Urgent Care Options

Covenant HealthCare delivers extraordinary urgent care close to home.

When someone in your family needs urgent care, choose the only one in the area where you are sure to receive extraordinary care. Covenant MedExpress, FastCare, and Virtual Urgent Care options give your family fast, high-quality care with the added confidence that comes with being affiliated with Covenant HealthCare. So when you can't see your primary care doctor and it's not serious enough to go to the emergency room, know we are here for you 364 days a year. See what kinds of conditions warrant going to MedExpress, FastCare, or starting a virtual urgent care visit now.

To view wait times for each MedExpress location you can click on the button for the type of visit you need listed below the location.  You will also be able to let us know that you're on your way and complete some of the check-in steps online using MyChart.


Covenant MedExpress

Covenant has five MedExpress locations available to provide urgent care. When you can't see your primary care doctor and it is not serious enough to go to the emergency room, know that MedExpress is available to you 364 days a year. Conditions treated at MedExpress are listed here.

MedExpress Bay City

2919 E. Wilder Road
Bay City, MI 48706
989-671-5700

Check current wait times for this location:

General Urgent Visit
X-Ray/Radiology
Flu Shot

MedExpress Frankenmuth

600 N. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-1320

Check current wait times for this location:

General Urgent Visit
X-Ray/Radiology
Flu Shot

MedExpress Hemlock

16440 Gratiot Road
Hemlock, MI 48626
989-583-0670

Check current wait times for this location:

General Urgent Visit
X-Ray/Radiology
Flu Shot

MedExpress Saginaw - State Street

5570 State Street
Saginaw, MI 48603
989-583-0100

Check current wait times for this location:

General Urgent Visit
X-Ray/Radiology
Flu Shot

MedExpress Saginaw - Pierce Road

Photo of MedExpress Saginaw - Pierce Rd Location

2970 Pierce Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
989-583-0285

Check current wait times for this location:

General Urgent Visit
X-Ray/Radiology
Flu Shot

MedExpress Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Holidays: 9 AM – 3 PM
(Closed Christmas Day)

Laboratory Hours

Lab hours vary by location. Please see the list of lab hours and locations here.


Covenant FastCare at Meijer

Covenant FastCare is convenient, walk-in healthcare from Covenant professionals. Whether you’re a Covenant patient or not, you can drop in and get help ASAP for one flat rate.

FastCare accepts most insurances and your office visit co-pay applies. Have a high-deductible plan or no insurance? A FastCare visit is just $69, including basic labs (listed under on-site testing). Learn more about FastCare here.

Covenant FastCare at Meijer

Photo of FastCare inside Meijer Location

3360 Tittabawassee Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
989-583-0310

Age Restriction: Patients must be 18 months or older. Some age restrictions exist for select services.

FastCare Treatments

  • Allergies (5 years & older)
  • Athlete's foot
  • Bladder infections (females, 12 years & older)
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Cold sores
  • Ear infections
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Laryngitis
  • Minor burns & rashes
  • Minor sunburn
  • Mononucleosis
  • Physicals (sport - middle & high school only)
  • Pinkeye
  • Poison ivy (5 years & older)
  • Ringworm
  • Sinus infections (5 years & older)
  • Sore throat
  • Styes
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Upper respiratory infections

On-site Testing

  • Monospot
  • Pregnancy test
  • Rapid strep
  • TB skin test
  • Urinalysis

FastCare Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
Holidays: 9 am - 3 pm
(Closed Christmas Day)


Covenant Virtual Urgent Care

Covenant Virtual Urgent Care is a convenient way to receive Covenant care wherever you are. If you need treatment for conditions that don't require in-person testing or examination Virtual Urgent Care is a great option that is available for patients over 5 years old. You can use your iOS or Android device, or a computer with a microphone, camera, and speaker to connect with a Covenant provider.

Virtual Urgent Care Visit

Woman with son on a virtual visit using a tablet


Age Restriction: Patients must be 5 or older for virtual urgent care visits.

Virtual Urgent Care Treatments

  • Cough
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Cold sores
  • Head lice
  • Gout
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Laryngitis
  • Minor burns & rashes
  • Minor sunburn
  • Pinkeye
  • Poison ivy
  • Ringworm
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Styes
  • Swimmer's ear

If your visit reason is not listed, you may require an in-person medical evaluation.

Virtual Urgent Care Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Holidays: 10 am - 1 pm
(Closed Christmas Day)



Extraordinary Safety Measures

Covenant HealthCare is taking extraordinary measures to ensure your safety at our five MedExpress locations and our FastCare clinic in the Meijer on Tittabawassee Road. All six locations are still open for you, seven days a week.

To protect our patients, the following safety precautions have been put in place:

Screening of all guests. Before anyone is allowed into any of our urgent care centers, they are asked a series of screening questions related to COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure, etc.

Masks for all guests and staff. Anyone that enters one of our urgent care centers will be required to wear a mask. You may bring one from home, or we will provide one for you. All Covenant doctors and staff members wear masks, too.

Safe waiting-room options. If there is a wait before an exam room is available, you have three safe options:

  • Wait in our socially distanced waiting rooms: In both our MedExpress and FastCare locations, we have removed some seating from our waiting rooms so that the remaining seats are safely spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wait in your car: If you prefer, after your screening you may wait in your car and we will text you when your room is ready (MedExpress locations only).

Continuous disinfection. All rooms in our urgent care locations are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a bleach solution between patients and every two hours throughout the day.

Visitor restrictions. We strongly encourage patients to come alone to urgent care if it is at all possible. If you are not feeling well enough to come in alone, you may bring one healthy visitor with you. Children may be accompanied by one healthy parent. All visitors will be screened at the entrance and must wear a mask.

Urgent care is not only a valuable healthcare option for non-emergencies like ear infections, sprains or allergic reactions, it’s a great first step if you’re unsure whether you need emergency care. Our urgent care staff will evaluate your injury or illness, then either treat you or call ahead to the Covenant Emergency Care Center for you.

NOTE: If you are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor or our COVID-19 hotline (989.583.3135) BEFORE coming to any urgent care location. Your doctor or our hotline staff will give you instructions based on your symptoms and level of exposure. (For more information, see our COVID-19 FAQ page.)



Family Physician Office
MedExpress works with your personal physician. A complete report of your visit will be sent directly to your primary care physician within 24 hours of your visit. If you do not already have a primary care physician, we can help you locate one that's convenient for you. Or click here to Find a Physician.

Billing
MedExpress is a lower-cost alternative to an emergency room visit. We accept most insurance plans. See University Health Center information for UHC/student billing.

Should I go to the Emergency Room or to Urgent Care?

Emergency Room

The Covenant Emergency Care Center is available 24/7 for emergency medical care. If you have serious, life-threatening symptoms or injuries you will want to seek treatment at the Emergency Care Center. Some examples of serious conditions would include:

  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Loss of consciousness or speech
  • Limb numbness
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Head or neck injury
  • Seizures
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Overdoses
  • Child abuse
  • Assault including rape
  • Bleeding/cramping in pregnancy
  • Infants less than 6 weeks of age
  • High fever especially in children under 8 weeks of age

Covenant Emergency Care Center

900 Cooper
Saginaw, MI 48602

Directions


Urgent Care

Covenant MedExpress, FastCare, and Virtual Urgent Care are great options when you need care quickly for conditions that are serious, but not life-threatening conditions. There are five Covenant MedExpress locations that are available to treat a variety of conditions, with the availability of imaging and diagnostics and laboratory testing if necessary. Covenant FastCare is walk-in care for patients 18 mos and older* that require an in-person examination for certain conditions, flu shots and sports physicials. Covenant Virtual Urgent Care is available for patients 5 years and up and is great for conditions that don't require an in-person examination.

MedExpress
Treatments

  • Respiratory virus and flu
  • Ear, sinus and throat infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Mild to moderate dehydration
  • Mild to moderate asthma
  • Rashes and allergic reactions
  • Sprains, strains and simple fractures
  • Minor burns and cuts
  • Mild injuries
  • Animal and insect bites/stings
  • Eye injuries/pink eye
  • Sports injuries

Board Certified providers including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are available to see you. MedExpress locations offer lab services, walk-in x-ray and use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and medical technology.

Flu shots and sports physicals are also performed for your convenience.

FastCare
Treatments

  • Allergies (5 years & older)
  • Athlete's foot
  • Bladder infections (females, 12 years & older)
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Cold sores
  • Ear infections
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Laryngitis
  • Minor burns & rashes
  • Minor sunburn
  • Mononucleosis
  • Physicals (sport - middle & high school only)
  • Pinkeye
  • Poison ivy (5 years & older)
  • Ringworm
  • Sinus infections (5 years & older)
  • Sore throat
  • Styes
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Upper respiratory infections

Flu shots and sports physicals are also performed for your convenience.

Virtual Urgent Care

  • Cough
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Cold sores
  • Head lice
  • Gout
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Laryngitis
  • Minor burns & rashes
  • Minor sunburn
  • Pinkeye
  • Poison ivy
  • Ringworm
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Styes
  • Swimmer's ear