Anchorage Health Department

Health Department

Public Health Services

Environmental Health


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. For current air quality conditions, call the Air Quality Hotline at 343-4899.  submit an online complaint here‚Äč.

Daily AQI Forecast and Advisory

August 29, 2019, 8 am:

Yesterday, Anchorage had moderate air quality with a daily Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 60.  As of 4 pm today we are forecasting an AQI value of 101, which is considered Unhealthy for Sensitive Group.  We expect smoke will impact Anchorage with potentially unhealth air quality through Friday eveing and have issued the following Air Quality Advisory:

AQ Advisory_ 29-30 Aug.pdf

The vent factor forecast for today is 0/ 3,943 (am/pm) meters per second.

Near real-time air quality conditions, which update at the top of each hour are available via the Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation air monitoring stations report available at:

The Anchorage Health Department will continue to monitor and report conditions while there remains a likelihood of potentially unhealthful air quality conditions. The current air quality forecast can be obtained by calling the air quality hotline at 343-4899 or by visiting

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).  

Public Health Clinic

(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.  825 L St, 1st floor.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program  

(907) 343-4668. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:05 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 825 L St, 2nd floor.

*NEW FAX #: 249-8080

Breastfeeding Support Hotline: 343-4755

Human Services

Senior Services & Emergency Outreach

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a central source of reliable and objective 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.

AHD, 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 Solutions Grant program provides stabilization services and emergency financial assistance to individuals and families to prevent homelessness.

Alaska Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Intervention Program

The Alaska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Intervention Program (ADVSAIP) is a partnership with the Municipal Prosecutors Office, AHD, Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, Standing Together Against Rape, Victims for Justice, and the Anchorage Police Department.  The ADVSAIP partners work together to hold defendants accountable and to increase victim safety.

Click here to download the 2019 version of the Little Blue Book of Emergency and Advocacy Resources.

Anchorage Safety Center and Patrol

AHD manages the contract for the Anchorage Safety Patrol (ASP) and Safety Center (ASC). The ASP response service is a medical model and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vans are staffed with a state-certified Emergency Medical Technician.  To request ASP services, call 343-4006.   

Child Care Licensing

The Child Care Licensing (CCL) program 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. To file a complaint against a child care provider or request a report, please email or contact the main office at (907) 343-4758.

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

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. AHD 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.

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 / 
Animal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 /

How Can We Help You?


Public Health: working for all of us all of the time!

Contact Us

825 L Street, Anchorage AK 99501

Call us: (907) 343-6718
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People Mover bus lines: 10, 11, 20, 21,
25, 30, 31, 25, 40, 92

AHD Leadership Team

Natasha Pineda

DeeAnn Fetko
Deputy Director

Christy Lawton
Public Health Division

Nicole Lebo
Human Services Division

AHD Medical Officers

Dr. Bruce Chandler
Medical Officer
Disease Prevention and Control

Dr. Sharon Smith
Medical Officer
Reproductive Health