Alaska Regional Hospital plans on opening a neighborhood health clinic in a vacant space on the corner of Mountain View Drive and Price Street.
The new location will allow the hospital to serve an unmet need in the area, CEO Julie Taylor said in a Friday afternoon press release. According to data from the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services, Mountain View is home to a disproportionately high number of Medicaid superusers — people who use emergency room services for non-emergency needs. The new Alaska Regional clinic will become the only primary care provider in the neighborhood.
The 2,200-square-foot space is owned by the Anchorage Community Land Trust, which leases the property’s other suites to several prominent local artists. ACLT Executive Director Kirk Rose said the partnership with Alaska Regional represents an important transformation for the building.
“It’s a game-changer,” he said.