Access to Care and After Hours Care
We understand that health concerns don’t always keep a regular schedule. Alcona Health Center’s established patients have access to the provider on call evenings, weekends and holidays and we always reserve some same day appointments at each location to make sure you can be seen when you need us!
Acute Care Clinic offered at Alpena Services
Alcona Health Center is now offering “Acute Care” at our Alpena Services facility on US 23 North. This new “Acute Care” clinic is an alternative service that is being offered in place of walk-in services that have been discontinued due to COVID-19. “Acute Care” clinic hours will be offered Monday through Saturday for those who do not have an emergency but need to be seen the same or next day due to illness or injury. In person and telehealth options will both be available. This service is open to all. You do not need to be an established Alcona Health Center patient to access the “Acute Care” clinic hours.
When and Where to Go for Care…
Go to Your Patient Centered Medical Home for Routine Care.
See your healthcare provider for preventative care, disease management, and routine illnesses.
Same day appointments are available for things like fever, flu, sore throat, coughs, injuries such as sprains or cuts, and any care that you need!
For Access to Your Patient Centered Medical Home Evenings, Weekends and Holidays…
If the clinic or location that you are seen at is closed and you have a health concern, call our On-Call Provider. They will provide you with sound medical advice, letting you know if you need to go to the ER or if you should consider other options. Alcona Health Center’s On-Call Provider has 24 hour access to our patient’s medical records.
Afterhours Provider on Call Phone
Northern Locations: (231) 487-5555
- Community Health Center of Northern MI (Harbor Springs)
- Indian River
Southern Locations: (989) 356-7390
- Long Rapids Plaza
- Tiger Extension (at Alcona Elementary)
- Wildcat Clinic (at Lincoln Elementary in Alpena)
Petoskey Child Health Associates: (866) 542-7944
If you need urgent, life-saving care go to the Emergency Room or dial 911 for help!
If you have chest pain, a hard time breathing, seizures, bleeding that won’t stop, are having a mental health crisis, or feel that you are in risk of losing life or limb seek immediate help. If you have a medical or behavioral health emergency dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
If You Receive Care Elsewhere…
If you do go elsewhere for care, please be sure to tell them that you are an Alcona Health Center patient. Receiving a record of that visit allows us to follow up with you. If you have had a recent ER or hospital visit our Care Connector will be in touch with you right away.