HOUGHTON – Phase one of the highly anticipated Portage Health-University Center expansion and renovation is now completed.
This morning the expanded area of the clinic opened for patients in Houghton, including the new lobby area, exam rooms and a complete renovation of the Houghton Apothecary.
“This new facility is wonderful,” said Dr. Bruce Trusock. “The patients and the staff will love it.”
The opening marks the completion of phase one of the project, which included construction of the new space, and marks the beginning of the second phase, which includes renovations to the old clinic.
Phase two should be completed in August, when the entire clinic will be open and a grand opening ceremony will be held.
The $4.3 million project is more than doubling the square footage of the clinic, including doubling the amount of exam rooms and procedure rooms. The expansion will allow for three additional medical providers and a dozen new support positions.
“It will be August before everything is finished, but already the clinic is worth a visit,” Trusock said. “It’s quiet, comfortable and spacious.”
The clinic hours are still the same, 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday. X-ray services and the pharmacy drive-up window are currently unavailable in Houghton. Both will be available mid summer. Currently, x-ray services are being sent to Hancock. Pharmacy delivery is available to most Houghton County residents by calling 483-1818.
Clinic and apothecary customers will park in front of the new entrance, while rehab patients are still asked to use the SDC entrance.