Patient appointment and ANMC information
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. ANMC is prepared to treat and control the spread of infectious disease and is continuing to prepare to protect all ANMC patients.
Temporary hospital visitor policy
We care deeply about the well-being of our patients, their families, and loved ones. To reduce the risk of infection and exposure, we are limiting visitors in our inpatient units and emergency department. (Updated December 3, 2021)
Effective December 6, visitation guidelines at ANMC have been updated. We continue to limit visitors to protect the health of our patients and staff. Current visitation guidelines are listed below:
Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our patients and staff healthy!
Current ANMC clinic status
ANMC Specialty Clinics are open and seeing patients.
|Specialty Clinic||Notes||Phone number|
|Diabetes Program||(907) 729-1125|
|Ear, Nose & Throat||(907) 729-1400|
|Emergency Department & Trauma||907) 729-1729|
|General Surgery||(907) 729-2700|
|Hepatitis & Liver Disease Program||(907) 729-1560 or 1-800-655-4837|
|Internal Medicine – General Medicine||(907) 729-1500 or 1-800-655-4837|
|Maternal-Fetal Medicine||(907) 729-1779|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||(907) 729-3200|
|Oncology & Hematology||(907) 729-1180|
|Pain Management||(907) 729-2525|
|Palliative Care||(907) 729-1112|
|Physical Therapy||(907) 729-1249|
|Pulmonology Clinic, Sleep Center|
and Pulmonary Function Lab
|Walk-in Clinic||(907) 729-1500|
Testing before a surgical procedure
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.
If you are in need of a medication refill, please use the following:
- Have your medication mailed out by contacting the Medication Refill Hotline at (907) 729-2117
- Curbside Pickup:
- Contact the Pharmacy at (907) 729-4172 to arrange a pickup of your medications
- Contact Primary Care Center at (907) 729-3300 to speak with an Integrated Pharmacist
How we’re keeping patients and staff safe when on campus
At the Alaska Native Medical Center, we’ve been busy continuing to care for our people during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also made some changes since your last visit.
The next time you visit our campus, be aware:
- All patients are screened at the door and asked to wear face coverings. Please bring yours with you.
- Staff are wearing face coverings at all times.
- Clinic waiting room spaces are rearranged to ensure proper physical distancing.
- The rotunda remains closed and other public seating areas are limited.
- Seating in the cafeteria and other dining locations are closed to the public, but food options are available on campus for patients traveling to ANMC for care.
- High-touch surfaces are frequently disinfected beyond regular cleaning processes and replaced when possible.
- No visitors are permitted, other than critical exceptions.
Other patient and staff precautions
- Telehealth visits are offered whenever possible.
- Out of an abundance of caution, staff are now able to be tested for COVID-19 every 7 days, even if they don’t have symptoms.
- Patients admitted to the hospital will be tested for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.
- Patients with symptoms can receive a referral for COVID-19 testing by calling the Walk-in Clinic at (907) 729-1500.
- Housing and transportation options have been limited.
Other ANTHC programs
Many ANTHC in-person programs and services are canceled. Programs may be available for video or phone consultation. Please contact the program for more information.