Alaska Native Medical Center


In the 1940s, the U.S. Indian Health Service began providing health care for Alaska Native people. In November 1953, the 400-bed Anchorage Medical Center of the Alaska Native Service opened in Anchorage. The facility was built to care for Alaska Native people suffering from tuberculosis, a huge epidemic in rural Alaska at the time.

Today, the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is accredited by The Joint Commission as a 182-bed hospital, where Alaska Native and American Indian people living in the state can access a full range of medical specialties, primary care, pharmacy and laboratory services. The facility works in close partnership with Alaska’s regional health facilities to support a broad range of health care and related services.