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Joy Cruz, APRN

Joy Cruz, APRN

Urgent Care

Maria Joy Cruz is an APRN in the Health First NOW Urgent Care in Melbourne. After serving 20 years with Health First, Joy joined the Urgent Care facility in August 2012. She joined Health First as an RN serving ten years in the Emergency Room at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center. She then provided nursing care for Brevard Health Alliance, Health First Home Care, and the Health First Aging Institute. She has six years of Pain Management experience. She also was an RN at the Henry Ford Hospital Emergency Room in Detroit.

She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her Master in Nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Florida.

Joy grew up in Southfield, MI, moving to Melbourne in 1986. She is active in her church, and enjoys playing golf.

Practice Information

Office Location

  • Health First Medical Group
  • 1223 Gateway Drive
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Phone: 321.725.4505


New patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointments to complete all paperwork. They should bring their insurance cards, a government-issued photo ID, and lists of their medicines and any prior operations. Co-pays and any outstanding balances are due at the time of each visit. Generally, operations or procedures won't take place on the first visit.


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