Taking precautions against this infection is essential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throw the tissue in the trash), avoid touching any part of your face with unwashed hands, and stay at home if you are sick.

COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. If you are experiencing any kind of respiratory trouble, call your health care provider before coming to Southcentral Foundation or the Alaska Native Medical Center so that phone screening can take place in an effort to minimize transmission of illness. In the case of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to visit the Emergency Department at the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Click on the section’s below to navigate COVID-19 resources available at SCF.

Alaska Native Medical Center COVID-19 Testing – Anchorage, AK

All Alaska Native and American Indian people are eligible to receive care at the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Members of ANMC patient households, ANTHC and SCF employees, and members of their households are eligible for COVID-19 testing. Must have an established chart before arrival for testing. To establish a medical chart, call ANMC Admitting at (907) 729-1395. Pre-register your appointment by visiting http://covid19test.anmc.org/ if you are unable to pre-register online please go to the walk-up testing site to complete registration.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:

COVID-19 Test Site Hours
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sundays and ANTHC holidays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Drive-thru: 4141 Ambassador Drive Anchorage, AK
Walk-up: Bus depot on the first floor of the ANTHC parking garage attached to Patient Housing at 4043 Tudor Centre Drive

Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center – Wasilla, Alaska

The following are eligible to receive COVID-19 tests at VNPCC: Alaska Native and American Indian people eligible to receive care at the Alaska Native Medical Center and ANTHC and SCF employees and members of their households. Only asymptomatic non-beneficiaries household members can receive COVID-19 testing. Must have an established chart before arriving for testing. To establish a medical chart, call ANMC Admitting at (907) 729-1395. To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment, call (907) 631-7800. Upon arrival, follow the signs near the drive-thru and parking test site.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:
Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center
(907) 631-7800
1001 Knik-Goose Bay Rd Wasilla, AK 99654
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center – Sutton, Alaska

Services are available to all members of these communities on a sliding fee scale depending upon both household income and size. Call (907) 631-7665 to schedule your COVID-19 testing appointment. Please wear a mask and call the clinic when you arrive.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:
(907) 631-7665
11495 N. Callison Street Sutton, AK 99674
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

Eklutna Community Clinic COVID-19 Testing – Chugiak, Alaska

Services are available to all members of these communities on a sliding fee scale depending upon both household income and size. Call the clinic at (907) 688-6031 to schedule an appointment. Follow the signs to the designated areas and call the clinic number to let them know you have arrived.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:
(907) 688-6031
26341 Eklutna Village Road Chugiak, AK 99567
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

Upper Kuskokwim Region COVID-19 Testing

All three Upper Kuskokwim Region clinics offers COVID-19 testing to beneficiaries.  Customer-owners who are experiencing symptoms should call their local provider immediately. Customer-owners inquiring about COVID-19 testing will need to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and schedule an appointment for the next available testing day (Monday or Wednesday afternoon). The testing sample will be sent to an Anchorage lab for processing on the next available flight to Anchorage. Results are generally received withing 48 – 72 hours. Customer-owners will be asked to self-quarantine pending their results.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:

McGrath Regional Health Center
(907) 524-3299
P.O. Box 10 McGrath, AK 99627
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

Junior “Doc” Gregory Memorial Clinic
Nikolai Clinic

(907) 293-2328
P.O. Box 9170 Nikolai, AK 99691
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open during lunch

Takotna Clinic
(907) 298-2214
P.O. Box 7530 Takotna, AK 99675
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Open during lunch

St. Paul Health Center COVID-19 Testing – St. Paul, Alaska

St. Paul Health Center offers COVID-19 testing for beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. PCR and rapid (if appropriate) tests are available. To receive a COVID-19 test, call (907) 546-8300 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:
(907) 546-8300
1000 Polovina Turnpike, St Paul, AK 99660
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

The Iliamna Lake Region Clinics COVID-19 Testing

The Iliamna Lake Region Clinics perform tests for beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Both PCR and rapid (if appropriate) test can be done. To receive a test, please call the clinic to schedule an appointment.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:

