COVID-19 Testing – Available at ALL Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Locations Call 844-947-4854 to schedule a COVID-19 test.
Anyone wishing to be tested for COVID-19 is welcome to contact their local Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) directly or call 844-947-4854 to schedule an appointment. The COVID-19 test being used in this situation is a nasal cavity swab that only takes a few minutes to complete. The time it takes to receive test results is generally a few days, but may vary based on volume.
Individuals wishing to be tested are encouraged to contact their insurance company directly to learn what COVID-19 related expenses may be covered during the pandemic.
Patients who are uninsured are encouraged to apply for UGL’s sliding fee scale. For more information, please visit https://uglhealth.org/sliding-fee/.
Drive Through Testing – Houghton
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide a COVID-19 drive through test site in Houghton available to all community members currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone wishing to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms may call toll free number 844-947-4854. A representative will ask a few screening questions to determine if the caller is a candidate to receive a COVID-19 test from the convenience of their vehicle. Individuals who screen positive will be asked to provide some personal information, including their consent for treatment, to complete the pre-registration process. Once received, an appointment for the drive through test will be scheduled. Additionally, individuals will need to provide the color, make and model of their vehicle for identification purposes.
Drive through testing services are being provided by Upper Great Lakes Houghton Family Health Center. The drive through test site, located on Michigan Technological University's campus at the Gates Tennis Center, will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. COVID-19 drive through test screenings and appointments are only available by phone. Individuals participating in drive through testing must present and remain in their vehicle during the appointment.
The COVID-19 test being used in this situation is a nasal cavity swab that only takes a few minutes to complete. Currently, test results are received within 4-6 days. However, this may vary as the volume of tests taken may significantly increase over the next few weeks. Drive through testing will be schedule on a first-come, first-served basis initially serving 30 individuals per day. Adjustments may be made to accommodate more individuals daily pending public interest and the availability of supplies and equipment.
Please click on any of the links below to access national, state and regional information regarding COVID-19. As developments occur, new and revised information will be available through these resources.
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- State of Michigan Local Health Department
- MDHHS General Fact Sheet - English
- MDHHS General Fact Sheet - Spanish
- COVID-19 Return to Work Guide for UGL Staff
COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Pricing
In accordance with section 3202 of the CARES Act, UGL is required to publicize the cash price for the COVID-19 diagnostic test.
Cash prices for services associated with COVID-19 testing are as follows:
$87.50 – Diagnostic Test (Lab)
$37.00 – Specimen Collection
$117.00 – Exam
$241.50 – Anticipated total cash price may vary pending what, if any, additional services may be provided during the patient’s appointment.
Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company directly to learn what COVID-19 related expenses may be covered during the pandemic.
Patients who are uninsured are encouraged to apply for UGL’s sliding fee scale. For more information, please visit: https://uglhealth.org/sliding-fee/.
- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a statewide hotline to respond to health-related questions about coronavirus disease: 1-888-535-6136.
- The hotline is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) After Hours Services
- A provider is on call for the clinics after hours, on weekends and during holidays. For urgent after hours needs in Marquette, Menominee or Iron Counties call (906) 372-3025 or in Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon Counties call (906) 483-1000. In an emergency, go to your local emergency department or dial 911.