Barnabas Health Stops
Barnabas Health Stops – Hoboken, NJ – 59 Washington Street
Man, I’ll tell ya. The whole health industry is a mix between musical chairs and “the shell game,” with the ever-changing names, partnerships and associations. Fascinating and scary at the same time. Anyway, the former “Hoboken Health Stop” (which had already been associated with Liberty Health) has moved from across the PATH to 59 Washington Street – is now called Barnabas Health Stops urgent care center
But instead of only having “after work hours,” they’ve expanded the operation beyond just “urgent care.” They also have various other specialties during normal hours, such as endocrinology, neurology, gynecology and more.
Description: Multi-specialty health practice and limited “urgent health care” – with limited hours.
Address: 59 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: Urgent Care: (201)876-7903 Specialty Services: (201)792-7929
Hoboken Health Stop offers medical care 4 hours per weekday
This new medical office Hoboken Health Stop that opened up at 2 Hudson Place is an interesting operation.
First of all – it’s run by the Jersey City Medical Center (Liberty Health), which must be a burn to the Hoboken “University” Medical Center since it’s likely they’ll get a LOT of walk-ins that might normally go to Hoboken’s hospital. (Other places like PromptMD on 1st St. might also feel a sting as well, since this new medical office is substantially less expensive only $35 per visit).
Their website is vague, and mentions that they provide basic services like physical exams, treatment for minor injuries and illnesses as well as vaccinations (411 says “no” to vaccinations of all kinds, FYI!)
However – the peculiar aspect of Hoboken Health Stop is their hours of operation: Only 20 hours per week (Monday through Friday, 5pm to 9pm).
Do people only need minor medical care if they’re employed and coming off the PATH train or NJ Transit train after work? I wonder what led to this decision to be open for so few hours during the week… did they have a focus group help them reach this conclusion?