health: Health Information
This site is the main access point to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Users can choose a specific health topic, browse categories, or search all topics to obtain information about specific diseases.
This website from the Department of Health and Human Services, offers an encyclopedia of more than 1,600 health topics. Also allows you to Find a doctor, health center or organization, and to sign up for health news e-mails. Information also in Español.
HealthyNJ--Health in New Jersey
Offers a collection of health-related Web sites specifically for New Jersey. It includes state and county level health resources as well as NJ health insurance topics. There are also links to hospitals and other health care facilities in all NJ counties.
The Mayo Clinic provides a wealth of easy-to-understand health and medical information. In addition to diseases and conditions, the site offers healthy living guides and helpful resources such as Health Tools, Treatment Decision Guides, blogs and pod casts, and Ask a Specialist feature.
The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) offers award-winning comprehensive websites that provide reliable and accurate information on the health of women. They cover more than 800 topics, on issues ranging from adolescent health to reproductive health to healthy aging. OWH also offers free assistance by phone though its information referral center, 1- 800-994-9662, with trained information specialists available to answer questions in either English or Spanish.
Hotlines and Helplines
This is juat a selection of some important helplines and hotlines. For more NJ Helplines, go to NJHelps, https://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/
Child Abuse Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry)
877-NJ Abuse (652-2873)
Domestic Violence Hotlines and Shelters
Call 609-646-6767 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233), or on the web, http://www.thehotline.org/help/.
For a safe place to stay:
In the US: visit Womenslaw.org for a state-by-state directory of domestic violence shelters in the U.S.
To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in New Jersey: call 1-877-582-6995 (For suspected elder mistreatment in long-term care facilities).
National Sexual Assault Hotline
When a caller calls 1.800.656.HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller's phone number. The call is then immediately connected to the nearest center.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
If you are looking for ANY TYPE of community SUPPORT GROUP, call 1-800-367-6274.
NJ 2-1-1--Need Help, Start Here
Click this link to search the database, or dial 211 on your phone to get information and referrals on available help in Atlantic County.
Teen Pregnancy Hotline
New Jersey Poison Information --Poison Help Hotline
NJPIES provides free poison consultation and drug information through its Poison Help Hotline (800-222-1222), which is available 24/7. The hotline is staffed with specially trained health care professionals—nurses, pharmacists, and doctors—who can provide help with poison emergencies or answer questions relating to drugs and medication use.
Books & Audiobooks Not to Miss
The Clean Plate by
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Publisher Annotation: Delicious food can heal the body. Reset and rebalance with clean recipes that are flexible and easy for busy weeknight meals or lunches on the go, and healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies by
Publication Date: 2020-03-17
More than 100 Remedies and Recipes for Vibrant Health! Packed with step-by-step instructions to make your own herbal remedies, simple recipes for cooking with herbs and spices, and beautiful photographs, this might be the most comprehensive guide to natural remedies ever published. Here readers can learn about alternative medicine and homeopathic approaches, aromatherapy and essential oils, and much, much more. Natural Healing for Common Ailments Cooking with Superfoods Juices & Cleanses Edible Wild Plants Planning an Herb Garden Everyday Treatments for Women & Children Natural Cleansers for the Home Homemade Non-Toxic Cosmetics Revitalizing Tinctures & Shots Anti-Inflammatory Foods Take charge of your family's health and well-being with this comprehensive guide.
Practicing Mindfulness by
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Manage life's daily frustrations with practical & approachable mindfulness exercises. The practice of mindfulness has gone mainstream - but through its newfound popularity, the true meaning of mindfulness has become clouded. The terms "staying in the present" or "being in the moment" are often part of mindfulness practice - but what do they actually mean? What's the benefit? In Practicing Mindfulness, Matthew Sockolov, founder of One Mind Dharma, explains how "being in the present moment is only one aspect of the practice ... Mindfulness may be more completely understood as being present with clarity, wisdom, and kindness." Withing these pages, Sockolov will show you how to cultivate awareness and free yourself from fleeting emotions so you can "hit the pause button, calm yourself, and handle stressful situations with confidence and ease."
Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care by
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
It can be difficult to make a trek to the doctor whenever you have an odd symptom, and a quick search on Google doesn't always provide the most reliable answers. Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is a practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand reference guide for understanding more than 300 common medical conditions. Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care offers in-depth information about the common causes and symptoms of more than 300 medical issues, including conditions like allergic reactions, bug bites and stings, chronic pain, insomnia and other sleep disorders, unexpected weight gain or loss, digestive issues, common vision problems, diabetes, heart disease, mental disorders, and hundreds of other common ailments. Throughout 300 pages of expert advice, the acclaimed specialists at Mayo Clinic offer strategies for detecting these common conditions, treating them early on, and reducing your overall risk for illness. Additionally, this newly updated, seventh edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care provides new chapters that follow the latest medical research and recommendations, including: A newly revised CPR section, with easy-to-learn CPR instructions for adults; Adult and pediatric immunization guidelines; Tips for committing to a nutritious diet and exercise plan; The latest information about smoking and alcohol abuse; And research on popular integrative medicine therapies and approaches, as recommended by the experts at Mayo Clinic. While no book can replace the training and advice of a doctor or health care professional, this book will help you learn how to evaluate, manage, and treat common illnesses and injuries at home, while teaching you how to recognize serious medical issues that may require emergency care. From the ordinary to the abnormal, Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is your go-to resource to read and reference any time you or your family have a non-emergency medical question.
Flu Shots Atlantic County
Free Flu Shots are available to residents 18 years and older.
As of October 21, there are no more public walk-up or drive-thru flu clinics scheduled at this time. However, the Division of Public Health is continuing to provide free flu shots to adults at our two walk-up clinics. No appointments are necessary, but participants must wear a face mask and remain outside until they are called to enter. For more information visit https://www.atlantic-county.org/flu/
Health Classes and Support Groups
Classes (including CPR & First Aid), support groups, and screenings for healthy living are offered here.
Listing of all classes and support groups; most are free. Registration is encouraged for more information call 1-888-569-1000 (Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:00PM) or register online.
Shore Memorial Hospital
Search for a variety of wellness classes at a reasonable cost. Some free health screenings and support groups are also offered.
Finding Free or Low Cost Insurance in NJ
Atlantic County Prescription Discount Card
The Atlantic County Prescription Discount Card is available to everyone who lives in Atlantic County; there are No income requirements; No age requirements, and there is Unlimited use for the whole family. The card can either be printed out online, or picked up from any Atlantic County Library system branch.
Charity Care - NJ Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program
Hospital care payment help is available to NJ residents who: have no health coverage or have coverage that pays for only part of the bill, are ineligible for Medicaid, and meet both the income and assets eligibility criteria. See the this LSNJ handbook for more information, https://www.lsnj.org/PDFs/HCAPbrochure.pdf
Find a Federally Funded Health Center
Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide the following services: Checkups when you're well; Treatment when you're sick; Complete care when you're pregnant; Checkups and immunizations for children; Dental care and prescription drugs for your family; Mental health and substance abuse care. Search by state and county to locate a health center near you.
Medicare and You 2017 Handbook
Official U.S. government Medicare handbook with key information about Medicare, including What's new, Costs, What's covered by Medicare, Health and prescription drug plans and how to get Extra Help paying Medicare prescription drug costs.
Medicare makes it easy for you to get information. You can find answers to general questions about eligibility, coverage, compare health and drug plans, and on Medigap policies on this Web site. You can also apply online for Medicare at this site.
NJ Family Care
NJ FamilyCare is federal and state funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age get access to affordable health insurance. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance. Apply online or call 1-800-701-0710 Mondays & Thursdays between 8:00a.m. & 8:00p.m. & between 8:00a.m. & 5:00p.m. on Tuesdays , Wednesdays, & Fridays.
To be eligible for New Jersey Medicaid, a person must meet these requirements: resident of New Jersey, U.S. Citizen or qualified alien, and meet income standards. In addition, an individual must fall into one of the following categories: families with children up to age 18, people who are aged, blind or permanently disabled, pregnant women, or children.
U.S. Health Care Law & You
The Affordable Care Act implements strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. Contains full text of the Affordable Care Act; Key features of the law; The Health Care Law and a Timeline-what's changing and when.
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