Routine medical and dental needs are to be taken care of before leaving Alaska. Routine care includes school physicals, immunizations, vision examinations, birth control, dental care, etc.
If you have questions beyond what is offered on this page, we suggest you contact Contract Health Care Services Alaska Native Medical Center listed below.
Contract Health Care Services Alaska Native Medical Center
4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Area Dental Office Alaska Area Native Health Service
4141 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Toll-free: (800)478-1636 (CHS office)
SEARHC beneficiaries, spouses (if applicable) and/or legal dependents who temporarily leave their permanent place of residence and travel outside Alaska for the sole purpose of attending programs of vocational, technical or academic study on a full-time basis.
Students must provide the Alaska Native Medical Center Contract Health Care Services (ANMC CHC Services) program the following at the start of each school year:
Students are encouraged to purchase and utilize school health insurance when available. In most cases, the benefits are excellent and the cost is minimal. Student funding for health care includes normal breaks, such as vacations, for a period not to exceed 180 days after the completion of the course of study. Once the student has completed the course of study if he/she chooses not to return to Alaska, medical coverage is limited to emergent care for a period not to exceed 180 days.
Non-emergent or routine health care services must be authorized for payment approval prior to the receipt of medical services by contacting the ANMC CHC Services office at (800)478-1636.
Emergency care must be reported to the ANMC CHC Services office within 72 hours, including weekends and holidays (leave voicemail on these days), after the beginning of treatment. If the person needing care is too sick or disabled, a relative, friend or the medical provider may notify ANMC CHC Services by calling (800)478-1636.
Dental services must be authorized for payment approval by contacting the Area Dental office at ANMC prior to the receipt of dental services by calling (907)729-3641, or the ANMC CHC Services office at (800)478-1636 Ext. 3641.
You will need to notifiy ANMC Dental that services are needed, they will than decide if they will cover your dental services.