In Alaska measles vaccination rates in public schools for the two recommended doses of measles vaccine is 91.6 %, below the 95% rate felt to be necessary to prevent outbreaks. And an estimated 7% of kindergarteners have exemptions to vaccines, one of the highest rates in the nation.
We hope this message finds you all healthy and safe. ACP is so thankful to be able to partner with your family and want to ensure you that we are here to support your physical and mental health.
ACP abruptly closed on Friday, November 30 after the earthquake due to a building evacuation. At 1:00pm on Saturday, December 1 our building was cleared to open, so we are happy to report that we will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 3 (8:00am-5:00pm). It is abnormal for us to close unexpectedly and it is likely that we will be playing catch-up for at least the first part of this week. Please be patient with our staff as we navigate all of the requests and follow-ups.
We recognize that our families need resources to help deal with the recent events. As always, you can call to speak with a nurse, schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or receive guidance from our behavioral health provider, Jessica Adams. We have also compiled some online resources that will be helpful. Please take a moment to look through these links for guidance.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns. 907-777-1800 or on patient portal.
Alaska Center for Pediatrics
We are pleased to announce that as of Tuesday, July 3, 2018 ACP is now utilizing text messages for appointment confirmation! If we have your cell phone listed as your primary number and you have consented to text messages via our new Electronic Health Record, ACP will text you from 251-56 to confirm your appointment. The confirmation text message will reach you approximately 48 hours prior to your appointment to confirm and within 24 hours to remind you of your appointment.
When you are enabled to receive text messages from ACP you will receive the following message:
Your text message confirmation will look similar to this message:
Click on the link to confirm your appointment and the link will load a page that shows you have confirmed your appointment with ACP.
At this time you can login to patient portal, however you do not need to login to complete your appointment confirmation.
Your text message reminder will look similar to this message:
It is important to note that you can stop text messages from ACP at anytime. The easiest way to stop text messages is to text 493STOP.
Please do not hesitate to contact ACP at 907-777-1800 with any questions.