The center is designed to treat non-threatening illnesses for those who don’t have a primary care provider or the time to meet with one. It is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
At least one physician is always on site at the clinic. The facility can perform sutures, splints, X-Rays, and lab tests for streptococcus, mononucleosis, and drug screens, among other procedures.
AstraHealth Urgent Care Center is located at 95 Hudson Street, just blocks from Hoboken’s bus and train terminal.
Zimmer said the center would be a terrific resource for the city of Hoboken. She said she was especially excited that the Astra facility would accept all major insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Practice Supervisor Anthony Russo said most traditional insurance plans have coverage for urgent care. For those without insurance, AstraHealth offers cash pay rates.
According to Russo, the Hoboken clinic is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, “built up from the studs” on the former site of a dentist’s office. It shares a waiting room with Hoboken Medical Aesthetics and Wellness.
Astra also has locations in Basking Ridge, Jersey City, Belleville, and Warren. It plans to open a new urgent care center in Bayonne later this year.