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Patient Housing & Travel

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.

Patient Housing Courtesy Shuttle  |  907.966.8399
Transportation to and from the airport or ferry terminal is available. If we are not at the airport or ferry terminal when you arrive, please give us a call.





For more information, call the Patient Housing Office: 907.966.8991

SEARHC Courtesy Shuttles

SEARHC provides courtesy shuttle services to our Sitka and Juneau Campuses.

Sitka  |  907.966.8399 |  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please schedule your ride at least 24 hours before your SEARHC appointment.

Juneau  |  907.364.4410 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The shuttle operates from Sandy Beach in Douglas to the 5000 block of North Douglas and Front Street downtown to Mendenhall Back Loop Road in the valley.

SEARHC Patient Travel

SEARHC Patient Travel is here to handle your travel needs if you are eligible. We have a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week travel coordinator available at 833.966.8747 (TRIP) for all our patients who are traveling.

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

SEARHC Patient Travel Resources

SEARHC Patient Travel Policies