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Alaska Regional Hospital

Emergency Care

For generations, Alaskans have counted on Alaska Regional Hospital for fast, high quality, medical care with a personal touch. Our ER is open 24 hours a day and staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, emergency nurses and experienced technicians who quickly assess symptoms, diagnose illnesses and administer treatment.

Our emergency room doctors and support staff are capable of treating minor and major medical emergencies. Our team is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. In addition, our hospital is Alaska's first Joint Commission - certified Stroke Center, and we are certified in stroke screening by The National Institute of Health. Our ER also provides:

  • State-of-the-art equipment for cardiac and trauma patients
  • A trauma nurse coordinator who provides trauma prevention, education and community for patients during their hospital stay
  • A convenient location, adjacent to Merrill Field. Alaska Regional Hospital is the only non-military hospital in the United States where fixed wing aircraft can taxi directly to the door.
  • Streamlined patient transfer process through partnerships between LifeFlight Air Ambulance and patient access center.

When a visit to the ER requires physician follow up or specialized treatment, our care partners provide high quality, cost-effective healthcare that is consistently ranked among the best in the nation.

Our Emergency Department average wait times are some of the fastest in the community, and can be checked immediately by texting ER to 23000 or by visiting our homepage at Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit