New Patients

We are so pleased to welcome you as one of our new patients and look forward to making your scrambler therapy treatment preparation, therapy sessions and post-treatment recovery as pleasant as possible.

We have been treating patients with chronic pain for more than 30 years and utilizing Calmare Therapy since 2011. There is no question we have not been asked, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Safe travels and we’ll see you soon!

New Patient Forms

To help expedite your first visit, please complete your New Patient Forms below. Once completed, scan and email them to or fax to 201-933-8159.

Travel and Lodging

We encourage you to speak directly with the hotel or lodging vendor of your choice to reconfirm the availability of any local shuttle services, breakfast/meals, etc.

Most of the patients undergoing Calmare Therapy travel to New Jersey from outside metropolitan New York City and often outside the U.S.

To assist with your travel arrangements, we assembled patient-recommended lodging below, which we hope will help to simplify your travel planning:


Calmare Therapy NJ is conveniently located just eight miles from New York City with quick access to Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark, New Jersey) , LaGuardia International Airport (New York City)  and JFK International Airport (New York City).

NJ Transit Public Transportation:

We are located 1/2 block from the NJ Transit (#190) bus stop.

We are located 1/2 mile from the NJ Transit “Rutherford” train station.


On-site parking is available. Should the lot be full, street-side and metered spots are also readily available.

Most of the hotels below are located within a few miles of our clinic. The following hotels offer full kitchens or other added amenities. All offer wheelchair accessibility.

Residence Inn at the Marriott – Top Rated by Calmare Patients (2023)
10 Murray Hill Parkway
East Rutherford, NJ 07083
(201) 939-0020

*Please ask the hotel directly about current meal amenities.

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Top Rated by Calmare Patients (2022)

125 Route 17 South
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 460– 9030 | FAX (201) 460-9031

Rate includes suites with fully equipped kitchens and living rooms.  Rate includes on-site breakfast. However, please reconfirm these services before your arrival. 

Additional Suite Lodging Options

Extended Stay America
750 Edwin L. Ward Memorial Highway
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 635 – 0266

Fairfield Inn
850 Paterson Plank Road
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 939 – 0020

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
265 Route 3
Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 778 – 6500
*Some rooms have refrigerators and microwaves

Renaissance Meadowlands 
801 Rutherford Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 231-3100

If you have any difficulty making reservations, please reach out and we will be happy to assist you. | 201-933-4440 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Private Home or Room Rental

Please contact our office before booking a private residence via Airbnb, VRBO, etc., to ensure the location is geographically friendly to our clinic and offers optimal travel convenience.

Ronald McDonald House
(For patients under age 21 and families)

Ronald McDonald House helps to reduce the stress and financial burden for families seeking long distance medical care for children.

There are two locations in New Jersey and one in New York City serving families with children under 21-years-old at no charge (a small donation of $10+ is requested).

New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House (30-minute drive to Calmare Therapy NJ)

145 Somerset Street | New Brunswick, NJ 08901 | PH: 732-249-1222

The home offers six themed bedrooms with private baths.

Long Branch Ronald McDonald House – Jersey Shore (60-minute drive to Calmare Therapy NJ)

131 Bath Ave. | Long Branch, NJ 07740 | PH: 732-222-8755

The home offers eight themed bedrooms with private baths and a variety of recreational amenities.

New York City – Upper East Side of Manhattan (20- to 30-minutes by cab or public transportation to Calmare Therapy NJ)

405 E. 73rd Street | New York, NY 10021 | PH: 212-639-0100

The home offers private bedrooms, transportation services and additional on-site amenities.

Calmare Therapy NJ USA now offers CareCredit to patients approved to undergo Calmare Therapy, performed by clinical director Dr. Michael Cooney.

CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses to help manage medical, health and wellness expenses not covered by insurance.

We added this medical treatment financing option to help prevent our patients with chronic pain from delaying treatment due to financial restrictions. This program also offers special financing options that you may not be able to get with other cards.

You can apply for CareCredit via printed applications available at the Calmare NJ USA clinic or download one here:

You will set up your CareCredit account independently and privately by working with the service directly.

Once your account is established, call us at (201) 933-4440 and we’ll securely add this payment confirmation to your file.

Should you have any questions, call CareCredit toll-free at (800) 677-0718 or visit

Click here to read FAQs regarding CareCredit.

Preparing for Your Calmare Therapy

Before the end of the year, we will be welcoming many new patients to Calmare Therapy here in New Jersey who are traveling here from nearby New Jersey to as far away as South America, Sweden, South Africa and Australia.

Patients generally treat for a minimum of 10 sessions, one per business day, lasting about 35 minutes, on average. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible, from your first visit to your last.

  1. Fill out your New Patient Forms in advance. Forward them to us by fax (201-933-8159) or scan and email to
  2. Digitally sent or bring copies of lab and x-rays (EEG, MRI, CT scans, EMG) for our pre-treatment study).
  3. Medications in Use At least one month prior to beginning treatment, reconfirm that Dr. Cooney is fully aware of all the current medications you are using. There are some medications which may interfere with the brain's pain receptors.
  4. Refrain from using skin lotions or oils 24-hours before each treatment.
  5. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring some entertainment to occupy you during each treatment.
  6. Consider keeping a journal about your experience and discuss how you feel each day during therapy.
  7. Make hotel reservations well in advance. We provide a list of lodging options which have received high marks from patients.
  8. Focus on nutrition and hydration. By fueling your body with hydration, you are setting a course for an optimal treatment outcome.
  9. Find ways to help relax your mind and body. Traveling is challenging even when you feel great–it can be exhausting and painful when you are battling pain. Gather items of comfort–slippers, pillows, scented items and keep them in a handy bag on the plane or in the car with you.
  10. Plan to rest after therapy, particularly the first week of treatment.
  11. Don’t be nervous!  The treatments are non-invasive and have no side effects.

We received a great question from a family coming to New Jersey for Calmare scrambler therapy next week from California–

“What should we bring?

Of the hundreds of posts we’ve published since we introduced Calmare in 2011, we’ve never shared a list of suggested items to bring with you:

Fear not--with our patients' help, we've assembled several things that we hope will make your trip, your treatment and your stay in New Jersey/New York City area as comfortable as possible.

Click here for our recommendations: 

Congratulations!  You have completed your scrambler  therapy treatment protocol. Now that you have less pain, or are pain-free, your quality of life is about to improve.

After you are home, however, it is important to follow our post-treatment protocol, which we have outlined below.

If you have any questions or concerns after your therapy, always feel free to reach to us:

Check out our FAQs

You can also email our friendly and efficient team at and we’ll answer your questions in 48 hours or less. If your question is urgent, call our clinic at (201) 933-4440.

Dr. Cooney at Calmare personally consults with every potential scrambler therapy patient.

Reach out for a no-fee phone or video consultation with our clinical director this week!

Learn more about Calmare scrambler therapy on these pages and then discuss your case directly with Dr. Michael Cooney.