Public Health Nurses at the Fairbanks Public Health Center provide services in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and surrounding communities. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Alaskans through partnering with individuals, communities, and systems while advancing self-reliance, dignity, and cultural integrity. Public Health Nurses provide services in a variety of ways. Examples include community education, such as our monthly Successful Breastfeeding Class, regular immunization clinics at a variety of locations in the community, and New Parents Clinic in partnership with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Public Health Nurses provide postpartum support for families. We coordinate a Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at our health center twice a year in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of community health partners.
State of Alaska Public Health Nursing offers all routine childhood vaccines for children ages 2 months thru 18 years of age regardless of insurance status. Please bring a copy of your child’s shot record with you to your appointment.
Flu vaccine is available at the Fairbanks Public Health Center, call for more information. Flu shots will be available to all community members Saturday October 21, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM at the Noel Wien Public Library and the North Pole Branch Library. Free flu vaccine will be available to all ages (starting at 6 months) at this one day event as part of an Emergency Preparedness Exercise.
Public Health Nursing offers developmental and health screenings, physical exams, immunizations, and parenting support at all well child appointments. Well Child Exams are available for children age 6 and under.
Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support:
Public Health Nurses support and connect families to available resources in the community as they transition to parenthood. Research shows that babies who receive only breastmilk for the first six months of life are less likely to develop a wide range of chronic and acute diseases, including ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, obesity, and respiratory illness. To reach the goal of exclusive breastfeeding mothers need a team of helpers and healthcare professionals to support them. Public Health Nurses can lend a hand to help breastfeeding mothers succeed.
Community and System Work:
We work with community partners on coalitions and boards to address public health concerns that affect children including domestic violence, obesity, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness.
Winter Health Tip:
Is your family ready for winter? Put together an emergency kit for your home and car in case of an emergency or power outage. Ideas for an emergency plan for families with children can be found at https://www.ready.gov/kids
There are many ways to be in touch with us.
Facebook: Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center
Location: 1025 W. Barnette St. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Hours: 8-5 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and 8-6 on Thursdays