Fire officials are expecting wildfire and smoke activity to continue and increase throughout parts of Alaska. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The best thing you can do is limit your exposure to smoke and call your health care provider if your symptoms get worse. Visit the state wildlife smoke webpage for more information: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/eph/Pages/wildfire/default.aspx
For recent DEC air quality advisories:
DEC also maintains an air quality index in some communities:
Below is a chart for assessing air quality by visibility, click here for the full PDF which includes more information.
The MMR vaccine will be offered free-of-charge during our walk-in clinic hours from 5-8 PM each Tuesday and Thursday evening. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing measles symptoms (high fever; runny nose; red, watery eyes; rash 3-5 days after symptoms begin) please call ahead. It is important to get care quickly but do not go directly to the clinic, hospital, your doctor’s office or other provider – providers will have instructions for you to prevent exposing others to infection. Visit measles.dhss.alaska.gov for more information.
We are pleased to offer appointments Monday-Friday from 8:30AM – 5PM and 10AM-5PM on Saturdays, please call (907) 235-8586.
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.