MI Travel Points Testing Program Expands to New Buffalo Welcome Center

Michigan’s robust campaign to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has expanded the new Travel Points Testing Program to the New Buffalo Welcome Center as well as the center in Clare.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and select Michigan airports, announced this morning the expansion of the Travel Points Testing program to those additional welcome centers in Clare and New Buffalo – bringing antigen COVID-19 testing to locations with high volumes of travel.

The two new sites are in addition to the currently operating testing sites at the Dundee and Monroe Welcome Centers.

Welcome Centers (open daily Monday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm):

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  • Dundee Welcome Center (US 23): US 23 Mile Marker 8, Petersburg.
  • Monroe
  • New Buffalo
  • Clare
  • Coldwater (Open starting May 12th)

Airport

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), 727 Fly Don’t Dr., Traverse City. Hours: Wednesdays 2-10 pm, Fridays noon to 8 pm, and Sundays 3-11 pm.

Insurance is not required, and results can be obtained via text, email or uploaded to the traveler’s patient portal.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy for Health at the MDHHS, says, “We know one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of COVID-19 is robust testing,” while adding, “Offering quick and convenient testing at points of entry and high travel in Michigan will help keep travelers and Michiganders safe. If you are engaging in any travel, we encourage you to take advantage of this testing when you re-enter or travel across the state.”

Additional sites will be announced as they are confirmed.

To learn more about coronavirus and related resources in Michigan, you can visit http://Michigan.gov/Coronavirus. Additional information about MDHHS’s antigen pop-up testing is also available online.