1st Care Center

a nurse and a patient

About TVC 1st Care

Located in downtown Fairbanks, Tanana Valley Clinic's 1st Care is a walk-in medical center. We are open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is needed.

1st Care is your choice for immediate and after hours care. Staffed by board-certified family physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and medical assistants, we are devoted to maintaining the high level of patient care you would expect from your own family or internal medicine provider.

You do not need to be an established patient with Tanana Valley Clinic to receive care with us. We will help coordinate with your primary health provider to help get you the care you need, when you need it.  We also can help arrange referrals for specialty care or physical therapy, should your medical condition require this.

Our Care

At 1st Care, we are able to manage a majority of your immediate care needs, including:

  • Upper and lower respiratory illness*
  • Sore throat and ear pain*
  • Allergies and asthma*
  • Skin conditions*
  • Dehydration and illness such as stomach flu
  • Burns
  • Laceration Repair
  • Incision and drainage of simple abscesses
  • Fracture evaluation and management
  • Flu vaccines
  • Headaches*
  • Infections
  • Concussion
  • DOT physicals
  • Sports exams
  • Joint issues/gout*
  • Sexually transmitted illness evaluation and management*
  • Gynecologic issues*
  • Hemorrhoid issues
  • Urinary and bowel complaints*
  • Medication refills and basic health maintenance (and we will work to get you back to your primary doctor)

*Conditions suitable to be addressed by telemedicine.

1st Care offers a full complement of lab testing and X-Ray services available during all hours, with access to CT services during the weekdays.

1st Care also offers a number of providers who treat musculoskeletal complaints with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), and can provide flexible schedules for vasectomy consultations with Dr. Dillon, Dr. Day, and Dr. Sheridan.

Introducing

1st Care Fast Track

Our goal at TVC 1st Care is to provide swift and effective care without compromising the level of attention and support each patient deserves. That’s why we’ve implemented a highly efficient fast-track system, aimed at reducing patient wait times while maintaining the highest quality of care.

Step 1: Post Check-in Assessment

Following check-in, an experienced nurse may assess your condition and determine if the Fast Track system is right for you. 

Patients qualify for fast-track if they have a single complaint and only need an exam without blood draw, x-rays, etc. Conditions like uncomplicated UTI, simple rash, ear pain, and more. 

Step 2: Swift, Uncompromising Care

If eligible, you'll be directed to our Fast Track workflow, ensuring you receive care in the shortest time possible.

Step 3: Expert Treatment

Our dedicated medical team will provide personalized care to address your specific needs.


What Our Patients Are Saying

Reception:
(907) 458-2682

3-Website Icons_hours.png8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
7 days a week

TVC 1st Care
1101 Noble Street

Telemedicine services available

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