Aug 1, 2022 Hubs For Good Health Available in Hudson County

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Jersey City Medical Center is making it easy for community members to get the care they need close to home.

Hudson County residents don’t have to travel outside the county to get world-class care— and increasingly, they don’t have to leave their own neighborhoods.

“We’re establishing primary care hubs in a number of locations. Our goal is to create one-stop shopping for state-of-the-art care in people’s neighborhoods,” says Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC).

In addition to providing primary and certain kinds of specialty care, these hubs connect to supportive services that help keep people healthy, including behavioral and mental health services, physical therapy and nutrition counseling.

The primary care hubs are currently open in Bayonne as well as in Greenville and Journal Square in Jersey City. Coming soon are similar hubs in Hoboken and at Exchange Place in Jersey City.

Where the Need Is

Primary care hubs are a key part of JCMC’s overall mission of helping Hudson County residents stay healthy.

“We want people to see their primary care providers for well checkups so medical conditions don’t progress in a way that leads them to have to go to the Emergency Department,” Prilutsky says.

“However, we know that an overarching issue in Hudson County, as in many other areas of New Jersey, is the lack of easy access to primary care physicians or nurse practitioners. That’s why our primary care hubs are located within walking distance for many and are also easily reachable via mass transit. If services are easy to reach, people will use them more.”

Each area in which a primary care hub is located has been carefully studied to determine local needs, such as the prevalence of widespread chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension. The primary care hubs will accept most insurances.

If patients need advanced care, they can be seamlessly connected to JCMC’s comprehensive range of services. They also have the benefit of JCMC’s affiliation with Rutgers Health and with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In Hoboken, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group will offer primary care services at 59 Newark Street. The site will also feature women’s health care, including imaging services such as mammography and bone densitometry. At Exchange Place in Jersey City, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group will offer primary care services at 95 Greene Street. This location will feature extended hours and walk-in access to accommodate those who need to find care before or after work and close to the Light Rail and the PATH.

“Many health needs in our communities can be addressed by both preventive education and medical specialists,” Prilutsky says. “With these primary care hubs, we are helping people to take charge of their own health care.”

To learn more about primary care services at Jersey City Medical Center, call 888-724-7123.