Adult Health Center

Primary Care that Makes a Difference

Mountainside Medical Center has been a distinguished community healthcare provider since 1891. Today, its Adult Health Center is continuing that tradition by providing convenient local access to the finest quality, comprehensive primary care, preventive care and wellness programs.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Access to a knowledgeable, caring doctor on a regular basis is one of the keys to better health, quality of life and longevity. That’s why we're educating our patients to help them lead healthier lives and partnering with them to control chronic diseases, promptly address acute issues and ensure access to preventive services including vaccinations and cancer screenings. Our goal is to help our patients live long, healthy and productive lives and avoid preventable conditions such as stroke, diabetes and heart attacks.

About the Adult Health Center

The Mountainside Adult Health Center addresses the basic needs of its patients and makes it easier for them to navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system to get coordinated specialty care whenever needed.

We are a teaching practice under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Knight, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, who supervises a team of residents (physicians in late-stage training). Other distinguished board-certified faculty also provides supervision including Dr. Bijal Mehta, Director of the Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Internal Medicine Residency Program and Dr. Douglas Zaeh, Associate Program Director.

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

The Adult Health Center was selected to participate in track one of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. This is a national advanced primary care medical home model, tested under the authority of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center), which aims to strengthen primary care through reform and care delivery transformation. CPC+ is a five-year model that includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements to meet the diverse needs of primary care practices in the United States. CPC+ aims to improve patients’ health and quality of care and decrease total cost of care.

This distinguished certification indicates that our office is a healthcare setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. We deliver care when and where patients need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

Improving access to quality healthcare

The Adult Health Center is a state-of-the-art medical practice that provides safe, effective, high quality care in alignment with community needs. We have the capacity to accommodate same-day and urgent appointments.

Coordinated, patient-centered care

You will be aligned with one of our compassionate resident physicians who will become your personal healthcare provider because quality is enhanced when a doctor knows and serves a patient (or an entire family) over time. Your doctor will be part of a team of physicians who work closely together, so on occasion a colleague may step in to care for you if your doctor isn’t available.

A doctor is always on call 24/7

If specialty care that’s not available at our center is necessary, we’ll refer you to an appropriate specialist. However, your primary care doctor at the center will remain in contact with you, your family and the specialist and continue to care for you after the specialist is no longer required.

We can also swiftly arrange for tests, specialized outpatient services or inpatient care at Mountainside Medical Center whenever needed.

Our Services

  • Preventive medicine including physical examinations, health screenings and counseling
  • Women’s health services including PAP smears and breast exams
  • Immunizations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses
  • Office procedures and treatments
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Follow-up services
  • Patient and family education
  • Geriatric care and special programs for the elderly

Plus, for the convenience of our patients:

  • Translation assistance is available for multiple languages
  • Free parking is available

Seamless Referrals to Specialists

Through our affiliation with Mountainside Medical Center, specialists in these fields and more are available with our referral:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Oncology/Cancer Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Psychiatry/Substance Abuse Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

High-Tech Record Keeping

The Adult Health Center is equipped to respond quickly to patient inquiries and care needs using its secure, state-of-the-art electronic records system. This allows physicians and other authorized members of your team to provide coordinated care and consult on your case from outside the confines of the office.

First Visits

Please bring all available medical records including immunization history, test results, a list of past procedures and all current medications.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.

Emergency Care

We’ll do everything in our power to respond to your emergency needs. After business hours, our office voice mail will direct you to the on-call physician who will advise you how to proceed. If you are experiencing a heart attack, stroke or other medical emergency, please dial 911 and go directly to the Mountainside Medical Center Emergency Department.

Prescription Refills and Referrals

All requests for prescription refills and/or referrals should be made during regularly scheduled office hours. Please contact our office at least one week before your prescription runs out and a refill is needed.

Telephone Calls

We encourage you to call with questions concerning your treatment. If you need to speak with a physician and one isn’t immediately available, your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Location

123 Highland Avenue
Suite G1
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Appointment Hours

Monday-Friday     9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Same day appointments can be accommodated in most cases.

To make an appointment, please call 862-333-4700.

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