Express Care

At UP Health System - Portage Express Care, we provide services for acute illnesses and injuries for patients of all ages.  We are conveniently open daily and treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Express Care is staffed by skilled and friendly health care providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

We have two convenient locations: Houghton and Calumet.

Common conditions we treat at Express Care

  • Back pain
  • Cough
  • Ear cleaning
  • Ear pain/pressure
  • Eye discharge
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Influenza testing
  • Influenza vaccines
  • Minor burn
  • Minor bites
  • Minor injury or wound
  • Minor/mild skin infections
  • Minor wound care
  • Pregnancy test
  • Rash
  • Runny nose/sinus
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sports screenings and exams (high school and middle school)
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat testing
  • Suture/staple removal
  • Tetanus vaccines
  • Toothache
  • Urinary tract infection/Bladder infection

How much does an appointment cost?

For a flat fee of $55, medical professionals will provide services pertaining to: cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, sinus, toothache, earache, ear pressure, headache, urinary complaint, seasonal allergies, pregnancy test, minor injury, minor burn, eye discharge, rash, bites, and back pain.

Additional charges apply for sports screenings, medications and procedures, such as injections, lacerations or wound care, etc. Please ask the provider for additional pricing information.

How long will I wait to see a provider?

Most visits take a relatively short period of time. We appreciate your patience and pledge to provide prompt, effective and professional care.

Since we don’t take appointments, it’s difficult to predict how long you will have to wait to be seen by a provider. Although we treat patients on a first-come, first-served basis, patients with severe breathing problems, who are bleeding or who may have life-threatening medical conditions will be seen first.

Express Care - Calumet  (X-Ray Service available)

56720 Calumet Ave,
Calumet, MI 49913
(906) 481-8952

Hours of Operation

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on holidays (Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)

Express Care - Houghton

921 W Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Seven days a week 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on holidays (Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)