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Approved Clinics

In collaboration with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT), the DHSS Office of Healthcare Access maintains the list on this site. The list constitutes medical clinics deemed eligible by OHA 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 Rural & Community Health Systems, Office of Healthcare Access

The following are OHA’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 Merry Carlson at Rural & Community Health Systems. 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
  • Prior to final approval by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the clinic must be published to OHA's approved clinic list.


Final Approval by Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

If a clinic would like to have a sign posted it must be approved first under OHA standards. After OHA 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 Merry Carlson at (907) 269-2042, or email