As healthcare is an essential business, we are currently open and operating with normal hours. However, we are taking additional safety precautions with enhanced cleaning. We are also offering virtual care (also known as telehealth) for all existing patients. New patients need one in-person appointment before they can transition to telehealth.
A summary of guidelines
There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information regarding COVID-19. Please take a minute to read through and familiarize yourself with these guidelines. The State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate can be found here.
1) Should you be self-quarantined?
- Have you been out of state in the last 14 days?
- Do you have a fever?
- Do you have a cough?
If you answered YES to any questions you should be limiting your exposure to others as much as possible. This isn’t just to protect you, but to protect those who may have compromised immune systems. For information regarding what self-quarantine is and how to handle it, please click here.
2) When Should You Receive Testing?
The CDC and State of Alaska recommends testing if you have a COMBINATION of criteria. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath AND
- Had close contact with a CONFIRMED case of COVID-19
- Have traveled to an area that the CDC has classified as high risk. Please follow this link to determine whether or not your travel fits that category
- Are hospitalized
- Live in a long-term care facility
Please reference this chart if you have any questions regarding whether or not COVID-19 testing is applicable for you.
3) What should you do if you have symptoms?
- COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe. If your symptoms are mild (cough, low-grade fever similar to a cold or seasonal allergies) your safest option is to remain home. Please follow this link with information from the CDC regarding Caring for Yourself at Home:
- If your symptoms are severe (difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in chest, confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face) get medical attention immediately.