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Urgent Care Clinic

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You fell on ice. Do you have a broken bone ?

You need a last-minute sports physical?

Your son has a terrible cough. Is it a cold or something worse?

You cut yourself at work. Do you need stitches?

Hundreds of times every week, our friends and neighbors in Anchorage have a medical issue that requires immediate attention. It can’t wait until a primary care physician can fit them in. And they don’t want an endless wait or the cost of the nearest emergency room. That’s when Alaskans and visitors head to First Care Medical Centers in Anchorage.

During the pandemic, we have transitioned to Booking Appointment slots. We are working hard to meet high demand for COVID testing. Please expect delays. Thank you for your patience!

Travel Care

Open 365 Days a Year

Our team of qualified, certified medical practitioners is available to provide patients with the medical care they want and need. Our clinic provides treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries at a lower cost than most Emergency Rooms.

Convenient In-House Services

First Care Medical Centers performs lab testing, x-rays and EKG services on site. In addition, you’ll find a limited pharmacy for your healthcare needs. During the pandemic, we have transitioned from walk-in to Booking Appointment slots.  We are working hard to meet high demand for COVID testing. Please expect delays. Thank you for your patience.

Unlike many Emergency Rooms and some Urgent Care facilities, we are a private and Alaska-owned operated company. We’re your friends and neighbors and are proud and happy to serve you!

Urgent Care in Anchorage

Thank you for entrusting First Care Medical Centers with your healthcare. We believe our patients deserve friendly, prompt courteous service when faced with a medical need. During the pandemic, we have transitioned to Booking Appointment slots. We are working hard to meet the high demand for COVID testing. Please expect delays and thank you for your patience. We accept most insurances and our rates are more affordable than traditional Emergency Rooms. The team at First Care in Anchorage is ready to help you with your Urgent Care needs, including:

  • Sprains and strains, minor fractures
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Burns
  • Allergies
  • Lacerations, abscess, skin tags, mole removal and ingrown toenail removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Ear, nose or throat infections
  • Fever or flu
  • Fracture care
  • Headache
  • Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
  • Cough, colds, upper respiratory infections
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • STD screening
  • Physical exams and immunizations
  • Worker Compensation evaluation and treatment
  • Motor Vehicle accidents
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Travel Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Occupational Medicine

First Care is your full-service, one-stop medical provider for occupational medicine in Alaska. For more than 35 years, we’ve been providing employers and employees with the medical services they need to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. We provide our occupational services 16 hours Monday to Friday and 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday because we know how hard it can be to fit in a medical appointment when you’re juggling a fulltime or several part time jobs, a family and other responsibilities. We offer convenient, flexible and compassionate care so you can get back to the demands of your life quickly and worry-free.

We provide a full-range of Occupational Medical services, including:

  • Worker’s compensation treatment
  • Light duty programs
  • Pre-placement evaluations, tests
  • Annual evaluations/physicals
  • DOT/CDL physicals
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Drug and alcohol screenings (DOT/non-DOT and rapid drug testing)
  • Customized physicals
  • Dive physicals
  • Hazmat physicals
  • Hearing and Vision testing
  • Merchant Mariner physicals
  • On-the-job injuries
  • Pulmonary Function tests
  • Respiratory Fit Clearance
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Sports Medicine

Need A Sports Physical Now?

Our clinic is open M-F 7:00am-11:00pm & S-S 8:00am-4:00pm

Participating in sports is a great way to have fun and stay physically fit. Many sports, especially contact sports can put you at increased risk of injury. At First Care Medical Center we can diagnose and treat a variety of common sports injuries. We focus on getting you back in the game. We offer onsite x-rays, durable medical equipment, quick and convenient treatment at an affordable cost. If our medical provider finds you need an ankle brace, wrist splint, crutches, or a walking boot, First Care has these supplies available onsite for your convenience. We will refer you to an orthopedic specialist if your condition requires a specialist.

Some common sports injuries, include:

  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Back Pain
  • Lacerations
  • And more

Travel Medicine

Whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure, it’s always exciting to visit a foreign country. However, before you travel abroad, it’s essential that you protect yourself and your health. At First Care Medical Centers, we’ve been helping Alaskans prepare for travel for more than 35 years. We can provide the resources and accurate medical information you need to travel safely, including:

  • We discuss the pros and cons of medications and vaccines that are recommended or required for your destination(s)
  • We provide guidance about traveling with an existing chronic or serious medical condition
  • We review your medical record to make sure you are up-to-date with your routine shots
  • We provide prescriptions for treating common travel-related infections or ailments including motion sickness, traveler’s diarrhea and more
  • We share information about altitude sickness, jet lag or other common complications that can ruin a trip
  • We offer practical advice on avoiding illnesses related to water, food and insects
  • We provide you with the latest information concerning international health alerts
  • We administer any specialized vaccines required or recommended for the area you plan to visit
  • We provide immunizations for Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Meningitis, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Varicella and more

Don’t Forget A Travel Emergency Kit

The team at First Care Medical Centers has put together this list of recommended elements for an Emergency Kit when you are traveling.

  • Medical records
  • Extra prescription glasses
  • OTC medications and supplies
  • Analgesics
  • Pepto-Bismol tablets, antacid
  • Decongestant, cold medicine, cough suppressant
  • Antibiotic/antifungal hydrocortisone creams
  • Oral rehydration
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm, mosquito net
  • Tweezers, scissors, thermometer, hand sanitizer, sterile needle packs
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