COVID-19 Information

Due to high volumes, the ANMC COVID-19 Testing Sites are currently experiencing delays. Please wait for the confirmation text message before proceeding to the testing site. Thank you for your patience.

All ANMC patients and members of their household can be seen at our campus testing sites. Unless necessary for a medical procedure or travel, testing is not recommended for those with no symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.

The drive-thru lanes for COVID-19 Testing at ANMC have a new traffic pattern to help with the increased number of vehicles. Please be aware and drive with caution when entering the site. Patients should register for a test in advance at A text message will be sent to you when the testing site is ready for you to proceed. High numbers of people getting COVID-19 tests are leading to longer than usual wait times for text message confirmation. Please use the registration form only once per patient.

In order to minimize rescheduling or canceling surgical procedures due to receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis for COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Anchorage, ANMC is strongly encouraging all patients, regardless of their vaccination status, to get tested prior to traveling to Anchorage (if testing is available in your area). When pre-travel testing is not available, ANMC will continue to conduct a test upon arrival in Anchorage, if the patient’s arrival is 12 hours or more before the procedure and during testing site hours. This also helps ensure a patient’s procedure does not have to be rescheduled and the patient has to stay in quarantine in Anchorage until their infection period has passed.

  • For those who are comfortable conducting their own nasal swab, please proceed to 4141 Ambassador Drive for the entrance to the drive-thru self-swab testing site (*new as of 11/2/20)
  • For those who would like someone to perform the test, proceed to the walk-up testing site at 4043 Tudor Center Drive (*new location as of 01/13/21*).
  • Drive-thru testing site hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday-Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Saturdays. (updated hours as of October 12)
  • Walk-up testing site hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.; Sunday-Friday. It is closed on Saturdays.
  • On Monday, January 17, the drive-thru testing site will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. There are no changes to the walk up location schedule.

Additional information about COVID-19 Testing at ANMC.

If you are not in Anchorage, please visit the State testing site locator page to find a testing location near you.

ANTHC and our staff at the Alaska Native Medical Center have precautions in place to protect our hospital community and the Alaska Tribal Health System from COVID-19. We are working with state and local public health officials to obtain and share the most current information.

COVID-19 Testing at ANMC

Testing is available in Anchorage for people eligible to receive care at ANMC.

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Information about COVID-19 vaccines

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines to make informed decisions for you and your family.

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COVID-19 treatment Information

Information about available COVID-19 treatments that have been deemed safe and appropriate for use at this time. Studies are ongoing and patients should talk to their health care provider about available treatment options if you have COVID-19. 

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Patient appointments and ANMC information

Clinic services, pharmacy refills and temporary visitor restrictions.

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For health providers and Tribal partners

Information for caring for patients.

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CISM Support

ANTHC’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team is here to support individuals or groups.

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Donate masks and other items

Your homemade masks can help protect our hospital patients.

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health tips

Tips for you, your home and maintaining your health.

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If you have symptoms or exposure to COVID-19:

If you or a family member have symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus, you should:

  • Remain home and call your primary care provider. Calling ahead helps to determine the most appropriate care.
  • Refrain from visiting hospital emergency departments, urgent care or outpatient clinics to avoid spreading the virus. If you need to visit the ANMC Emergency Department with symptoms, call ahead for procedures to limit exposure to others at (907) 729-1729.
  • If you need immediate medical care, call 911 or your local emergency responders.
  • Additional recommendations from the CDC here.