How to Get a COVID-19 Test at the Lake Otis Parkway Testing Site
Due to the high demand for COVID-19 testing services, the Lake Otis testing site is experiencing large volumes of people requesting a test and wait times may be long. The Anchorage Office of Emergency Management is asking people to be patient when going to the site until the new process can be fully implemented, and not go to the site before 11 a.m.
People needing a test can do the following things to reduce wait times at the site:
1. Pre-register for testing at app.kelvin.care. There are many travel questions on the form, the boxes to choose are detailed below.
a. If you are having symptoms of COVID-19, check box #3a.
b. If you are not having symptoms, but think you may have COVID-19, check box #3a.
c. If you are a traveler visiting Alaska, fill out the form based on your situation.
d. It is recommended that each adult receiving a test register separately with a unique email address, adding minor children to the bottom of the account.
e. If you need help, someone will be there to help at the site.
2. DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR TESTING BEFORE A MEDICAL PROCEDURE. If your physician has sent you to the site, please call them for a different referral.
3. If you are a referring physician, call 907-212-5815 for procedural information to access the following test sites for pre-op testing:
a. Providence Laboratory Services: 3425 E. Tudor Road; Monday–Friday 6 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Fax: 907-212-3632
b. Providence Health Park: 3841 Piper Street, Suite T211 (Tower S at Providence Alaska Medical Center Campus); Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fax: 907-212-3632
c. Providence Medical Group: 1389 Huffman Park, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.) Fax: 907-212-3632
The Municipality requests people needing a test pre-register at app.kelvin.care and not go to the site before 11:00am. Anyone can receive a test at the Lake Otis testing site, including those with symptoms of COVID-19, those without symptoms and travelers. A provider referral is not needed to receive a test. Vouchers issued by the State of Alaska are accepted at the site.
The hours of the test site at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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