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If you have symptoms or exposure to COVID-19: If you or a family member has flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath), 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 ...


The Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award is granted annually by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in two categories, individual and organization. Recipients are recognized for outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of BPS board certification of pharmacists. The award was recently presented to ANMC by Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Lawson stated that ANMC was unanimously selected as the 2020 winner for their work to advance health care by promoting ...


Photo above: Stop the Bleed training attendees at Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue practice packing a wound. Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after injury. In an emergency, someone can bleed to death in as little as three minutes with no intervention. In rural Alaska, the reality of this hits hard, as the isolated locations and lack of medically trained first responders can be a big factor. In many rural Alaska communities, first responders are often your friends ...


Crystal Duncan, Tlingit and an enrolled member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, was recently hired as ANTHC’s Regional Liaison for SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). After spending time at ANTHC’s offices in Anchorage learning about the ANTHC resources available, Duncan has returned to Sitka to support patients in her region. Duncan is located on the SEARHC campus in Sitka at 223 Tongass Drive (small house across from Mount Edgecumbe Medical Center). ANTHC’s wide range of services can make ...


If you have been to the ANMC hospital recently, you may have noticed a new collection of signs, graphics and maps throughout the facility. In an effort to ensure easier navigation, colored graphic zones were created to help patients and visitors locate where they need to go while visiting ANMC. The hospital is now divided by color and graphic into the Water (blue) and Mountain (purple) regions. These colors and icons align with the physical locations of nearby water, Cook ...


ANTHC offers a specialty clinic, the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC, for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting Anchorage. The Walk-in Clinic at ANMC is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: medication refills vaccinations fever school and Dept. of Transportation physicals sinus and ear infections sore throats and colds cuts and ...