UP Civic - Services - The Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Transport: the Upper Peninsula offers a variety of transit options
    • UP Transit: Outlines options for Upper Peninsula transit via land, water, and air; bus, UP transit authorities, ship, boat, ferry, rail, and air
    • MDOT: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • DTE Energy: MichCon; delivers natural gas to communities throughout Michigan; MichCon is a subsidiary of DTE Energy headquartered in Detroit
    • Edison Sault: Edison Sault Electric Company; serves eastern UP
    • UPPCO Power: Upper Peninula Power Company; electric utility which serves approximately customers in two-thirds of the UP; corporate headquarters Houghton; a WPS Resources Com
    • WPS Energy: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation; a natural gas and electric utility serving northeastern and central Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan
    • We Energy: We Energies; trade name for Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas Company; provides gas and electric service to customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; unit of Wisconsin Energy Corporation
    • Planning E UP: Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission
    • Planning W UP: Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region; planning organization for western counties Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon
  • Human: Health and human services; you can call 211 in the UP to locate health and human service information
    • Employment: Michigan Department of Career Development; statewide network of Michigan Works! Service Centers for job seekers
    • Health HCN: Upper Peninsula Health Care Network; a collaboration of hospitals of the UP
    • Health OSF: Oder of St Francis; St Francis Hospital, Escanaba; UP site of OSF HealthCare System, a comprehensive, integrated network of health care facilities, affiliates and a member primary care physician and mid-level provider group known as OSF Medical Group
    • Health Veterans: Iron Mountain Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Veterans Affairs Great Lakes Health Care System, Iron Mountain; primary care in Iron Mountain, and clinics at towns throughout the UP: Hancock, Menominee, Ironwood, Sault Saint Marie, and Marquette; and Rhinelander, Wisconsin
    • UPHS: UP Health System; hospitals Bell and Portage, with the tertiary care of Marquette, a Duke LifePoint hospital,
    • UPCAP Services: The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Services, Inc.; works to serve the 15 Upper Peninsula counties as a regional economic and human resource development and planning organization; established in 1961 by the County Boards of Commissioners of the 15 counties of Michigan's Upper Peninsula; operates 211 health and human service information phone line
    • Yooper Aid: Directory of human services available in UP counties; areas include child care, protective services, mental health, substance abuse, transportation
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
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