Emergency Services

Acute Care

Cordova Community Medical Center offers a range of services, including acute, emergency, preventive and long-term care.

Acute Care

Our physician and nursing team which includes Family Practice Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses’ Aides can provide for a wide range of medical conditions if your stay is expected to last less than 96 hours (4 days).

Acute and observation care hospitalization for conditions such as pneumonia or asthma, dehydration, infections, some cardiac conditions as well as others for patients of all ages.

Patients will severe illness, those needing surgery, critical care, specialty care or diagnostic testing not available in Cordova will be stabilized and transferred to another facility. The facilities most commonly used are in Anchorage and include The Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center. This is based on your preference, the availability of services and your insurance.

Visiting Hours

Our regular visiting hours are from 8:00am – 10:00pm

All visitors are required to sign in and check with Nursing staff before seeing the patient. If you have a special need please contact the Nurse at the front desk. We do request that you not visit if you have a cold or contagious disease.

Subject to the patient’s medical conditions and consent we will not deny access to anyone based on their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or other grounds.

Emergency Services

Cordova Community Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital. We offer 24 hour a day 7 days a week emergency care to the Cordova community. Care is provided without regard to the patient’s ability to pay. Our ER is staffed through an on-call roster of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine physicians. Patients coming to the emergency room can expect to be seen by the physician within 30 minutes of their arrival. After being seen by a physician, if your condition is not emergent you may be referred to our Primary Care Clinic.

For emergencies requiring surgery, critical care, specialty care or diagnostic testing not available in Cordova, patients will be stabilized and transferred to another facility. Facilities most commonly used are in Anchorage and include The Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center. This is based on your preference, the availability of services and your insurance.

Lab Services

We provide full services for any physician-ordered test. In addition, we have certified personnel to perform DOT and non-DOT urine drug screen collections.

 

Laboratory Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to have my blood drawn?

No appointment is necessary. When you need lab work, come to the front desk in the lobby of CCMC and our staff will register you for your lab work, as long as your orders have been sent by the providing physician.

My test asks me to fast, what does this mean?

In most cases fasting just means not eating or drinking 12-14 hours prior to testing. Patients can only have water. However, fasting can vary between tests so if there is any question you should contact the lab at 424-8232 to verify what you should do.

Should I take my medicine prior to my blood work?

You can take your medicine at the regularly scheduled time unless you need food with it, in which case, wait to take your food and medicine until after your blood is taken. Please contact the lab at 424-8232 if you are not sure.

Can I get a copy of my results?

Yes, you can get a copy of your results. You will need to sign a release if you want your records released to yourself or to another physician other than the ordering physician. You will need to pick up your records from Medical Records in person.

How long will it take before my physician has results?

Results for blood tests conducted on-site at CCMC are sent to the physician on the same day that they are drawn. Lab tests performed outside of the CCMC lab are typically available in 2-3 days.

If you still have lab related questions, please contact the lab at 424-8232 for assistance.

Radiology

We can do any, provider ordered, routine radiology exams between 8:30am and 5:00pm, and if you have emergent needs; our Tech is on call 24 hours a day. We have the capability to do CT exams (Cat Scans) during those same times. CCMC Radiology is committed to stay as up to date as possible in both equipment and training.

Radiology Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment for Radiology services?

You do need an appointment for all X-rays, Cat Scans, Ultrasounds and Mammograms when they are available. Make sure that your order has been sent by your  providing physician and received by CCMC; otherwise we cannot do any of the exams you may need. The only exception to the order rule is that you may self-request a Screening Mammogram. Screening Mammogram is defined as an annual routine mammogram with no problems.

What do I need to do to prepare for to visit Radiology?

In some cases fasting is required. However preparations can vary so if there is any question you should contact the Radiology Department at 424-8251 to verify what you should do.

Can I get a copy of my results?

Yes, you can get a copy of your results. You must sign a release if you want your results released  to yourself or another physician other than the ordering physician. You will need to pick your records up from the Medical Records Department in person. If you would like to request a copy of your images you will need to contact the Radiology Department directly at 424-8251, please give at least one working day of notice if possible.

How long will it take before my physician has results?

Results are sent to your physician within 2-3 days, on average. If you have not heard back from your provider in this timeframe, you may want to contact him/her.

How do I need to dress for my exam?

You should wear as little jewelry as possible, and your clothing should contain nothing metal (buttons, rivets, zippers, grommets, change, keys, etc.).

If you still have radiology related questions, please contact radiology at 424-8251 for assistance