Travel to Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center is the biggest hospital and trauma center in the state. The center offers comprehensive and complete medical care to all people in Alaska and beyond. This is a fete that no other medical center in the state of Alaska can accomplish. Providence Health & Services in the state is a network of non-profit Catholic health centers, care plans, doctors, clinics, home medical care and related services that is driven by a need of providing healthcare that was began by Providence sisters more than a century-and-a-half ago.

Patients travel from far and wide to come and enjoy healthcare in Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Many insurance plans cover medical treatments but do not cover travel costs. For this reason, patients and their loved ones must make proper plans to ensure that they keep travel expenses at the minimum. In case you are not able to meet your travel costs on your own, you can check our directory of charitable bodies that help in arranging cost-free travel for healthcare.

If you cannot afford travel for medical treatment, use our directory of charitable organizations that can help arrange no-cost transportation for you.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

The center has a long history of serving patients in Alaska and beyond since the onset when Providence sisters first introduced medical care to Nome back in 1902. This foundational healthcare spirit set the pace of modern medical care in the state of Alaska. This spirit also served as the pioneering foundational element for Providence rise as the best healthcare provider in Alaska.

Currently, the center provides healthcare to patients from six communities in Alaska. These communities include those in Anchorage, Kodiak Island, Seward, Eagle River, Valdez and Mat-Su. In so doing, the Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the biggest private employer in Alaska employing upwards of 4,000 professionals in both full and part-time capacities. The hospital operates in close partnership with doctors and care providers in the state to offer healthcare to patients of all ages in Alaska, while extending the same to patients in Washington, Montana, California and Oregon through their sister facilities located in those areas.

Providence Alaska Medical Center provides the Alaska’s children’s only healthcare facility. It also provides the only Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit in the state of Alaska. The center is unique for providing services and technologies that cannot be found in any other medical facility in the state.

The center also operates Providence Medical Group Behavioral Health Clinic to provide mental health services to outpatients of all ages. These services offered here include medication management, diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological and psychological testing, group and individual treatments and therapies. The center continues to set the pace of behavioral health in the state through provision of high quality comprehensive mental care and substance abuse care in a well compassionate medical care structure. Among the services that you can get here include the following;

  • Medical Directorship
  • Supervision
  • Consultation Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Neuropsychological / Psychological Testing
  • Psychiatric Interviews
  • Medication Management
  • Neurofeedback Services
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy

Service Locations

  • Psychiatric Emergency Department
  • Providence Mental Health Unit- Adolescent
  • Providence Mental Health Unit- Adult
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Adolescent Residential Treatment Program
  • Providence Crisis Recovery Center
  • Providence Extended Care
  • Providence Breakthrough
  • Providence Transitional Care Center
  • PMG Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinics

The center provides compassionate healthcare services to patients in Alaska and beyond especially those that are stricken by poverty and those that are vulnerable. The hospital is also using innovations in telemedicine, bundled care plans, shared decision-making online tools as well as integrated services in all its hospitals and clinics. This ensures that the facility offer healthcare to patients in a more effective and efficient manner. The center is known worldwide for its promotion of respect, justice, compassion and stewardship in its operations.

Getting to Providence Alaska Medical Center

By Air

You can get to Providence Alaska Medical Center from anywhere in the world. This is because the area is served by many airports with both domestic and international flights. Among the most important and closest airports that can be used to access the hospital from within and outside the state of Alaska include the following;

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • Merrill Filed Airport
  • Providence Hospital Heliport
  • Flying Crown Airport
  • Lake Hood Seaplane Base

There are many other domestic flight airports that can be used to access the hospital by patients flying from within the country and Alaska. This depends on where you are located and your travel preferences.

Once you are in the airport of your choice, you can get a cab or taxi or even a rental car for your transportation to the hospital. Yellow cabs, Share-A-Ride and AnchorRIDES are easily accessible in the airports. You can also check the information desk to get details of available ground transportation to the hospital.

If you need to fly to Providence Alaska Medical Center Stanford,use our Flight Search to find the best fares. The closest airport to Providence Alaska Medical Center Stanford with commercial service is Merrill Filed Airport. Providence Alaska Medical Center Stanford is around 2 miles from Merrill Filed Airport (Get Directions Here).

If you are flexible, or have not yet booked your appointment, use our Price Calendar to find the best days to fly and book your medical appointment accordingly.

By Public Transportation

There are many buses that can take you to the hospital from wherever you are located. The area is served by public transit bus system. The bus systems that can take you to the hospital include the following;

  • People Mover
  • Eagle River Connect
  • Valley Mover
  • Magic Bus

Routes 1, 3,13,36,45 and102 buses are the best options when you want to go to the hospital by bus.

  • Uber and Lyft are inexpensive and convenient options for local transportation. Click on the links to sign up with one or both of these services before your trip.
  • If you need medical transport, for example, wheelchair transportation, use our medical transport directory to find options in the San Diego area.
  • Finally, if you would prefer to book a ride in advance, use our advance ride finder.

Lodging Options for Providence Alaska Medical Center

There are many lodging options for persons with patients being attended at the Providence Alaska Medical Center. The area is served by some of the leading hotels, suites and accommodations in the state. The following lodging options are all within two miles vicinity from the hospital;

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott University Lake Anchorage
  • Alaskan European Bed & Breakfast Inn Anchorage:
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Anchorage:
  • Best Western Golden Lion Hotel Anchorage:
  • Extended Stay America Hotel Midtown Anchorage:
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anchorage:
  • Embassy Suites Anchorage:

Locations and Contacts

  • Providence Valdez Medical Center

911 Meals Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

Main Phone: (907) 835-2249


  • Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

3801 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99508

Main Phone: 907-562-2277

Fax: 907-563-3460


  • Providence Chiniak Bay Elder House

1915 E. Rezanof Drive
Kodiak Island, AK 99615

Main Phone: 907-486-7800


  • Providence Medical Group Mat-Su Behavioral Health

2250 S. Woodworth Loop
Suite 202
Palmer, AK 99645

Phone: 907-761-5800.

Customer Service Contacts at Providence

Billing Customer Service

If you have questions about your hospital or clinic bill, please call Billing Customer Service

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center
    Kodiak Island Medical Center
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | 1-866-747-2455
  • Providence Anchorage Physician Billing
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | 1-866-747-2455
  • Providence Seward Medical & Care Center
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 907-224-2837
  • Providence Valdez Medical Center
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 907-835-2249

Our Financial Assistance Team

If you are unable to pay your bill and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for financial assistance (free or reduced-cost care). To apply, please call Providence Financial Assistance.

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Providence Seward Medical & Care Center


If you have questions about Medicare coverage, please call 800-633-4227 or visit