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

April 29 Update

Walk-in Vaccine Clinic!

10am-2pm Friday, May 7

Homer Spit Boat House Pavilion, Near Ramp 2

Both Pfizer and Janssen offered

Make an Appointment For an appointment for Pfizer or Janssen vaccination at the Covid Vaccine and Test Clinic on Bartlett street.

NEW! Walk-ins welcome daily 12pm-5pm at 4201 Bartlett Street, lower level.

Vaccines are now offered during your appointments at Homer Medical Center and the SPH Family Care Clinic. Inquire at time of your appointment.

Getting your second dose? Call 235-0235 for questions or if you need to cancel or reschedule.

Note: Pfizer vaccine is authorized only for individuals 16 years of age and older, and Moderna and Janssen vaccines are authorized only for individuals 18 years of age and older.
Who is eligible? Anyone living or working in Alaska is eligible.
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?

Newly added:

  • Anyone who recently attended a social gathering
  • Anyone who was in a crowded indoor space, close to others

Additional previous eligibility criteria:

  • 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.

Most of our tests get processed at the state lab in Anchorage and take 4-5 days for processing.

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 – Minor
Entrance to our facilities is limited to only those with appointments for medical care or persons seeking care, and approved visitors. Based on the level of community spread of Covid-19 , South Peninsula Hospital’s visitation level is currently at: Minor Risk.  This level means each patient admitted to the hospital will be allowed two designated visitors per stay. Inpatient visitation hours are daily from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Radiology, Surgery and Emergency Department patients are permitted only one visitor per visit. PT/Rehab patients can have one essential visitor if approved by PT staff. 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. Exceptions: Visitation for a patient with COVID-19 or under investigation for COVID-19 is permitted only one visitor. No visitors are allowed in Long Term Care

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.

Contact Derotha Ferraro, Public Information Officer at dbf@sphosp.org 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 vaccine doses administered: 6,739

Last update: 4/28/2021

COVID-19 Case Counts Last updated May 3

Area Confirmed
Statewide 65,678
Kenai Peninsula 4,267
SPH Service Area 719
Anchor Point 83
Fritz Creek 19
Homer 495
Other South 122
New case activity in SPH service area from 04/26 to 05/3: 9

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

COVID-19 tests submitted by SPH since May 1, 2021 Last updated May 3

Total Negative Positive Pending
47 34 0 13

*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: