is an independent medical walk-in clinic dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care to every patient we see. We provide fast, effective treatment for injuries and illnesses with compassion and consideration.

Our Physicians are Emergency Department trained and each of our centers offer digital x-ray, EKGs and other diagnostic tools to better serve your urgent care needs.

We offer convenience with extended hours: 

Monday to Friday – 8am – 8pm
& Saturday and Sunday – 8am – 5pm.

Our Beginning


URGENT CARE NOW has been serving the local community for over 10 years. Owner and CEO, Dr. John Kulin established the first urgent care center in Manahawkin in 2005 after serving over 10 years as the ER Medical Director at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Dr. Kulin saw the need for a center that would offer patients medical services when they couldn’t get an appointment with their primary doctor and didnt require a visit to the emergency room. But, equally important as immediate service and the convenience of not sitting in an ER for hours is the care and treatment that patients receive.  This is where Urgent Care Now really separates itself and stands out from other area walk-in clinics. Now with 4 locations to serve the Ocean County Community, Dr. Kulin’s guiding principles remain the same – providing the highest level of quality care and putting the patient’s needs first.



Top Reasons Why People Choose Us



Our clinics are open year round, giving you easy access to care you can trust. Our patients are typically seen and treated in under an hour, without an appointment, making us the ideal provider of the care you need when you need it the most.


We take urgent care a step further, ensuring quality care for higher acuity patients by maintaining a licensed doctor onsite at all times. In addition, Urgent Care Now has been awarded the Certified Urgent Care Center (Category 1) designation from the Urgent Care Association of America, signifying our commitment to the highest level of quality care.


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 lower cost setting we provide results in significant savings to the overall healthcare system, in addition to lower copays, out-of-pocket expenses and self-pay rates for our patients. At our Urgent Care Centers, these savings will never come at the cost of quality care.