South Peninsula Hospital is working closely with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and other state and local agencies in our response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you are encouraged to maintain a physical distance from others of at least 6 feet, practice frequent hand washing, clean regularly used surfaces, wear cloth face coverings while in public, stay home when sick, and get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.

Covid-19 Vaccines

July 27 Update

COVID Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street

Pfizer and Janssen vaccines – available 7 days a week.

Moderna vaccines – available only on Fridays

Walk-ins welcome from 9am-5pm daily, or click below to make an appointment

Moderna Pfizer & Janssen*
NOTE: as of July 26 we are temporarily out of Janssen vaccines

Back-to-School Reminder – It takes five weeks to be considered fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. Parental consent is required for minors. Learn more about vaccine safety in minors in letter to parents from Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska

Get $40 in Homer bucks with every vaccine (while supplies last).  Already received a vaccine? Alaskan residents who have already received a Covid-19 vaccine can put their name into a drawing for $100 and $250 gift cards to local businesses. Winners will be drawn every other Thursday, and your name will stay in the pot throughout the month of September for up to five chances to win! Stop by the Covid Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street to enter your name in the drawing.

Vaccines are now offered during your appointments at Homer Medical Center and the SPH Family Care Clinic. Inquire at time of your appointment. Click here for a complete list of vaccine providers on the southern kenai peninsula.

Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for individuals 12 years of age and older. Moderna and Janssen vaccines are authorized only for individuals 18 years of age and older Who is eligible? Anyone 12 and older. Vaccine Information: Information about COVID-19 vaccines approved by FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

Free COVID-19 testing is offered!

Got Symptoms?  Get Tested! If you are having any of these COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested — Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Chills, Difficulty breathing, Headache, Muscle or joint aches, Nausea, Rash, Diarrhea, Decreased sense of smell or taste, Runny nose, Sore throat, Increased phlegm production or the sudden onset of any new, unexplained symptom.

Who qualifies for free testing?

  • Anyone who recently attended a social gathering
  • Anyone who was in a crowded indoor space, close to others
  • Anyone with any COVID-like symptom, or sudden onset of an unexplained symptom
  • Travel out of state (residents and non-residents) per  state mandate
  • Residents with tickets for travel to areas requiring testing to arrive
  • Anyone with known close contact to a confirmed positive, between 6-14 days after exposure. Close contact is within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or longer during the persons infectious period
  • Anyone with a provider’s referral
  • Anyone as required for pre-procedure screening
  • Critical Infrastructure and essential services (based on employer requirement)
  • Additional groups based on state mandates and current criteria

Bring your photo I.D. (or something with name/DOB), and an insurance card if you have one.

Where and when can I test?

  • SPH COVID Testing: Free testing is offered at the SPH COVID Vaccine & Test Site, in the lower level of SPH Specialty Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street; use the Danview Avenue Access; open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Please call first to pre-register 235-0235, or to find out if you qualify or want to speak to the COVID nurse. No appointment is necessary.

Turn around time for results are variable depending on availability of supplies.

How do I get my results? You will receive those on the patient portal, accessed through the email address you give at time of testing. If it’s been five days and you’ve not yet received results, or need help with your portal, call the hotline M-F at 235-0881. More info on patient portal.

Free Symptom Checker

♦ I got tested, now what?

♦ What should I do if I’m sick?

♦ What if I’m a close contact to a confirmed positive?

South Peninsula Hospital is taking extreme measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff during this pandemic, and to expand our capacity to care for those in need. We know routine healthcare must be safely available, so that’s why we’ve instituted the highest level of safety precautions for patients, visitors and staff. Read about them here.

Visitation Level – Complete Restriction
Based on the level of community spread of Covid-19, visitors are not permitted at this time.  Entrance to our facilities is limited to only those with appointments for medical care or persons seeking care.  Visitors are not permitted in Long Term Care.  One designated visitor per patient per stay is permitted for pediatric patients, OB patients, surgery patients and end of life care. This precaution is to help safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff, patients, and visitors so that we can continue to serve our community and provide you with the best care. All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure, will need to wear a procedure mask, and will be restricted to certain areas within the facilities. Procedure masks are available at all entrances free of charge.

Contact Derotha Ferraro, Public Information Officer at or (907) 235-0397 for media inquiries.

Phone Numbers:  
South Peninsula Hospital 235-8101
COVID Desk 235-0235
Homer Medical Center 235-8586
HMC West Wing Clinic 435-3040
Behavioral Health 235-7202
Specialty Clinic 235-0310
Family Care Clinic 235-0900
Rehabilitation Dept. 235-0370

Homer Public Health Office  235-8857

Total vaccines administered on July 23: 22

COVID-19 Case Counts Last updated July 26

Area Confirmed
Statewide 71,286
Kenai Peninsula 4,747
SPH Service Area 854
Anchor Point 114
Fritz Creek 19
Homer 578
Other South 143
New case activity in SPH service area from 07/19to 07/26: 40 – Alert Level: RED

Based on data provided daily by Alaska DHSS Alaska case count website Kenai Peninsula case map website *School Operation Levels Dashboard*

COVID-19 tests at SPH since May 1, 2021 Last updated July 27

Total Negative Positive Pending
4,007 3,802 205 0

*Please note, this is the total test swabs collected and processed by SPH, and may reflect more than one test swab from the same individual tested more than one time

Total positive tests resulted July 25: 15

Where to find accurate information on COVID-19 in Alaska, the U.S., and the world: