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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 ...


Missing out on regular activities is a common story across Alaska. As we begin to put dates back on our calendars, remember to put your health care appointments back in too. Chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure don’t take a break during a pandemic. Children still need their well-child visits and immunizations to be protected from diseases. Cancer can still spread undetected and heart attacks can still strike. Your health is important. Protect it now and in the ...


Understanding the COVID-19 virus can be confusing and difficult as we continually learn about this virus and how it can be passed along within our communities. This means that the information we have about the virus and how it can be detected with testing and prevention measures can change over time as we learn more. Here is what we know about the risks from COVID-19: Like the flu virus, COVID-19 can affect some people more severely than others.COVID-19 can spread ...


ANTHC expanded our testing capabilities and we urge you to seek testing if you have any symptoms that might suggest COVID-19. COVID-19 has not yet reached Alaska in great numbers. We have a chance to take action and slow this virus in our communities. To achieve this, we must detect infections early. COVID-19 may begin with mild common cold symptoms: cough, runny nose, headache and sore throat. These respiratory symptoms can also become more severe with fever, body aches and ...


The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of stress and anxiety in communities around the world. We understand this can be a very stressful time for all Alaskans and especially our rural communities, where medical resources and infrastructure are limited due to geographic isolation. If you or a family member is showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), ANTHC recommends getting tested. Earlier this week, ANTHC sent out forty rapid-testing machines and 2,400 coronavirus test kits for use ...


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a disease that affects the respiratory system, which primarily includes your lungs and your ability to breathe. Smokers and people using vape pens or e-cigarettes may have less efficient lungs and may be hit harder by breathing issues resulting from the virus. ANTHC and the State of Alaska have resources available for quitting smoking, vaping and other tobacco product use. Contact the Alaska Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to learn more about free services ...