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Area Volunteer Fair to Be Held at Urgent Care Now in Little Egg Harbor

Center Exemplifies Three Other UCN Facilities
By MARIA SCANDALE | Oct 18, 2017

“Changing lives is life changing” and “doing good is good for you,” say announcements inviting the public to come to a free event that showcases opportunities for volunteering with area community organizations. The Volunteer Fair will be hosted Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Little Egg Harbor location of Urgent Care Now, an urgent care provider with four centers in Ocean County.

The Little Egg Harbor site is located at 1395 Route 539. The Volunteer Fair will be held on the second floor.

Local organizations will be on hand to tell about volunteer opportunities – some one-time chances, others ongoing, for individuals, groups or families to get involved in. Anyone is welcome to come out and find their fit and interest close to home.

This is a good resource for those looking to make a difference, or for those who need to log in volunteer hours to meet a requirement.

More About
Urgent Care Now

Although the Nov. 1 Volunteer Fair is at the Little Egg Harbor center only, Urgent Care Now has four locations to serve customers. The others are sited at 712 East Bay Ave., Suite 22B in Manahawkin; 539 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor; and 970 Hooper Ave., Toms River.

Staffed by emergency department-trained physicians, the independent provider of urgent care services is open seven days a week to treat most illnesses and injuries. The centers are equipped with digital X-ray equipment, EKG and a variety of other diagnostic tools.

Extended hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A licensed doctor is onsite at all times.

Urgent Care Now is accredited with the Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Program as an urgent care center. The joint commission is an organization that sets the highest quality and safety standards in medical entities across the nation.

Urgent Care Now’s founder and CEO, Dr. John Kulin, has been awarded fellowship in The College of Urgent Care Medicine. The fellowship was granted for dedication to the specialty of urgent care medicine and excellence in patient quality care.

After serving more than 10 years as the ER medical director at a local hospital, Kulin established the Manahawkin urgent care center in 2005. Now at all four locations, his guiding principles remain the same – “providing the highest level of quality care and putting the patient’s needs first,” notes the website,

In addition to urgent care, the centers also provide physicals for sports, employment, pre-employment and for commercial drivers’ licensing requirements set forth by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Other services include: pediatric services; workplace immunizations and vaccinations; flu shots; EKGs; digital X-rays; drug and alcohol screening; and minor surgical procedures.

Under the website heading of why people choose the facility, cost is listed. “A visit to one of our Urgent Care Centers costs a fraction of a trip to the emergency room or hospital-affiliated urgent care,” the provider states, listing “lower copays, out-of-pocket expenses and self-pay rates for our patients,” and adding, “these savings will never come at the cost of quality care.”

For more information, see the website, which also outlines the new Express Check-in as well as the Patient Portal, which is an online service that provides patients secure access to their health information and other features.

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