Alaska Native Medical Center

Emergency & Trauma

Are you experiencing an emergency?

Please dial 911 immediately.

About ANMC’s Emergency Services

The Alaska Native Medical Center’s (ANMC) Emergency Department (ED) provides emergency and urgent care medical services that include the evaluation and stabilization of patients transferred to ANMC from other facilities and communities. ANMC was Alaska’s first hospital to receive Level II Trauma designation in 1999, providing the highest level of trauma care possible to our patients. ANMC serves as the referral center for every Tribal health facility in the state.

ANMC’s ED is staffed by board certified emergency physicians and nursing staff who specialize in care for patients with serious illness and injury. The ED is open 24/7 and can be reached by calling (907) 729-1729; no medical advice is given to patients over the phone. ANMC’s ED is not the place to come for services like physicals, checkups, or medication refills. The ED staff recommends contacting a primary care provider for those services and answers to common questions.

What is a trauma center?

Trauma centers are hospitals that have specialists who are trained in taking care of severely injured patients. Level II Trauma Centers have trauma surgeons, orthopedists and neurosurgeons with specialized training available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take care of patients with complex and severe injuries. These centers are regularly reviewed by the American College of Surgeons and must meet or exceed national standards for trauma care.