COVID-19 Testing Locations

If you are seeking COVID-19 testing, please read through the information below. COVID-19 testing is being conducted at UP Health System – Bell in Ishpeming for those that meet the following criteria and/or who may need testing for travel purposes:

  • Patients experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Patients who have had a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The CDC defines exposure as being within 6 feet of a confirmed positive COVID-19 person for longer than 15 minutes. Testing is only accurate if conducted at least 5 days after exposure to the person who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Patients who are required to obtain proof of COVID-19 testing results for travel purposes. This is a fee-for-service test. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine if the cost of testing is covered. Please check with your airline to determine testing requirements. UPHS - Marquette Laboratory performs a TMA Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), with results received in 2-3 business days.

Appointment Required

If you wish to be tested for COVID-19, an appointment is required. Please call ahead to make an appointment. When arriving for your appointment, please follow the signs for the testing area and remain in your vehicle.

UP Health System - Bell

901 Lakeshore Dr.
Ishpeming, MI 49849

PHONE: 906.485.2749
FAX: 906.485.2796
HOURS: Monday - Friday | 1:00 - 3:00 pm


UP Health System - Bell is taking every precaution to keep patients and staff safe to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please note that UP Health System, including our Emergency Department, is unable to provide medical advice over the phone and recommends you contact your healthcare provider for specific COVID-19 related questions.