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 open 7 days a week: Houghton and Calumet. Telehealth appointments are available at both locations.

Express Care - Calumet  (X-Ray Service available)

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

Hours of Operation

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Seven days a week

9:00 am – 2:00 pm on holidays (Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)

DOT Physicals and Drug Testing Available

DOT physicals and drug testing are now offered at Calumet Express Care. Please call 906.481.8952 for more details or to schedule an appointment. Learn more about our Occupational Medicine services....

Express Care - Houghton

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

Hours of Operation

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Seven days a week

9:00 am – 2:00 pm on holidays (Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)

COVID-19 Testing Information

If you are seeking COVID-19 testing, please read through the information below. COVID-19 testing is being conducted at both Express Care locations in Houghton and Calumet for those that meet the following criteria and/or who may need testing for travel purposes

  • Patients experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
    • Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea 
  • Patients who have had a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The CDC defines exposure as being within 6 feet of a confirmed positive COVID-19 person for longer than 15 minutes. Testing is only accurate if conducted at least 5 days after exposure to the person who tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Patients who are required to obtain proof of COVID-19 testing results for travel purposes. This is a fee-for-service test. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine if the cost of testing is covered. Please also check with your airline to determine testing requirements. Options include:
    • A rapid antigen test, with results received in 15 minutes.
    • Or, a PCR test, with results received in 2-3 business days.
  • Patients who wish to be screened in Houghton should park in the Express Care Houghton parking lot and call 906.483.1777 to let staff know you arrived. 
  • Patients who wish to be screened in Calumet should drive around the back of the Express Care Calumet building and call 906.481.8952 to let staff know you arrived. 
  • The COVID-19 testing is billed to insurance. 
  • No appointment is necessary.

Common conditions we treat at Express Care

  • Back pain
  • Bug bites
  • 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 strains and sprains
  • 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
  • Tick bites
  • Toothache
  • Urinary tract infection/Bladder infection

How much does an appointment cost?

We accept patients with or without insurance. For your convenience, Express Care offers a discount to those patients who choose to pay in full for their first visit at the time of service.

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.