Disease Prevention and Control
Infectious Disease Reporting and Screening
Main Phone number: (907) 343-4799
The (DPC) Public Health Nurses provide timely and appropriate response to infectious disease outbreaks.This includes the collection of specimens and interviewing persons who have been exposed or who may already be infected.
The DPC staff works closely as a team with the State of Alaska Public Health Section of Epidemiology and the Municipality's Food Safety and Sanitation section on foodborne and disease outbreaks. More information about reporting diseases is available on the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology website. http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/Pages/default.aspx
We provide testing and treatment for both latent and active tuberculosis. Our clinic is located on the first floor. Call 343-4799 to make an appointment for your TB clearance card assessment or if you have any questions or concerns. Learn more about TB services here.
HIV testing is offered through the Public Health Clinic.
There is no cost for disease investigations. However, routine screening for infectious diseases using blood tests (i.e. Measles titer for employment) will be chargeable.
All childhood vaccines are offered through the Public Health Clinic.
- Adults: Charges for vaccines given to adults vary.
- Children: There may be a charge related to the administration of a vaccine. If your child is covered by Medicaid/Denali KidCare or insurance, please bring information/card with you.
- For Medicare with 3rd party insurance, bring both cards.
- Clinic is based on sliding-scale fees. If you do not have insurance and are unable to pay your entire balance due to extenuating circumstances, an Office Associate will work with you to make a down payment and establish a monthly payment plan.
- Services are not denied to clients because of an inability to pay.