Northern Express Care, a collaboration between Northern Counties Health Care and North Country Hospital, held its grand opening in Newport on Friday. Located at 137 Main Street, the walk-in care center was an idea that has been in the works for just shy of a year and a half. The doors will officially open to the community today. The demand for express care in Newport was expressed by community members because they wanted more convenient access to healthcare, particularly primary care. Both NCHC and NCH used health need assessments to gather insight from community members. As a result, the express care project was started as an answer to what they heard back.