Alaska Family Dermatology COVID-19 Information

Updated COVID Policies

Please read our entire COVID policy as it may differ from earlier policies.

Travel

If you have traveled outside of Alaska or are planning to before your appointment, please call our office at 907-268-2067. If you have traveled outside of Alaska, the following criteria have to be met before we will see you: 

  • Get a PCR COVID-19 test 5 days after traveling.
  • Present negative test results before seeing us. This can be done through our patient portal or by email.
  • You will not be seen in person until 21 days after travel if you have not satisfied these criteria.

Exposure

If you have had an exposure or someone in your family has possibly had a COVID-19 exposure, or has a pending COVID test, please call to cancel your appointment & discuss options with our office immediately. Let us know the date of exposure and we will inform you when we can rebook your appointment. Some appointments may be able to be done through telemedicine.

Visitors with Patients – Level Orange

At this time, adult patients may come with one care partner and two parents or guardians may attend with one child. Unless it is medically necessary, this is what we require to reduce possible exposures in our office & the hospital. In addition, we are not allowing patients to sit in the waiting room with other patients and so we ask you not to arrive at our office any more than 20 minutes before your appointment.

Masks

Masks are required for all people over the age of 2. We do not allow handkerchiefs, buffs, or neck gaiters to suffice as masks. You may be asked to exchange your face covering for one that we provide you. Masks must be worn at all times and cover your mouth & nose. If Dr. Brown would like to look under your mask, she will let you know and both parties will agree not to talk while she is looking at the skin under the mask.