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Patient Housing & Travel

Like many healthcare systems, SEARHC relies on referrals to outside providers for specialized and emergency medical treatment. The SEARHC Travel Office and SEARHC Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) help facilitate the process.

SEARHC Patient Housing

Many SEARHC patients from outside Sitka visit Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center to receive advanced healthcare services that require little or no hospitalization. Our 7,820-square-foot, short-term housing facility offers a safe, comfortable place to stay for as many as 32 patients or family members. Our facility offers eighteen rooms, including fourteen double-occupancy rooms and four single rooms. In addition, two of our double-occupancy rooms are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The facility serves Alaska Native and non-Native patients receiving healthcare services in Sitka, including care received at non-SEARHC facilities. We accept Medicaid payments for lodging, meals, and transportation, and we offer van service to and from the airport and ferry terminal. Meals are provided at SEARHC’s Island Skillet Cafe, located on the ground floor of the main hospital building. For more information, call 907.966.8991.

Patient Housing Office: 907.966.8991

Patient Travel Office

SEARHC Patient Travel Office is here to handle your emergency travel needs if you are eligible. We have a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week travel coordinator on call for all our patients who are traveling.

Patient Travel
Toll-free: 800.916.8566
In Sitka: 907.966.8345, after hours call 907.966.2411

We ask that patients please call as soon as they know the need to change their travel arrangements.

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