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Urgent Care Centers

Visit an urgent care center when you cannot get an appointment with your doctor and you have an urgent non-life-threatening medical need.

Please follow-up with your doctor after any Urgent Care/ER visit or hospital stay. Your doctor knows you best and will work with you to monitor and manage your conditions to keep you in the best possible health.


Lab Services

LabCorp – (All Patient Service Center Locations)

For a service location near you:

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Accurate Diagnostic Labs – (All Locations)

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Radiology Services

New Jersey Imaging Network of Cherry Hill X-Ray
(856) 2540265
New Jersey Imaging Network of Toms River-West & Women's imaging
(732) 240-1400 Fax: (732) 341-3588
New Jersey Imaging Network of Union Women's Imaging
(908) 687-6054 Fax: (908) 686-7099
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Member Information

New Jersey Senior Medical Group (NJ SMG) is a network of independent community physicians who share a vision of improving the health and well-being of patients.  A large network of contracted Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) and Specialists work together to provide total medical services.

Choosing the right Medical Group and Primary Care Physician (PCP) for your care is very important.  Your PCP is your primary doctor who will manage most of your care and will be who you see for your annual check-up and any routine care needed.  If specialty care, lab tests or other services are needed, your PCP will coordinate with NJ SMG’s contracted network of specialist physicians, facilities and other healthcare providers for these services.

When needed, fast referrals support both patients and physician offices.  For easy member access, many services are available through Direct Referrals. 

If an authorization is needed, your PCP office will send a request to NJ SMG’s Utilization Management Department for approval.  A quick and easy authorization process helps 60% of authorizations to be auto approved, an urgent authorization to be completed within 2 hours and 90% of standard authorizations to be completed within 48 hours.

If you have a question about a referral or need to inquire on the status of an authorization request, you can contact your PCP office or call NJ SMG’s Customer Service department at (855) 309-2025 or (201) 944-6213

A Multilingual Customer Service Department is staffed by a knowledgeable and experienced team who help members receive a rapid resolution when calling with minimal hold time.

How to Join NJ SMG

Patients interested in joining New Jersey SMG should call either (855) 309-2025 or (201) 944-6213 to learn more about choosing a Primary Care Physician with NJSMG.

Information for Individuals Over 65 Years

Please visit the following website for more information:

www.medicare.gov (Medicare)

Helpful Telephone Numbers for Elders
Northern New Jersey
New Jersey Division of Aging Services 800-792-8820
Bergen County Division of Senior Services 201-336-7400
Aging and Disability Resource Connection 877-222-3737
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD) 800-792-9745
Central New Jersey
Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services 732-745-3295
Central Jersey Legal Services 732-249-7600
Adult Protective Services 732-745-3635
Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter 800-272-3900

When to Use an Urgent Care

VISIT AN URGENT CARE CENTER WHEN YOU CANNOT GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND YOU HAVE AN URGENT NON-LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL NEED.


Urgent Care Centers treat non-life-threatening medical needs such as:

  • Minor cuts where bleeding is controlled
  • Fever, cold, flu, sore throat, sinus pain and earaches
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Skin rashes, wounds or ulcers, minor cuts or burns
  • Animal bites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Mild to moderate asthma attack
  • Muscle strain/sprains, mild to moderate back  and joint pain

They also treat abdominal pain, broken bones, painful urination & mild shortness of breath.

Go to the Emergency Room for serious or life-threatening conditions such as:

  • Sudden dizziness or loss of coordination, weakness, blurry or loss of vision
  • Chest pain/pressure
  • Numbness in the limbs or face, difficulty speaking or disorientation
  • Seizure or loss of consciousness
  • Head injury/major trauma, possible broken bones
  • Coughing or vomiting up blood
  • High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion, or difficulty breathing
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Severe burns or a cut that won’t stop bleeding
  • Overdose or severe allergic reactions

Urgent Care Centers…

  • May offer shorter wait times than an emergency room
  • May require a lower co-payment than an emergency room visit

Life-threatening Emergency? Call 911

or go to the nearest hospital emergency room

Please follow-up with your doctor after any Urgent Care/ER visit or hospital stay. Your doctor knows you best and will work with you to monitor and manage your conditions to keep you in the best possible health.