In collaboration with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT), the DHSS Health Planning & Systems Development (HPSD) office maintains the list on this site. The list constitutes medical clinics deemed eligible by HPSD for further consideration by DOT for a "Day Medical Clinic" sign.
Day Medical Clinic Signs
The placing of a "Day Medical Clinic" sign is intended to enhance public safety by providing direction to medical clinics at locations when there are no nearby hospitals.
It is required that sign(s) which announce the location of a “Day Medical Clinic” must show the clinic’s business hours in order to avoid drawing people to closed facilities during an emergency.
Initial Approval by DHSS DPH Section of Health Planning & Systems Development (HPSD)
The following are HPSD’s steps for review prior to medical sign consideration by DOT/PF:
- First read the criteria for posting a roadside sign for “Day Medical Clinic.”
- Next send a short memo showing that your clinic complies with Day Medical Clinic criteria to the attention of Susan Mason-Bouterse at HPSD. The memo must be signed by a clinic director or administrator. The best way to send the memo is by e-mail with an attached PDF to Susan.Mason-Bouterse@alaska.gov.
- Prior to final approval by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the clinic must be published to HPSD's approved clinic list.
Final Approval by Department of Trasportation & Public Facilities
If a clinic would like to have a sign posted it must be approved first under HPSD standards. After HPSD establishes eligibility, the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will conduct its final approval process for sign eligibility.
The following are phone numbers of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Permit Officers who work on final approval of Day Medical Signs:
- Central Region area (Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kodiak, Bethel, etc.)(907) 269-0700.
For more information contact Susan Mason-Bouterse at (907) 465-8534, or email Susan.Mason-Bouterse@alaska.gov.