Alaska Native Medical Center
The Alaska Native Medical Center is the principal health resource for Alaska Native and American Indian people of the Anchorage Service Unit, a landmass the size of Washington and Oregon combined. This region encompasses the greater part of southcentral Alaska, ranging from the Canadian border in the east to the upper reaches of the Kuskokwim River in the west, the Prince William Sound area, Kodiak Island, portions of the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.
In addition to providing primary care for the people of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANMC also serves as the tertiary referral hospital for all Alaska Native and American Indian people in the state.
The current Alaska Native Medical Center, a state-of-the-art facility and the flagship institution of the Indian Health Service, opened in 1997 and is jointly managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation.
SCF is an Alaska Native-owned, nonprofit health care organization, under the authority of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., that serves over 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and 55 rural villages in the Anchorage Service Unit.
SCF Dental has over 270 employees and operates four state-of-the-art clinics, ranging from 21 to 30 chairs each, and several smaller satellite clinics, including one devoted to Elder customer-owners and Head Start children and some in rural communities.
The AGPR functions within the SCF Dental program, based at ANMC on the Alaska Native Health Campus in Anchorage:
- ANMC Dental Clinic: Pediatric and oral surgery sedation, oral surgery services, and adult urgent dental care.
- ANMC Hospital: Operating Room, Anesthesia, Emergency Department, and Internal Medicine.
- Dr. Katherine and Dr. Kevin Gottlieb Children’s Dental Clinic: Children’s dental services, including routine pediatric treatment, school-age services, and orthodontics, and care for special needs customer-owners.
- Fireweed Dental Clinic: Adult dental services, including endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.