South Peninsula Hospital is working closely with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and numerous state and local agencies in our response to the rapidly-emerging 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.

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 testing?

  • 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 5-14 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 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. This is an outdoor setting, you park and walk up to the window to test. Those needing assistance can call the number posted at the parking lot.

Most of our tests get processed at the state lab in Anchorage and take 4-5 days for processing. A small group can get rapid tested, including local public works, transportation and public safety, based 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

What should I do if I’m sick?  | What if I’ve been exposed?

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.

Entrance to our facilities is limited to only those with appointments for medical care or persons seeking care. Visitors are permitted only if accompanying patients to surgery, emergency department, inpatient, or the birthing center.Visitation for a patient with COVID-19 or under investigation for COVID-19 is limited to one designated visitor for the duration of the stay. No visitors are allowed in Long Term Care.  All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure, will need to wear a face cover, and will be restricted to certain areas within the facilities.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how we are preparing for and responding to COVID-19, and how this might affect you or your loved ones.

Want to donate supplies or your time?

SPH is in need of: Disposable gowns, Hand Sewn Hair/Head Covers, Procedure/Surgical Masks, Hand Sewn Face Masks.

To donate, please visit the City of Homer Donations and Volunteering page.

Interested in donating food for staff? We are not able to accept homemade items at this time, but food made and delivered by business establishments is always a welcome treat. Call 235-0325 for details.

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

Homer Public Health Office  235-8857

COVID-19 Case Counts
Last updated Oct 23

Area Confirmed Recovered
Statewide 12,118 6,270
Kenai Peninsula 637 410
SPH Service Area 151 98
Anchor Point 11 7
Fritz Creek 7 4
Homer 95 64
Other South 38 23
New case activity in SPH service area from
10/11 to 10/18: 12

Based on data provided daily by Alaska DHSS
Alaska case count website
Kenai Peninsula case map website

COVID-19 tests submitted by SPH*
Last updated Oct 23

Total Negative Positive Pending
10,864 10,487 144 233

*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

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