Valdez COVID-19 Community Testing & Vaccinations
COVID-19 Testing Options in Valdez
Several different options exist in Valdez COVID-19 testing, and are, in most cases, at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Rapid testing supplies are currently limited to symptomatic people or those directed to complete a rapid test by local medical providers or Public Health.
Rapid Testing Options - For symptomatic individuals by appointment only
Other testing options, called PCR testing, may be available for those not exhibiting symptoms. Your medical provider or Public Health will determine if you will need a Rapid Test or PCR Test. PCR testing is administered by appointment only through Providence Valdez Medical Center (907.255.6063), the Valdez Medical Clinic (907.831.6441) and the Alfa Doc (907.835.2532). PCR testing turnaround time is currently three to five days, so please plan ahead.
If you are a business or organization seeking testing for a group of five or more people, please contact a testing location at least 48 hours in advance of your desired appointment date. This helps ensure local testing locations have enough time to coordinate personnel and testing equipment to accommodate your request.
Contact your medical provider for any questions about testing insurance coverage. Please also consider testing at the Anchorage airport instead of in Valdez if you are traveling and flying in or out of Alaska.
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
All three brands of COVID-19 vaccine are available in Valdez for residents and visitors. Appointments are required.
Booster vaccinations are also available for those eligible under current CDC guidelines.
Making Your Vaccine Appointment
Vaccination administration is now offered in a clinical setting by the following Valdez providers by appointment only:
- Valdez Public Health Clinic. Call 907.835.4612.
- The Alfa Doc. Call 907.835.2532.
- Through some local employers.
If you are a business or organization looking to schedule vaccination for your employees or clients/customers, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation.
Those being vaccinated will make an appointment for their second dose of vaccine, if applicable, during their first dose appointment. Both doses must be the same brand of vaccine.