Community Health Nursing
Our public health nurses staff AHD's 825 L Street clinic, provide vaccines and infectious disease testing at many community events, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks in our community. Visit
anchoragepublichealth.com or call (907) 343-4799 for more information. Unless otherwise indicated, most services are provided by appointment. Please call to make your visit as fast and easy as possible!
Below are some of the key services we provide.
public health clinic offers
testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, Hepatitis C, and other common infections. Many results are available within minutes. Our sliding-scale billing ensures charges are based on your ability to pay and low-cost payment plans are available. Additionally, the clinic frequently offers testing at no charge during certain events. Watch the clinic
events page and our social media for info on these events.
Other sexual health services we provide include:
- Pregnancy testing
- Contraception (including safe and non-abortifacient emergency contraception) and family planning
- Women's health annual exams, including pelvic and pap smears
- Free condoms
our Sexual Health Clinic page for more information.
All childhood vaccines are offered through our
public health clinic. COVID-19 vaccines are also available at no charge.
- 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.
Infectious Disease Reporting and Screening
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.
AHD 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.
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.
Additional Clinic Services
public health clinic routinely offers additional services based on demand. These free services currently include:
- Naloxone kits to reverse an opioid overdose
- Medication disposal bags (drop in medications, add water, and throw away)
- Gun locks
- Adhesive safety reflectors for cyclists