Alaska Native Medical Center

Internal Medicine – General Medicine Clinic

Services Offered

The ANMC General Medicine Clinic serves patients outside of the Anchorage Service Unit on a “self-referral” basis for general medical needs while they are visiting Anchorage. Our internists also serve medically complicated patients from across Alaska by referral.

Self-referral services include:

Referral services include:

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring all your medications in the original containers. Bring any questions you have about the condition you are being seen for.

How long does it take for my lab results to come back?
Most lab results are available within 24 hours. If you have not received a call within two business days of your visit, feel free to call the clinic and ask to speak with the case manager of the provider you saw.

Why am I asked about FHR screening?
The Family Health Resources (FHR) screening is to make sure that you are getting all the financial services available. This is usually done if you are being sent out of the ANMC system for testing or treatment and is required. It is required because it also helps to make sure as much of the service as possible gets paid for. Purchased Referred Care needs the screening done before authorizing an outside service so that you are not billed.

Can I get pain medicine/pain management from this clinic?
The General Medicine Clinic does not provide chronic pain management. Our providers do not commonly or routinely prescribe pain medications; it is highly unlikely you will receive a pain medication prescription from our providers. Pain medications are best managed by a primary care provider. You are welcome to an appointment to discuss your pain and other options for addressing it.

If I have an appointment with this clinic, can I get my housing and travel extended?
If you make your own appointment with Internal Medicine it is considered a “self-referral” and we cannot extend your housing or travel for a self-referral appointment. If you are referred to see one of our providers by your primary care provider or another clinic, then your housing and travel can be extended for the appointment, however, usually this is addressed by the referring clinic.

Who will follow up with me after my visit?
After you see one of our general medicine providers, typically follow up is managed by your primary care provider. If there is any follow up needed by your primary care provider, our case management will communicate this to them, however it is helpful if you reach out to your primary care provider as well. Occasionally, our general medicine providers will want to follow up with you directly. If this is the case, they will let you know.

Who is my primary care provider?
Your primary care provider is a provider in your village or sub-regional clinic who addresses your general health needs. This provider will help you manage your overall health and help coordinate your care if you see specialists while in Anchorage. If you are unsure who your primary care provider is, please ask a case manager in our clinic, who can help identify your primary care provider.

Clinic Hours and Contact Information

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: (907) 729-1500
Location: Healthy Communities Building, third floor
3900 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508