Laboratory and X-Ray
SCHC is following guidelines from the CDC and State of Alaska DHSS. The testing criteria for COVID-19 have expanded. Currently, anyone who has symptoms is encouraged to get tested.
Symptoms include: cough, chills, difficulty breathing, diminished sense of taste or smell, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, muscle/joint aches, nausea, rash, chills with shivering, runny nose, sore throat, or increased sputum (phlegm) production.
COVID-19 testing is available at the Willow clinic by appointment only. Tests are performed curbside to prevent viral exposure within the facility.
Influenza A & B
Micro albumin/creatinine ratio
Urine Pregnancy testing
Random Blood Glucose
For diagnostic laboratory testing SCHC partners with LabCorp. Specimens are collected in our office and shipped to their laboratories in the lower 48. While most tests can be collected in our office, due to our semi-remote location there are a very limited number of tests that we cannot collect. Also on occasion results are needed sooner than the 2-4 days it typically takes for us to receive them. In both of these rare instances patients are referred to collection sites either in the Wasilla or Anchorage.
Ancillary send out lab services are provided for patients who have orders from providers outside the Sunshine Community Health Center team. SCHC is not a full service lab and due to our semi-remote location not all tests can be collected for send out to LabCorp, for this reason patients with outside orders are required to submit their test orders prior to making an appointment.
For patients without insurance the Alaska State Public Health Lab provides many tests free of charge or at a reduced cost. Specimens are collected in our offices and shipped to either Anchorage or Fairbanks.
- Anchorage Public Health Lab tests for Tuberculosis (TB), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Pertussis, Syphilis, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157, Campylobacter, Vibrio, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Haemophilis and Neisseria infections.
- Fairbanks Public Health Lab tests for HIV, hepatitis A, B, and C, adenovirus, enterovirus, rubella, rubeola, mumps, varicella zoster virus, herpes viruses, rabies virus, norovirus, RSV, parainfluenza, and influenza A & B.
Alaska Native Beneficiaries
We are able to collect specimens and ship them to the Alaska Native Medical Center Lab in Anchorage.
Limited x-ray services are offered and all x-rays are sent electronically to be reviewed by a radiologist at Imaging Associates of Providence. At this time we DO NOT offer Ancillary x-ray services for patients with orders from providers outside the SCHC team of providers.
Sunshine Community Health Center participates in the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP).
There is no charge for the vaccine, but SCHC does charge immunization administration fees.
Check with a patient advocate to see if you vaccines are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-care.