Updated February 21, 2020
The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is closely monitoring the rapidly-emerging outbreak of COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.
We are working with CDC and other state and local public health partners to respond to this emerging public health threat.
Those most at risk are those who have traveled recently to Wuhan or other areas involved in the outbreak. For travel notices and advisories, please visit this CDC website before you travel: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
If you recently traveled to Wuhan or another area affected by this outbreak and you have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider to make arrangements to see someone. Please call ahead to avoid infecting others.
Alaska-specific information will be posted here: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/Human-Coronavirus.aspx
Kathryn grew up in Homer and after twelve years away came home to live in this wonderful community. Kathryn attended college in Seattle and studied nursing and French. After working as a hospital-based registered nurse, she became an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Certified Nurse-Midwife through Frontier Nursing University. We are happy to announce that Kathryn will be assisting Homer Medical’s West Wing with Midwifery calls and in the clinic beginning in February, 2020.
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
We are happy to announce that we now have our full selection of influenza vaccines available. We have regular dose vaccine for ages 6 months and over. We have high dose vaccine for ages 65 and over. And we have an intranasal mist for ages 2 through 18. Please call to schedule an appointment Mondays or Fridays, when we have extra Flu Fighting Fairies ready to assist. We can all help to keep our community healthy!
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.
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.
Homer Medical Center 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.