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Masks or face coverings are required to enter our facilities. To learn more, click on the Covid-19 Alerts page.

COVID-19 ALERTS!

Special Covid-19 Alert Page – Please check back frequently for updated information…

 

Covid-19 Drive Up Testing Information

Alcona Health Center is offering Drive Up Covid-19 Testing in several counties in Northern Michigan.  Testing at all locations requires a referral from a medical provider and is by appointment only.   Specific details for each testing site are listed by location below.  Please read the Patient Swab Collection Directions and watch the demonstration video prior to your appointment. Both are listed lower on this page. 

ALCONA COUNTY-

Location: Alcona Health Center parking lot, 177 N. Barlow Rd, Lincoln, MI

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 2pm-4pm by appointment only (and with a health care provider referral)

Testing Categories: High Priority, Priority, and Permissible

Phone: Alcona Health Center patients and those without a health care provider call (989) 736-8157 ext. 9819.  Those who receive care elsewhere contact your provider directly.

ALPENA COUNTY – 

Location: Alcona Health Center parking lot, 1185 US 23N., Alpena, MI (Use US 23 N entrance)

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 10am – 12pm by appointment only (and with a health care provider referral)

Testing Categories: High Priority, Priority, and Permissible

Phone: Alcona Health Center patients and those without a health care provider call (989) 356-4049 ext. 3832.  Those who receive care elsewhere contact your provider directly.

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY-

Location: Cheboygan County Fairgrounds, 204 E. Lincoln Ave, Cheboygan, MI

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 2pm-4pm by appointment only (and with a health care provider referral)

Testing Categories: High Priority, Priority, and Permissible

Phone: Alcona Health Center patients and those without a health care provider call (231) 627-7118 ext. 2186.  Those who receive care elsewhere contact your provider directly.

IOSCO COUNTY-

Location: Alcona Health Center parking lot, 5671 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda, MI (Use Glennie Rd entrance.)

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 2pm-4pm by appointment only (and with a health care provider referral)

Testing Categories: High Priority, Priority, and Permissible

Phone: Alcona Health Center patients and those without a health care provider call (989)739-2550 ext. 1165.  Those who receive care elsewhere contact your provider directly.

 

Drive Up Covid-19 Testing Instructions-

Please read these instructions Patient Swab Collection Directions and watch the video before your drive up test.

 

What Priority Level Am I?

For more information on the priority level categories as established by the State of Michigan click here – MDHHS COVID-19 Test Prioritization Criteria

Healthcare Provider Documents-

ProviderLetter Alcona Testing Site

ProviderLetter Alpena Testing Site

ProviderLetter Cheboygan Testing Site

ProviderLetter Iosco Testing Site

PUI_Quest Order Form

Other COVID-19 Updates…

Patient Safety –  Alcona Health Center is adapting some new practices due to COVID-19.   We have implemented a front door SCREENING program for anyone who enters the facility. This screening involves brief questions regarding your medical condition. We ask that only essential people accompany the patient to the clinic and that everyone wears a mask or face cover for the entire time of the visit.  (Children under two should not wear a mask.)  Please adhere to social distancing rules of staying 6 ft apart from others while in our buildings and on our campus.

TELEHEALTH appointments are available for both medical and behavioral health services.  In many cases, you can see your healthcare provider without leaving the comfort of your home and without coming through the clinic doors.  We also have implemented secure wifi hotspots and access to tablet devices for patients who wish to utilize telehealth appointments but who would otherwise not have access to a device or the internet.  This is option is already available at most locations and will soon be expanding to others!  Please phone the location nearest you for more information or to schedule a telehealth appointment.

Walk In Services are temporarily discontinued, but same day appointments are available!  This includes Saturday appointments for acute needs at our Alpena Services location.  Please phone us for same day appointments.

DENTAL SERVICES hours have temporarily changed to treat emergent cases only by appointment.  Please phone us if you have an urgent dental need.

Our PHARMACIES are open and are taking extra steps to ensure proper social distancing and patient safety.  Our Alpena location requests that patients use the drive thru option only at this time for increased safety.  If you are unable to use the drive thru, phone us and we can make special arrangements.

Other Resources…

COVID-19 HOTLINE: The State of MI has established a hotline to answer questions, daily from 8am to 5pm at (888)535-6136

COVID-19 Mental Health Warm Line: The State of MI warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma. Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

State of MI COVID-19 resources webpage

CDC Corona Virus webpage