Alaska Native Medical Center

Food Services

Dietary Services

Remember how food used to be served in hospitals? Trays were brought to patients at set times – often not what they wanted and served whether or not they were hungry. Order what you want, when you want it. If you are on a modified or restricted diet, our Room Service Operator will help you with your selection.

Place your order by dialing ext. 5656 anytime between 6:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m. A room service operator will take your order, and within 45 minutes your food will be delivered right to your room.

If a family member or friend wants to eat in your room with you, he or she is welcome to bring food from home or to purchase a meal from the cafeteria or elsewhere and bring it back to your room. We also understand how important friends and family are in the healing process. We are excited to offer Room Service Dining to your guests. The Room Service Operator can assist you or your guests with pricing and ordering information on guest trays for visitors and family.

Suggested service times:

Breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Medical Nutritional Therapy

The hospital maintains a staff of registered dietitians to provide medical nutrition therapy during your hospital stay. If you have questions about your nutritional needs, please call ext. 2678.

Traditional Foods

The following traditional foods are available on your room service menu. If you would like one or more of the foods listed below, please let the room service operator know.

  • Baked/Grilled salmon
  • Macaroni and Cheese with Reindeer
  • Grilled Salmon Sandwich
  • Salmon Patty sandwich
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Alaskan Salmon Jerky
  • Canned sardines
  • Reindeer Meat with Gravy and Rice
  • Reindeer burger
  • Reindeer sausage
  • Reindeer stew
  • Reindeer Barley Soup
  • Fry bread
  • Pilot bread
  • Mixed berries (frozen or thawed)
  • Eskimo Ice Cream (with or without fish)
  • Mixed Berry Cobbler

Traditional Native Foods Initiative

Did you know that you can donate hunted and gathered foods to the inpatient food service program at the Alaska Native Medical Center? Traditional foods are healing, nourishing medicine for our people and your donations will be greatly appreciated by our patients at ANMC.

Learn more

Donations we can accept:

  • Most wild game meat and bones (caribou, moose, deer, sheep, goat and beaver): must be whole, quartered, or roasts; meat cannot be ground
  • Most fish and seafood: must be gutted and gilled, with or without heads
  • Seal meat and fat
  • Plants and berries: whole, fresh or frozen

All donated items that are received will be used in their entirety. Any leftover, trim or items deemed “unservable” will be distributed to organizations that will utilize them in animal consumption, and waste will go to local organizations that will use it (i.e. Alaska Zoo, Raptor Rehabilitation,etc.)

If you are interested in donating traditional foods to ANMC, please contact (907) 729-2682 or send an email. If you are interested in helping out with ANMC’s Traditional Native Foods Initiative but do not have access to traditional foods to donate, you can make a donation to the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation by visiting

How to donate [PDF]

ANMC Cafeteria
The ANMC Cafeteria serves a variety of hot and chilled foods for the convenience of our patients and visitors. Hours of operation are daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Patient Housing at ANMC Café
Meals and snacks are available in the Patient Housing Café. The dining area is open daily from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 

The Market – Patient Housing at ANMC
The Market, adjacent to the front desk, is open 24/7 for to-go meals and sundry items. You may use your meal card to purchase only food items from the Market, but must take the items out to the Patient Housing Café register for purchase. Sundries and non-food items must be paid for by debit or credit card. We do not accept cash.

Espresso Shop
The coffee shop serves espresso and a number of other specialty drinks and is located in the hallway between the Cafeteria and Quyana House. Hours of operation are weekdays from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Patient Housing Food Services
We are pleased to provide meal cards to guests of Patient Housing at ANMC and contracted off-campus hotels. This card will be issued to you when you check in. It is coded with your name, room number and departure date. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please see a food service employee and they can assist you.

Vending Machines
Vending machines for snacks and healthy beverages are located in the Emergency Department waiting area.