Alaska Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Alaska Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Alaska Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

With a population of about 731,000 people, Alaska residents could face a number of health concerns and problems. A significant portion of the state has populations in highly remote areas which lack access to quality medical care. However, with the beautiful surroundings and clean, fresh air, Alaska residents spend a great amount of time active and outdoors, which allows the state to have a low prevalence of the sedentary lifestyles that afflict many states.

prevalence of sedentary lifestyle

prevalence of sedentary lifestyle

prevalence of sedentary lifestyle

Urgent Care in Alaska

With around 12 urgent care centers, Alaska is lacking in urgent care options for those in need of non-life-threatening, yet immediate care. About 55 of every 1000 patients discharged from emergency rooms in the state may not have needed emergency room services. In fact, most of these would probably have benefited from visiting an urgent care facility.

Walk-in Clinics in Alaska

In addition to the lack of urgent care, the state has fewer walk-in clinics than most. Some same day services can be had at many of the doctor's offices in the state, however it's important to have other options, since walk-in clinics are an affordable option for those without insurance.

Healthcare in Alaska

Many of the careers and jobs in the state are considered high-risk. From construction workers to those on fishing boats, accidents that need medical attention happen frequently. About 8 deaths in 100,000 in the state are due to occupational fatalities. In addition to this, the state was ranked 28th in the country for healthcare. This is due to a high number of people with risk factors such as diabetes and obesity. Over 120,000 adults in the state smoke. However, many in Alaska don't live sedentary lifestyles, helping to negate some of the health risks.

Specific urgent care and walk-in clinic services available in Alaska may include STD testing flu shots, school physicals and many other valuable services

Alaska Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 22
    Walk-in clinics in Alaska
  • 0
    Retail clinics in Alaska
  • 11
    Urgent care clinics in Alaska
  • 0
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Alaska
  • 36%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in Alaska

* Stats are based on the data within the Urgent Care Locations database, and do not reference outside sources.

Alaska Cities with Urgent Care Centers and Walk-in Clinics