Nilavena Subregional Health Center
(907) 571-1818
101 Airport Way Iliamna, AK 99606
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

Igiugig Community Health Clinic
(907) 533-3207
4030 Salmon Way Igiugig, AK 99613
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open during lunch

Kokhanok Community Health Clinic
(907)282-2203
P.O. Box 1008 Kokhanok, AK 99606
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m – 4 p.m.
Open during lunch

Nondalton Community Health Clinic
(907) 294-2238
P.O. Box 69 Nondalton, AK 99640
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open during lunch

Pedro Bay Community Health Clinic
(907) 850-2229
P.O. Box 47025 Pedro Bay, AK 99647
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
Open during lunch

Lake Clark Wellness Center
Port Alsworth Health Center

(907) 781-2256
1 Flight Line Rd Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed noon – 1 p.m. during lunch

By appointment only, Southcentral Foundation is offering COVID-19 vaccines for empaneled customer-owners 18 years or older at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center and at the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center. Customer-owners must receive their vaccine where they are empaneled, or where they receive services. If you are 18 years or older, please call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment.

Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, call (907) 729-3300

Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center, call (907) 631-7600

Appointments are required.

SCF rural clinics are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established phases: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, and 3 and state recommendations. The current phase includes frontline health care workers and those 65 years and older. All customer-owners will have the opportunity to receive vaccine in the coming months as supplies increase.

The vaccine must be administered as a two-dose series. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 17 – 21 days after the first, and the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first. One dose will not guarantee protection against the virus, two doses is recommended. Protection starts two weeks after your second dose. You can still get COVID-19 with having the vaccine, but you won’t be as sick as if you didn’t. Vaccines will not give you COVID-19 or give you a positive test if you present side effects after receiving the vaccine. However, you may contract COVID-19 before receiving the vaccine and not know it. For these reasons, safety precautions and measures are still in place to protect the health care workers administering the vaccine and those receiving.

Symptoms such as an achy arm, fatigue, headache, and fever are possible and common after receiving the first dose and indicates the vaccine is working. This should not deter an individual from receiving the second dose. If symptoms such as these are a deterrent for you, please do not seek to receive the first dose, as vaccine is limited and is only effective with completion of the two-dose series.

Due to how the vaccine has to be ordered and thawed the night before administration, it is VERY important you keep your appointment and arrive on time if you are on the schedule to receive vaccine.

The CDC released an online Coronavirus Self-Checker bot named Clara; a resource for individuals deciding whether to seek medical care. Through a series of questions regarding symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and contacts, Clara can make recommendations on how to proceed.

Click the here to view the the CDC’s Self-Checker page

Helpful Videos

Elder Program | Public Service Announcement

Elders are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Southcentral Foundation encourages everyone to reach out to the Elders in your family and neighborhood.

Self Havening

Learn about Self Havening with KJ Worbey, Clinical Director of Employee and Community Support

Dental

(907) 729-2000 – Anchorage, (907) 631-7690 VNPCC

  • Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough dental operations limited to urgent and emergent dental issues until further notice.

Soldier’s Heart

(907) 729-6671

  • Training suspended. Soldier’s Heart employees are available by phone. Learning circles are offered via Zoom.

RAISE

(907) 729-5015

  • RAISE student activities are suspended. The program is currently being held virtually.

Elder Program

(907) 729-6500

  • All Elder gathering and in-person activities have been suspended. Medical transports available and Elder resource specialists are available by phone.

Traditional Healing

(907) 729-4958

  • In-person appointments and activities have been suspended.
  • Services are being provided via phone and online.
  • Tribal doctors will establish a treatment plan with each customer-owner that can be delivered by phone.
  • Services not available by phone will be deferred and a new referral may be required when in-person services resume.
  • Virtual beading classes offered via Zoom.

Massage Therapy/Chiropractic

(907) 729-4320

  • Service delivery for acute injury and pain only.

Acupuncture

(907) 729-4320

  • Open

Audiology

(907) 729-8844 – ASI Audiology, (907) 729-3303 – ANPCC Audiology, (907) 631-7640 – VNPCC Audiology

  • Acute services only
  • Anchorage Native Primary Care Center location closed.

