Medical Park News

COVID Testing Policy Update

As demand for testing in Anchorage grows and the supply of test kits is less predictable, we have adjusted our MPFC COVID testing policy. We are no longer doing COVID testing for travel purposes in most circumstances. There are many alternative test sites in Anchorage which can be found at anchoragecovidtest.org (where you can learn which sites are testing TODAY) and throught the Municipality of Anchorage website. Thank you for understanding.

COVID Testing Updates

As COVID cases increase throughout Anchorage we are pleased to offer our established patients drive-up, rapid, molecular and PCR testing at MPFC. A few things to remember about our process:

1- Established patients of MPFC may be tested without a provider visit if they have no symptoms and require testing following direct contact with a COVID positive patient or for work, travel or mandate-related reasons. In this case, please call and asked to be placed on the COVID testing schedule for the day you require a test. You may show up at any time on that day between 9am and 5pm. Results are generally available within an hour or two.

2- Patients with symptoms of COVID, new patients or patients who have not been seen at MPFC in the last three years will need a provider telemedicine or in person appointment before testing. Please call to schedule an appointment with a provider if this is the case.

3- We are aware that testing supplies are limited nationally and locally and are doing our best to preserve what we have and plan ahead. As such, we are limiting contact-related testing to those patients who have had significant, direct exposure to someone with COVID. This means contact within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes with or without a mask. If you have questions about whether this is the case, please visit the resources on our COVID web page, the CDC website, or call and speak with our COVID nurse.

4- If you have a business and would like you employees to be tested, please call our Occupational Health Department to discuss the options.

We are here for you. Please reach out for concerns about COVID or any other health concerns.

Flu Vaccines Are Here!

It's an especially important year for flu vaccinations! We have vaccines available on a walk-in basis during office hours for established patients ages 6 months and up. Both injectable and nasal vaccines are available. You can also request a vaccine during any scheduled appointment. Keep up that hand washing and social distancing:)

Happy and Safe Labor Day to All!

We wish our staff and patients a happy and safe Labor Day. Medical Park will be closed Monday, September 7th for the holiday. We will reopen Tuesday at 7:30 AM. As usual, our pediatric patients may reach a pediatric triage nurse for advice after hours by calling our main number, 279-8486.

Dr. Buck and Desiree Cook, CPNP join our team!

We are pleased to welcome two new providers to the Medical Park Family Care team! Both are welcoming new patients and we invite you to learn more about them by linking to their bios on our site.

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 Dr. Zach Buck and his young family just made the covid-era, socially distanced trek through Canada from Idaho to join us as a new family practice physician. 

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Desiree Cook landed in Alaska via her husband's stint at Elmendorf and joins our pediatric department as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.