Community COVID-19 testing locations

Maia Barnhart, Lode Writer

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, some students are wondering where they can get tested. There are multiple testing facilities available for students and non-students. This information was taken directly from the sites for these locations regarding their testing procedures.

 

On campus – Datolite Room of the MUB 

Students don’t need appointments at this facility. They must bring their student ID. No proof of insurance is required. COVID-19 testing is available on-demand Tuesdays and Thursday until Dec. 17. This facility will not be open Nov. 22–26, the week of Thanksgiving break.

 

Walgreens – 1007 Memorial Road, Houghton, MI, 49931 

Appointments are required here. Call 906-231-8007 to make an appointment. Testing available for limited patients. Patients cannot enter the building, so students can drive up and be tested from the comfort of their car. They may also buy goods through the window when going to your appointment. 

 

UPHS Express Care – 921 W Sharon Ave, Houghton, MI, 49931

No appointments are necessary here. Individuals must bring proof of insurance as well as ID. Benefits of this facility are that students can drive up and be tested from the comfort of their car; there is no need to enter the building. 

 

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department – 821 Water Street, Hancock, MI, 49931 

No appointment necessary here. This is a free COVID-19 testing facility open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. No proof of insurance required. 

 

UGL/UPHS – 500 Campus Drive, Hancock, MI, 49930

Testing available for all patients, but they must first acquire a referral and schedule an appointment. Students can call 906-483-1000 to make an appointment.