Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits now available from ANMC | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits now available from ANMC

April 29, 2022


Free at-home rapid COVID-19 antigen tests are now available for all ANMC patients and families at Alaska Native Health Campus locations. These easy to use tests give you results in about 15 minutes, whether or not you have any COVID-19 symptoms. One kit is available per person for each member of your household and will be distributed while supplies last.

No registration is required. ANMC patients may visit any pick-up location during open hours to receive their at-home COVID-19 test.

Locations and hours:

  • ANMC drive-thru COVID-19 testing site 4141 Ambassador Drive
    • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • ANMC walk-up COVID-19 testing site 4043 Tudor Centre Drive (first floor of the ANTHC Parking Garage)
    • Sunday-Friday: 10 a.m.-noon AND 4-6 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
  • ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (all clinics)
    • Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

At-home tests may not be appropriate for travel or pre-procedure testing requirements. Patients should contact their air carrier, clinic or health care provider about what COVID-19 test is most appropriate for their needs.

About the at-home COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen test checks to see if any COVID-19 proteins are present in your nose with a simple swab. This test can be used whether or not you have symptoms related to COVID-19. 

The test only takes about 15 minutes to complete and get results. Inside the kit, you’ll find two tests. A person should take both tests; the 2nd test should be done between 24-36 hours after the 1st test was done to help confirm negative results. Specific instructions are provided with your test kit.

At-home COVID-19 antigen tests are faster than lab-verified PCR tests, but are not as sensitive. This means that a positive result is very accurate, but a negative result does not mean you do not have COVID-19.

Patients with special considerations

  • High-risk patients: If you test positive for COVID-19, and are an Elder or high-risk for complications, contact your provider to discuss treatment options. The sooner treatment is started, the more effective it will be.
  • Travel or pre-procedure testing: If you need COVID-19 test results for travel, prior to a procedure or other validated reason, find out if you will need a PCR lab-verified test instead of an at-home rapid test.

For more information

Call the ANMC COVID-19 results line at (907) 729-2999 for further guidance. More information is also available at anthc.org/COVID19.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or contact your primary care provider.


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