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Coronavirus COVID-19

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We take the threat of the spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, very seriously. We are monitoring the situation, staying in touch with public health officials, and are updating our processes and protocols accordingly. It is important to know that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild or without symptoms. Like the seasonal flu, COVID-19 infection is more severe in patients with chronic underlying health conditions and the elderly. For the most updated information, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 facts page.


Help Us Protect You

Please call us at 907.562.6228 to reschedule your appointment if you or anyone in your household has any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever
  • A new cough
  • Muscle aches
  • New shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
If you have travelled outside of Alaska in the last two weeks or outside of the US in the last four weeks, please alert our staff by calling before your appointment. The information you provide helps our team better care for you and limit the risk for others.


Helpful Coronavirus Resources

We are providing these links to up-to-date resources for your convenience.

You Can Help Prevent or Limit the Spread of COVID-19
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first. Be sure to call ahead.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including hand washing for at least 20 seconds. Please cough into a tissue or elbow. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
  • Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Visit Alaska Department of Public Health’s website, where you can subscribe and check regularly for updates.