BARNEGAT – It’s official! AtlantiCare just opened another Urgent Care Center (UCC) in Southern Ocean County. This center is located at 912 West Bay Avenue in the Barnegat Village Square shopping center.
AtlantiCare representatives, Barnegat Mayor Pasquale “Pat” Pipi, and other officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the new location on May 23. The center, AtlantiCare’s 12th urgent care site serving southeastern New Jersey, will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
The AtlantiCare UCC Barnegat team will include a board-certified provider (physician or advance practice nurse), a registered nurse, a radiologic technologist and a customer service representative. Services they’ll offer include x-rays, some on-site lab tests, stitches, wound care, minor eye injuries, foreign body removal and more. Illnesses the team will diagnose and treat include colds, strep throat, allergies and other upper respiratory tract illnesses. Injuries they will diagnose and treat include strains, sprains, broken bones, cuts and more. AtlantiCare UCC Barnegat will also send prescriptions to patients’ pharmacies electronically, to make it easy and efficient for patients to pick up prescriptions.
“It’s a privilege for our team to care for patients when and where they need it,” said Ted Fog, D.O., medical director, AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary and Urgent Care. “They might have a sprain from a soccer game, a sore throat that family members are ‘gifting each other,’ or one of those – ‘I can’t believe I hurt myself do that’ injuries.” Fog said AtlantiCare Urgent Care centers had 200,000 patient visits in 2022.
“AtlantiCare Urgent Care Barnegat features soothing, coastal colors and artwork by New Jersey artists as part of our Foundation’s Healing Arts Program,” said Fog. “We designed every feature of the center with patients, families and our care team in mind.”
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