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Pediatric Specialty Clinics

Specialty clinics improve access to care for children in need of consultation, screening, and follow-up. The State of Alaska’s Section of Women’s Children and Family Health (WCFH) brings medical specialists to regional centers to offer specialty care in or close to communities where children and their families reside. Efforts are made to involve local health practitioners in these clinics to insure coordination of care. The Section of Women’s Children and Family Health offers 2 clinics:

Metabolic Clinic

The State of Alaska Metabolic Clinic offers a specialty clinic for individuals diagnosed with metabolic genetic conditions. Individuals commonly seen in this clinic include:

  • a child with a metabolic condition diagnosed through the Newborn Screening Program;
  • children and adults with changes in body chemistry such as extremely high and low protein, fat or sugar levels in their blood.
  • More information about the Metabolic Clinic

Neurodevelopmental Outreach Clinic

Neurodevelopmental screenings and diagnoses are delivered by Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Specialists from the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. These specialists offer screenings, evaluations, diagnoses, follow up referrals, recommendations for treatment and care, and information on early intervention and education programs, as needed.

These specialists offer screenings, recommendations for care, educational information, referrals as needed, and linkage to appropriate resources. Specialty providers travel to 11 clinic sites across the state where there are no local providers with specialty expertise.

The State of Alaska has transitioned sponsorship for 2 specialty clinics to community partners:

Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

The Anchorage Cleft Clinic has transitioned sponsorship to Southcentral Foundation. The Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SCF will hold clinics on the ANMC campus and will continue to serve both Alaska Native and non-Native individuals. The team of providers will be comprised of many of the same specialists as participated in the State of Alaska Cleft Team. The Fairbanks clinic remains unchanged and is still sponsored by the State of Alaska through the Fairbanks Public Health Nursing Center.

Contacts for the Alaska Cleft Lip & Palate Program at SCF:

  • Laramee Hartman, Clinic Coordinator
    Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program
    Southcentral Foundation Dental Clinic
    907-729-4347
    eFax 206-238-9262
    Email: lhartman@scf.cc
  • Allison K. Gallen, MSN-NI, RN, CMGT-BC, Program Manager
    Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program
    Southcentral Foundation Dental Clinic
    4215 Diplomacy Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    907-729-6808
    eFax 206-238-9262
    Email: agallen@scf.cc
  • Aaliyah Russell, Administrative Support/Scheduler
    Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program
    Southcentral Foundation Dental Clinic
    4215 Diplomacy Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    907-729-6808
    eFax 206-238-9262
    Email: arussell@scf.cc

Genetics Clinic

The Alaska Genetics Clinic transitioned to Providence Alaska Medical Center in January 2016 and became the Providence Genetics Clinic. The Providence Genetics Clinic stopped seeing patients in May 2019.

Contacts for the current Pediatric Genetics Clinic at Providence:

Effective May 2019, the PMG Pediatric Genetics Clinic stopped seeing patients.

Patients needing genetic services should reach out to the below agencies for further assistance:

Source page; Pediatric Genetics at Providence Alaska

For medical records relating to genetics and cleft lip and palate prior to 2016 please contact Joanne Singleton at:

Joanne Singleton, Public Health Specialist
Alaska Division of Public Health
Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health
3601 C Street. Suite 322
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-3430
Fax: 907-754-3425
joanne.singleton@alaska.gov

A signed Release of Information (ROI) must accompany all records requests. Click here for a blank Release of Information (ROI).