Emergency & Trauma

Emergencies happen without warning. When they happen to you, the role of our Emergency Department is to provide superior care to you and your family.

The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses.

Located in close proximity to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, laboratory and surgery services, we have access to all that we need for efficient medical care.

Since 2007, the UP Health System - Portage Trauma Center has been verified as a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. UP Health System - Portage was the first in the state to earn this designation. As of 2012, UP Health System - Portage was one of just two verified Level 3 Trauma Centers in the state.

Ambulance Services

Aside from our 24-hour emergency department, UP Health System - Portage is actively involved in promptly responding to emergency needs of the community.

Mercy EMS: Co-owned by UP Health System - Portage and Aspirus Keweenaw, Mercy EMS provides emergency transport assistance to the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.