ANTHC is bringing health to the homes of our Alaska Native communities. Our construction and engineering staff provide planning, design, construction and operations support for health facilities and other community projects throughout Alaska.

Our work includes:

For more than 34 years, a small log-constructed building has served as the clinic for Arctic Village, Alaska, a small remote community of 199 residents that borders the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The clinic served as best as possible, but it lacked basic features typical for a health care facility. Dedicated spaces for dental, behavioral health and living quarters were lacking as well as features such as piped water and sewer, and ventilation.

Through cooperative efforts, the Arctic Village Council, the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, and ANTHC identified, pursued and successfully obtained construction funding for a new replacement clinic. Funding partners include the Indian Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Rasmusson Foundation, the Denali Commission and the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments.

Construction of a new 2,257 square-foot clinic is underway. The new clinic will be equipped with fully piped water and sewer services and features two exam rooms, a dental operatory, a behavioral health office, lab/pharmacy room and generous living quarters for housing traveling physicians, dentists and other specialists. The new facility will have full access to telemedicine services and electronic health records.

Work on the clinic started in the spring of 2022 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Progress has been steady despite the challenges of travel restrictions, equipment breakdowns, labor shortages, ballooning inflation and supply chain interruptions.  Construction completion is scheduled for August 2024.

Construction is being performed by Tikigaq Constructors, a Native-owned firm based in Point Hope, Alaska. The project utilizes local labor and equipment resources from the community.