Limited Visitation at the Alaska Native Medical Center

July 31, 2021


The health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is our top priority and we are working to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and to reduce the risk of infection and exposure, we are limiting visitors to our inpatient units and emergency department.

Effective August 2, there are no visitors permitted in the Emergency Department or to our inpatient units.

The goal of this limitation to visitors in the hospital is to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 so that our patient’s healing can be as fast as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.

Below is a grid to view visitation for different areas on our campus:

Clinical locationVisitor Guidelines
Outpatient Specialty ClinicsOne adult support person may accompany patients needing assistance during an outpatient clinic visit. If needed, minors and adult patients with a legal guardian may have more than one parent/guardian present for an appointment. 
Emergency DepartmentNo visitors, except: 
-Pediatric patients may have two parents or guardians visiting at one time;
-Patients receiving End of Life/Palliative Care may have one visitor at a time if the patient does not test positive for COVID-19 and is not under investigation for having COVID-19
-Adult patients with a court-appointed legal guardian may have ONE guardian visiting at a time
Outpatient Surgery: Day of SurgeryOne adult support person until the patient is taken to preop
Outpatient Surgery: Pre/Post Op AreasOne parent or legal guardian for peds patients; One legal guardian for adult patients
Outpatient Surgery: At DischargeSurgical staff to contact caregiver to coordinate discharge location and instructions
Adult Inpatient UnitsNo visitors, except:
-Patients receiving End of Life/Palliative Care may have one visitor at a time if the patient does not test positive or is under investigation for COVID-19
-Adult patients with a court-appointed legal guardian may have one guardian visiting at a time
PediatricsTwo parents or guardians
OB TriageNo visitors
L&D/Post PartumOne support person
COVID + AdultsNo visitors
COVID + PedsOne parent or guardian

Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our patients and staff healthy!


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