Public Health Services
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.
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: http://dec.alaska.gov/Applications/Air/airtoolsweb/Aq/
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 www.muni.org/air.
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.
(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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 / email@example.com
Animal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 / firstname.lastname@example.org