Jan 12, 2024 World-Class Health Care Close to Home: RWJBarnabas Health Brings Services to Hoboken and Jersey City

members of RWJBarnabas Health and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla cutting the ribbon for the new RWJBarnabas Health outpatient center in Hoboken

RWJBarnabas Health brings services to new sites in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Hudson County residents don’t have to travel outside the county—or even their own neighborhoods—to get world-class healthcare.

As part of a systemwide goal to bring convenient, comprehensive health care services closer to where people live, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) has opened two new ambulatory locations, in Hoboken and at Exchange Place in Jersey City.

“These ambulatory locations provide one-stop shopping for state-of-the-art healthcare services under one roof in convenient locations,” says Michael Prilutsky, Executive Vice President of RWJBH’s Northeast Region. “As an academic health care system, we offer services that provide an unmatched level of expertise, quality and safety.”

In addition to providing primary and specialty care, RWJBH seeks to connect patients to supportive services important for overall health, including behavioral and mental health services, physical therapy, geriatric services and nutrition counseling at these ambulatory facilities.

The ambulatory locations also offer access to advanced resources and hundreds of highly qualified specialists through affiliations with RWJBH partners such as Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Each new location has been carefully studied to determine local needs, including assessments such as the prevalence of widespread chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group accepts most insurances.

Emphasizing Convenience

members of RWJBarnabas Health cutting the ribbon for the new RWJBarnabas Health outpatient center at Exchange Place

Placing health care services where they’re needed improves community health in part by keeping people out of emergency rooms. With greater access to essential health care services, more people can benefit from frequent preventive care that catches problems earlier or keeps issues from developing or becoming emergencies.

Having close-to-home services also assures residents that they don’t have to hop on a train to New York City or another distant location to receive high-quality care.

“Both the Hoboken and Exchange Place sites are accessible by public transportation, with PATH stations within feet,” Prilutsky says. “Exchange Place is on Light Rail stop across the street. We’re making it as easy as possible to access care.”

The 23,000-square-foot Hoboken facility provides comprehensive primary care and a wide range of specialty services, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Women’s services
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonology
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Vascular medicine

On-site partners include JAG Physical Therapy, New Jersey Imaging Network and Labcorp Patient Service Center.

RWJBarnabas Health at Exchange Place offers family-oriented primary and specialty care services along with outpatient rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational and speech therapies. Extended hours on evenings and weekends allow working family members who may not have time for appointments during typical business hours to seek care at more convenient times.

Both ambulatory locations use an electronic medical records system that makes each patient’s health history available at any RWJBH facility, including Jersey City Medical Center. The system also allows patients to quickly receive test results, make appointments, renew prescriptions and better manage their health.

“We want better care in our communities along with lower costs to both patients and employers, and providing access to ambulatory hubs accomplishes all of that,” Prilutsky says. “These hubs are an important investment for us to make given the needs in the community.”

For information about health care available in your Hudson County community, visit Jersey City Medical Center. For an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health at Hoboken, visit the Primary and Specialty Care in Downtown Hoboken page.