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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 Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day with board-certified Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Nurses and experienced technicians who quickly assess symptoms, diagnose illnesses and administer expert treatment.

Our Emergency Department staff is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Our hospital is Alaska's first Joint Commission - certified Stroke Center, and all our Emergency Department staff are certified in stroke screening from The National Institute of Health.

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

  • Cardiac and trauma patients are treated on site with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our Trauma Nurse Coordinator follows patients throughout their hospital stay and provides trauma prevention education community and statewide.
  • Located 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.
  • We have streamlined our patient transfer process through partnerships between LifeFlight Air Ambulance and our patient access center.