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Health and Human Services

Clinical Services

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  

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children from birth to age 5. DHHS is the sole WIC provider in Anchorage, and we operate additional clinics at the Alaska Native Medical Center, JBER and in Eagle River. WIC provides nutrition information, counseling and periodic health screenings, along with supplemental food vouchers for infant formula and healthy foods. 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.

       Parent's Guide to Licensed Care
       Look up Inspection Reports 
       Child Care in Your Neighborhood

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

Housing and Community Services

Community Safety and Development administers the Department of Housing and Urban Development (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.

  • 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.

Through the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Municipality serves seniors and their families throughout Anchorage from Eklutna to Girdwood to assure senior citizens in our community have  full access to information, support and activities. 2d Floor. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. We are closed daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch.

Anchorage citizens face a number of threats. Learn about them and take the steps to prepare yourself, your family, your neighborhood and place of work for all hazards that Anchorage residents face. 

        Emergency Preparedness for Pets

        Disaster Supply Kit for Pets      

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.

  • 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.

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 |
DHHS 825 L Street  
phone: (907) 343-6718