Homer Medical Center COVID-19 Information

Update (May 20th, 2022): CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

Homer Medical Center is open and taking appointments for all regular services, including immunization and other preventive care. To keep our patients and staff safe and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we are currently limiting entrance to the clinic to: those with appointments and those who have completed screening by phone for our weekly after-hours clinics on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  No visitors or non-essential persons may enter. A patient’s caregiver, or child’s parent/guardian may accompany them. Please do not enter if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Call us for help determining if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Currently, we are screening for symptoms during scheduling of appointments, and by phone once you arrive at the clinic for your appointment or for the after-hours clinic. When you arrive to the clinic parking area, please call (907) 235-8586 before entering the clinic if you have not yet been screened over the phone. If you were already screened over the phone when you made your appointment, and have not developed any new symptoms or been exposed since then, you may proceed inside to the registration desk.

Please help us keep our staff & patients safe: Everyone is required to correctly wear a surgical procedure mask over the nose, mouth, and under the chin when in the clinic. We are also limiting waiting area seating to allow for proper cleaning in between appointments, as well as asking all patients to wash hands upon entry of the exam rooms.

Call us at (907) 235-8586 for more information.

For COVID-19 testing & vaccination information, visit sphosp.org. The testing site (SPH COVID-19 Vaccine & Test Site) is currently open from 9AM-6PM daily, in the lower level of the SPH Specialty Clinic on Bartlett Street. No appointment is needed for testing, and COVID-19 vaccinations for pediatric/adolescent patients and adults are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis from 9am-5pm Sunday and Monday.  Homer Medical Center is offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment or during your currently scheduled visit.

NOTE: Your test results from the SPH COVID-19 testing clinic will only be available on the SPH patient portal, which is separate from your Homer Medical clinic patient portal. Visit this page for detailed SPH Patient Portal instructions.

I’m waiting for test results, or have received a positive test result – what do I do? CLICK HERE!


Even if you are vaccinated, it is still suggested to practice physical distancing in public, wash hands frequently, clean & disinfect regularly used surfaces, wear cloth face coverings while in public, stay home when sick, and get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.


Ask about COVID-19 vaccination at your next Homer Medical Center appointment.

You can choose to add a COVID-19 vaccination to your already scheduled visit, or just learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pediatric boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are now available for children ages 5-11 years of age under Emergency Use Authorization of FDA and recommended by CDC.

Call us at (907) 235-8586 to set up your child’s appointment for vaccine, or to arrange a time to consult with their provider. Watch this recording of a live online Q&A presentation with pediatricians from across the state, hosted by the Alaska Children’s Trust for answers to some of the questions you may have.

Initial Vaccination Series Eligibility:
Everyone 5 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Pfizer-BioNTech is available for those 5 years of age and older, and Moderna  are available to those 18 years of age and older. (Read more about Emergency Use Authorizations here.)

Booster Eligibility:

Update (May 20th, 2022): CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are recommended for:

  • Anyone who is at least two months after their Janssen vaccine
  • Anyone 5 years of age and older who is 5 months or more after their initial series of the Pfizer vaccine
  • Anyone 18 years of age and older who is 5 months or more after their initial series of the Moderna vaccine
  • Mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines is allowed for booster shots for people ages 18 years and older

Eligible individuals 18 years of age and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some may have a preference for the vaccine type they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster.

Where can I get my vaccine booster?

  • Homer Medical Center – (907) 235-8586
  • South Peninsula Family Care Clinic – (907) 235-0900
  • Your primary care provider
  • Set an appointment at the SPH Test and Vaccine Site (sphosp.org)

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Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout your life. For many people, certain preventive health care is now free, with no copays or deductibles. Learn about the preventive care that you and your loved ones need and ask your healthcare provider what health care you need to stay healthy.

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Homer Medical faaflightCenter provides work related exams for FAA flight physicals, Coast Guard physicals, Kenai Peninsula Borough workers and others.
Homer Medical Center’s certified Medical examiners are listed with the National Registry and are able to perform CDL physicals as required by the Department of Transportation.

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Our mission is to provide personalized, respectful and evidence-based effective care to all our patients.

Homer Medical Center’s physicians and nurse practitioners have the education, training and experience in treating a wide range of medical conditions. We treat people throughout their lifespan. Services include pediatric, men’s and women’s health care, Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, illness and acute care, Chronic Disease Management, behavioral medicine, diagnostics and more.

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Patient Protections Against Surprise Billing

You have rights and protections against surprise medical bills when getting treated by out-of-network providers, and you have a right to get a “Good Faith Estimate” for services if uninsured or not using insurance. See our Insurance page for more detail.