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Department of Health and Human Services 

Health and Human Services

Clinical Services

Public Health Clinic

The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services promotes the health of the community through assessment, prevention, education, screening and treatment, and disease surveillance. Our Public Health Clinic is on the first floor, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 AM - 5PM, and Wednesday 1 PM - 5PM. To schedule an appointment call (907) 343-4799. 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.

Child Care Licensing   

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 also 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

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 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

Food Safety and 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

In 2017, 4,189 bike riders were counted between 6 a.m.- 9 a.m. on Bike to Work Day. This is a local celebration of the national event initiated by the League of American Bicyclists. Thank you to the 27 volunteer counters, hosts of 60+ treat stations and Bike Anchorage!

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.orgAnimal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 /

    • 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


phone: (907) 343-6718