Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to many of the questions we get every year. If you don't find the answer to a question feel free to contact us.
1. Is Brunswick Urgent Care open on holidays?
Our urgent care is open on all holidays from 8am to 5pm
2. Do I need an appointment for urgent care?
No. You never need an appointment to be seen at Brunswick Urgent Care. Patients are seen on a walk-in-basis
3. Can Brunswick Urgent Care physicians be my primary care provider?
Brunswick Urgent Care physicians are specialists in Emergency Medicine and therefore can't be designated as primary care providers with your insurance provider.
4. Do I need my insurance ID card to be seen in urgent care?
In order for us to be able to verify your insurance coverage, we will need to see and copy your insurance card. If you are unable to bring your card, we will do our best to verify your benefits with your carrier when you arrive. We have discounted cash pay prices at time of service for those patients without insurance.
5. How long will I have to wait to be seen in urgent care?
Brunswick Urgent Care patients are usually seen within minutes of arrival. Visits for patients with simple complaints can take as little as 30 minutes. Most patients have completed their visit within 1 hour. Since urgent care patients can walk in to be seen at any time, occasionally patients may experience longer than typical wait times. Brunswick Urgent Care makes every effort to staff our centers appropriately to keep wait times to a minimum
6. Who will be treating me in urgent care?
Our staff includes board certified Emergency Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners who have many years of experience treating adults and kids in NJ's top Emergency Departments, Our support staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, receptionists and medical assistants.
7. How do I know if I need the Urgent Care or the ER?
The difference between urgent care clinics and the emergency room (ER) is the level of care and treatment that each facility are capable of providing. When you suffer life-threatening injuries or very severe illness, the emergency room is the best option for immediate care. If your symptoms need to be treated quickly but are not life-threatening (e.g., a broken or sprained bone, flu or cold symptoms, minor cuts or burns), an urgent care clinic is typically the treatment option that will be the most efficient and least expensive.
8. Can I use Brunswick Urgent Care as a family doctor if I don't have one?
No, Brunswick Urgent Care is NOT a substitute for a family doctor. Although we are glad to see patients anytime, we want to stress the importance of having a family doctor, serving as the "manager" of your healthcare. Urgent care provides medical treatment for your unexpected illnesses or injuries, and serves as a resource for after hours care, on weekends and holidays, or when you are unable to get an appointment with your doctor.
9. Will you refill my medications?
Medication refills are NOT routinely given; however, a provider may refill medications until a patient can be seen by their primary care provider under certain circumstances as deemed necessary, on a case by case basis.