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Franklin Township: Local Urgent Care Center Receives Prestigious Accreditation 

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Earlier this year Central Jersey Urgent Care (CJUC) on Veronica Avenue received accreditation from Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). 

According to Sam Thakkar, CJUC’s practice administrator, only 40 urgent care centers in New Jersey have been accredited by the UCAOA, five of which belong to CJUC’s system. 

“It’s a raised bar to ensure the organization is providing the highest quality of service and safety measures,” Thakkar said. “They look at what our online reviews are, what our operating policies are, logging patient information securely and accurately, ensuring patient safety, human resource practices, and the scope of services that we offer.”

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The UCAOA founded in 2004 is the only program to include scope of services in its accreditation process, according to its website. It is not a one-time accreditation, CJUC will need to go through the process every three years and re-qualify each time. 

The UCAOA has more than 2,700 centers representing approximately 27,000 urgent care clinical and business professionals from the United States and abroad, according to its website. 

CJUC provides its patients with a host of services seven days a week, from physical exams to broken bones and fractures. Patients generally use urgent care facilities when an illness or injury that does not appear to be life-threatening, but also can’t wait until the next day, or for a primary care doctor to see them. 

“Our goal is to provide you with quality convenient care,” Dr. Rhoda Donat-Flowers said. “At your worse moment, we are giving you our best in helping you to feel your best. When a patient comes in you are not just a patient you are, our patient and we take pride in making sure we address whatever issues you have medically.”

Donat-Flowers and Thakkar stressed the importance of customer satisfaction and highlighted how their website has an option in which a patient can request a call back for assistance after hours. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

In addition to providing health care for the community, the center is also looking for ways to give back to local charities. Currently, they sponsor one of the local baseball teams. 

“We are looking for opportunities to work with different organizations in the community,” Donat-Flowers said. 

"We don't want to only serve the public when they are sick, we want to do our part to help where we can, and give back to the community," Thakkar said. 

CJUC also offers membership plans for patients who do not have insurance and have to pay for their medical needs out of pocket. There is a family plan and individual plan. 

More about Central Jersey Urgent Care:

For your convenience, we are one of the urgent cares that also offers sports physicals, school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-employment physicals,TB skin testing, x-rays, immunizations, Flu-shots, lab testing and other services with high-quality medical care from a team of skilled medical professionals.

Central Jersey Urgent Care is an exceptional alternative to the emergency department for your non-emergency medical needs. Just walk-in to our office; no appointment necessary! We are available to care for injuries or illness after hours, weekends and holidays as an alternative to the emergency department and when your primary care physician is not available.  After your visit to Central Jersey Urgent Care a copy of your records will be forwarded to your primary care provider at your request.

Our office is located at 84 Veronica Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, in the Veronica Plaza across the street from Stop and Shop. Our office welcomes patients from the Somerset area including the surrounding communities of East Brunswick, Franklin Park, North Brunswick, New Brunswick, Milltown and Piscataway.  We also welcome patients from out of town.

Our urgent cares are distinguished in that we offer quality convenient care, Central Jersey Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 10AM to 8PM as an ideal alternative to the emergency department and to provide quality convenient care to the whole family during the hours your primary care physician is not available. For non-life-threatening medical conditions simply skip the ER and come straight to our office.

Our urgent care is a walk-in clinic by design with no appointment necessary. It was designed with our patients’ needs in mind. That is what makes us stand out from other urgent cares.

We are able to treat you and your family for a variety of injuries and illnesses.

TAPinto Franklin Township is independently owned and operated by  Malik A. Lyons FHS Class of 93’ Graduate. 

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