Dahl Memorial Clinic’s new curbside medication pick-up location. (Photo by Melinda Munson)

By Melinda Munson

The Dahl Memorial Clinic (DMC) is advising patients to “postpone or cancel all non-urgent or elective appointments for three months to decrease the overall impact of COVID-19 on the Alaska healthcare structure,” in a public notice dated March 18. The clinic is following guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

DMC will remain open. Community members who are unsure if their medical issue qualifies as urgent should contact the clinic for guidance.

Curbside medication pickup is now available during business hours. Patients should park in the designated spot at the front of the clinic and call 983-2255, extension 2. An employee will walk the prescriptions to the vehicle.

Starting March 23, DMC will provide curbside testing for COVID-19. Concerned persons should call the clinic to determine if testing is necessary.