After-Hours & Urgent Care

Urgent treatment and care is only a phone call away

Learn more about our Patient Portal and its features here.

Medical issues can happen any time. We’re there for you 24/7.

Illnesses and injuries that require medical attention don’t always occur on weekdays between 9 and 5. That’s why the primary care team at Vanguard Medical Group wants to be your first point of contact.

If you have a life-threatening emergency, you should call 911. In many other situations, we can help.

You have options to get the care you need, when you need it. 

  • Many minor problems can be managed at home. Use the Family Doctor Symptom Checker to help decide and get some advice on self care for many common conditions.
  • Vanguard Medical Group offices offer extended hours, including early morning, evening and Saturdays. If you need to be seen at another Vanguard office our advanced electronic health record capability means your health history is always available.
  • But if you have a problem or a question that arises when the office is closed and can’t wait until we reopen, you should call us. Many health problems can be handled over the phone or until you can get an appointment that is convenient for you. In addition, if you need to be referred to the emergency room, we can forward any relevant records, so the hospital is better prepared to take care of you when you arrive.

You’ll feel better knowing you can depend on us, day or night. Whether in the office or at 3 am, our physicians can securely access your electronic health records. This means your current health issues can be fully understood and quickly diagnosed in the context of your medical history. For example, any treatment recommendations such as prescribed medications can be checked against your current medications and allergies.

Save time and money 

Making Vanguard your first point of contact is convenient, saves on out-of-pocket health expenses and is less time consuming than emergency room or urgent care visits. With offices in Cranford, Montville, North Haledon, Lincoln Park, Jersey City and Verona and primary care doctors, family physicians, internists, sports medicine specialists, home care experts and others on call, we’re nearby and ready to help.