Valdez Public Health Center
The Valdez Public Health Center (located in the Mary Kevin Gilson Medical Center) provides services to Valdez, Cordova and Tatitlek. It is staffed by a Public Health Nurse (PHN III) and an Office Assistant (OA II)
Valdez Public Health Center staff collaborate with local organizations and coalitions, such as the Valdez Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC), Sound Wellness Alliance Network (SWAN), Advocates for Victims of Violence (AVV), and local schools in order to promote health and well-being among indivduals and communities.
Public health nursing plays a major role in infectious disease surveillance and investigation. We partner with State of Alaska Epidemiology through local public health nursing case investigations of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), foodborne illnesses and other reportable diseases such as giardiasis.
Each clinic visit, we also offer individual screenings and referrals for domestic/interpersonal violence, healthy lifestyle, and alcohol use risk.
Scheduling and Fees
Please call (907) 835-4612 to schedule an appointment. Fees are assessed for all public health nursing services. We have a sliding scale based on family size and income; no one is turned away for inability to pay. Registration forms are available to fill out ahead of your appointment.
Valdez Public Health Center has the following services readily available; others may be available upon request:
* Pregnancy testing and contraception is provided at this health center; other reproductive health services may be available via referral. Please call 907-835-4612.
Page updated July 1, 2016