For the safety and wellbeing of all patients, visitors and staff, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is restricting visitors. Please understand that visitation policies are subject to change. For the most current visitation policy updates click here or call the FHP Information Line at 907-458-5066.


Due to the increase in prevalence and severity of COVID-19 in the community, we are experiencing a sharp rise in the number of patients seeking care.  

This increase, combined with community-wide staffing shortages, is creating significant wait times for visits. Delays may also be experienced for COVID-19 test results, which may take up to 72 hours.

When to Test

If you have any of the following symptoms, get a test. It is the best way to protect yourself and those around you. 


  • have a fever between 100.4 degrees F and 102 degrees F, are feeling feverish, or feel warm to the touch
  • have a new or worsening cough
  • have a new or worsening sore throat
  • have flu-like symptoms (chills, runny or stuffy nose, headache, body aches, and/or feeling tired)
  • are having shortness of breath that is not limiting your ability to speak
  • have new loss of taste or smell
  • have new nausea or vomiting
  • have new diarrhea

If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath or a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

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