Detox

(907) 729-6690

  • Open

Health Education

(907) 729-2689

  • Community events are suspended. Learning circles are offered via Zoom.

Physical Therapy and Exercise (PT&E)

(907) 729-6683

  • SCF gym and group classes are closed. Virtual exercise classes are available.

Optometry

(907) 729-8500, (907) 631-7640 VNPCC

  • Change to service delivery and will provide only urgent and emergent care only.

Pediatrics Specialty Outpatient

(907) 729-5410

  • Open

Pharmacy

(907) 729-4172

  • Open

Radiology

(907) 729-2299

  • Open

Fast Track

(907) 729-1784

  • Open

OB-GYN

(907) 729-3100

  • Open

Child and Family Services

(907) 729-8880

  • Open

Primary Care

(907) 729-3300

VNPCC

(907) 631-7800

  • Open

Brother Francis

(907) 277-1731

  • Open

Convent House

  • Open

Quyana Club House Clinic

(907) 729-6550

  • Open

HIV Support

(907) 729-3300

  • Open

Alaska Cares

(907) 212-3600

  • Open

Home Visiting Team

(907) 729-2490

  • Service delivery via phone and virtual delivery.

Nutaqsaviik

(907) 729-2490

  • Service delivery via phone and virtual delivery.

Waiver Care

(907) 729-6365

  • Service delivery via phone and virtual delivery.

Outpatient Services in Fireweed Clinic, Child and Family Developmental Clinic and VNPCC Behavioral Health

  • In person visits will only be for high-risk customer-owners.
  • Services are being delivered via phone.
  • New customer-owners served via phone.
  • Learning circles suspended

Four Directions

(907) 729-6300

  • Clinicians will establish a new plan with each individual customer-owner that can be delivered by phone 3-5 times weekly.
  • In person visits will only be for high risk customer-owners.
  • Learning circles suspended

Intensive Case Management

  • Change in service delivery:  Services delivered by phone
  • In person services with customer owners only by exception and in limited situations.

Support Services

(907) 729-5260

  • Willas Way:  Change in service delivery: Please call ahead
  • Denaa Yeets’: Change in service delivery:  Please call ahead
  • Learning circles suspended

Quyana Clubhouse

(907) 729-6550

  • Open

Behavioral Urgent Response Team

  • Open

Dena A Coy

(907) 729-5070

  • Residential program is operational.

The Pathway Home

(907) 729-5020

  • Residential program is operational.

Family Wellness Warriors Initiative

(907) 729-5440

  • Learning circles suspended (Anchorage and Valley)
  • Family Matters night will work to provide meals for those in need but no gathering.
  • Beauty for Ashes Conference for April 2020 will be rescheduled.

ANMC COVID-19 Testing Site

The ANMC drive through and walk-up COVID-19 testing locations now offer online registration to reduce waiting time! This is also available for employees who want to register and pick up their self-swab kit while in the hospital.

To use online registration:

Register online at https://covid19test.anmc.org/. Links to the registration form are on the homepage of ANTHC.org, ANMC.org and the Hub to help staff and patients find the correct page.

How it works

  1. From your smartphone, home computer or another device that connects to the internet, visit https://covid19test.anmc.org/.
  2. At least 20 minutes before you go to the testing site complete the secure registration form. This form helps verify your contact details in advance. Each person getting a test will need to complete the form.
  3. At the end, you’ll receive confirmation details and directions to your selected testing site, either drive-thru or walk-up. You will receive a text when your registration has been processed.
  4. When you arrive, you’ll check-in with staff using a photo ID. No extra paperwork is needed.
  5. Remember to bring your ID and wear a mask!

Not able to preregister?

If you are unable to get online to register in advance, visit the walk-up COVID-19 testing site at 4000 Ambassador Drive.

  • Employees will have tablets to help you complete your registration.
  • Online registration will be required to use the drive-thru site starting today.

Visit https://anthc.org/COVID19 for more information.

The testing sites are open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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