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Department of Health and Human Services 

Health and Human Services

Welcome to Anchorage Health and Human Services, where we are promoting health and improving lives. We work to protect our community from disease and other public health threats, and ensure that everyone is empowered to live healthier, safer lives. DHHS is made up of a range of programs providing clinical, environmental, health promotion, and population-based services.

Health Services

Public Health Clinic

Our public health clinic provides immunizations and health education to prevent and treat infectious diseases, enables families and individuals to determine the timing and spacing of their children, and provides early detection of breast and cervical cancer. 

1st floor | (907) 343-4799. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 AM - 5PM, and Wednesday 1 PM - 5PM. Walk-in clients are offered the next available appointment.  

We provide the following services:

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program  

A supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children from birth to age five, the WIC program provides nutrition information, counseling, and periodic health screening, along with supplemental food vouchers for infant formula and healthy foods. DHHS is the sole WIC provider in Anchorage, and we operate additional clinics at the Alaska Native Medical Center, JBER and in Eagle River. Are you eligible? Click here to answer a few questions, or text "CHILD" to 907-312-2300.

2nd Floor | (907) 343-4668. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Housing and Community Services

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is an unbiased place for information and assistance regarding long-term care needs for older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers living in the Anchorage bowl. (907) 343-7770. DHHS, 2nd Floor. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Closed daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch.

Emergency Outreach Services

Funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Emergency Services Project provides services and emergency financial assistance to individuals and families to prevent homelessness.

Community Safety and Development

Community Safety and Development administers HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) awards from the federal government, partners with citywide organizations to further affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families, and engages neighborhoods in long-term community development planning.

Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program develops, coordinates and executes plans, policies and procedures, for public health disaster response to protect the health of the Anchorage population. DHHS is prepared to respond to three core public health response missions in the event of a natural, technological, or human caused disaster in the community: mass care, mass casualty, and mass prophylaxis.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention

The Alaska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Intervention Program (ADVSAIP) is in partnership with the Municipal Department of Law and the Anchorage Police Department.  The ADVSAIP partners work together to hold defendants accountable and to increase victim safety.

Anchorage Safety Center and Patrol

DHHS manages the contract for the Anchorage Safety Patrol (ASP) and Safety Center (ASC). The ASP response service is a medial model and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week with two vans patrolling from 2:00 PM – 6:00 AM and one van 6 AM to 2PM.  A driver and state-certified Emergency Medical Technician staff each ASP Van.  To request ASP services, call 343-4006. 

Permitting & Licensing Services   

Child Care Centers and Homes 

The Child Care Licensing (CCL) program routinely monitors both licensed child care centers and homes within the Municipality through routine on-site announced and unannounced inspections, including investigating reports of concern and complaints about licensed child care facilities and facilities operating without a license. CCL licenses all new child care facilities.

3rd Floor | (907) 343-4758. Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm. Closed every Wednesday from 2:00pm - 4:15pm 

Food Safety & Sanitation

The Food Safety and Sanitation Program permits, regulates and inspects over 2,000 public facilities in the Municipality of Anchorage. The public facilities FS&S regulates include food establishments, school kitchens, childcare kitchens, public pools and spas, beauty salons, barbershops, and Correctional Community Residential Centers (CCRCs). FS&S also regulates noise, smoking, pests in rental housing, the application of pesticides and administers the Anchorage Food Worker Card test.

       Anchorage Food Facility Scoring 
       Inspection Reports 
       Cottage Food Product Guidelines

Air Quality 

The Air Quality Program is responsible for monitoring and reporting levels of air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and fine particles, within the municipality of Anchorage. The Program also responds to local air quality complaints and is responsible for various air quality projects. To step through the information and services provided by this program, click on links on this and succeeding pages. For current air quality conditions, call the Air Quality Hotline at 343-4899. Bike to Work Day is also organized through the Air Quality Program.

Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery 

The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery serves as a tribute to the many people who have made Alaska famous throughout the world. Please join us at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery and revisit a part of the heritage of Anchorage and Alaska.

Anchorage Animal Care and Control

Anchorage Animal Care and Control is the open-admission shelter serving the Municipality of Anchorage. In addition to caring for and re-homing homeless animals, AACC enforces Municipal Code 17 to ensure public safety and the humane care and treatment of animals.

4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99507
Customer Service: 343-8122 / accs@muni.org 
Animal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 / acdispatch@muni.org

    • Health and Human Services
    • Director: Melinda Freemon
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718
 
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Our mission is be a leader and a partner promoting health and well-being in the Anchorage community.

Contact Information  

A Note from the Director

825 L Street, Anchorage AK 99501

email: wwhhs@muni.org

phone: (907) 343-6718