COVID-19

Tanana Chiefs Conference is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our employees, patients, tribes, and community.

Are you experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19?
Questions about COVID-19?
Call the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center at
907-451-6682 ext. 1

Testing at TCC

Patient Testing

COVID-19 testing is open and available at TCC’s Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center for beneficiaries.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include; temperature over 100 degrees, new shortness of breath, cough or sore throat, runny nose, new diarrhea, and changes in taste or smell.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, have questions about COVID-19, call 907-451-6682 ext.1

Drive-Thru Testing

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is now available at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC) in Fairbanks.

The drive-thru is available by appointment only Monday-Friday from Noon-5pm.

Testing is open only to TCC beneficiaries and VA Patient who are already establish at CAIHC.

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Hours of Service

Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC)

Monday-Sunday from 8:00am-5:00pm
Call 907-452-6682 to schedule an appointment
Patients must call the clinic prior to visiting. Appointments only (no walk-ins)

Pharmacy – CAIHC

Monday-Sunday from 8:00am-5:00pm
Patients can have their medications mailed to them OR can use our pharmacy pick-up location outside of the clinic. Learn more about requesting pharmacy refills via your phone.

Tanana Chiefs Conference –Administrative Offices

Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm
Call 907-452-8251 to schedule an appointment
Appointments only (no walk-ins)

  • Limited Clinic Hours – communicate that
  • Telemedicine Services vs coming into the clinic
  • People showing up late for appointments
  • Duration of time needed to get on flights. – 24-48 hours’ notice to get testing.
  • Work with the lab for a month – employee availability.
  • Review Flyers and Information

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About Covid-19

How to Protect Yourself and Others

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not expect there to be one until 2021. In the meantime, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Clean and Sanitize

Wash your hands often. Make sure to clean hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Don’t Touch Your Face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean and disinfect. It’s important to disinfect frequently touched surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. (Find out More)

Mask Up. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. (Find out more)

Social Distancing

Humans are the ones carrying the virus (often without realizing it), which means the virus will stop moving when WE stop moving. The goal of social distancing is to slow the virus down so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed with too many patients. Too many patients with COVID-19 at one time could lead to unnecessary deaths that could have been prevented. This is why ‘flattening the curve’ is so important and social distancing is the only effective way to make this happen.

Here’s how to practice social distancing:

  • Avoid crowded places and non-essential gatherings
  • Avoid common greetings like handshakes
  • Limit contact with people at higher risk (elders, those in poor health)
  • Keep a distance of at least 6ft from others
  • Symptoms to Watch For
  • Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for COVID-19 cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Temperature over 100 degrees
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny Nose
  • Changes in or loss of taste and smell
  • If you develop emergency warning signs, get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

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