Resources and Forms

Resources

Quarterly Health focus: Summer Safety Tips

Child outside in summer

Kids don’t float! Most of Alaska’s lakes, creeks, ponds and rivers are glacier runoff so very cold. Please make sure that your children have a properly fitted life jacket. Here’s a resource: Alaska Boating Safety Program | Anchorage AK | Facebook

Bike helmets! If it has wheels it needs a helmet or a seatbelt. That includes bikes, trikes, roller skates skateboards and scooters. Here’s a resource: Safe Kids Alaska at (907) 212-3194 or safekidsak@providence.org

Sunscreen! Especially here in Alaska we are not well conditioned for sun exposure.  Apply sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater  to areas of your child's skin that aren't covered by clothing. Before applying, test the sunscreen on your child's back for an allergic reaction. Apply carefully around the eyes, avoiding eyelids. If a rash develops, talk with your pediatrician.  Here’s a resources:  Sun Safety and Protection Tips - HealthyChildren.org

Go Hiking! Anchorage has over 120 miles of multipurpose trails! Go for a nature walk with your family. Please visit Parks and Recreation Trails for more information.

School and Camp Physicals

Group of kids

Please make an appointment for school and camp or activity physicals.

Remember that regular childhood vaccines are available on a walk in basis M-F 9AM-11:30AM and 1:30 PM to 4:30PM.


Here are some useful links to help navigate your childs health

HealthyChildren.org Immunize.org Psichapters.com CDC.gov DHSS.alaska.gov AAP.org


Forms


Links and Phone Numbers

Public Assistance Emergency Helplines:

  • Community Resources
    2-1-1
  • Medicaid Recipient Helpline
    800-780-9972

  • Adoption & Guardianship
    800-478-7307
  • Foster Care
    800-478-7307
  • Medicaid
    800-478-7778
  • Personal Care Services Program
    800-478-9996

Some Local School District Websites

Public Assistance Programs: