The Anchorage Health Department works to protect our community from disease and other public health threats. AHD is made up of a diverse range of programs and services, from operating our animal shelter and securing affordable housing, to providing clinical health services and access to nutritious foods. We are here to help.
For mental health resources post-earthquake, check out the Earthquake Resource Page.
Public Health Services
Community Health Nursing
1st floor | (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.
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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).
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.
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. AHD 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: 9:05 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
*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.
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