COVID-19

Members of the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) Board of Directors alongside MSHF CEO Elizabeth Ripley are expressing their freedom to make a difference during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources

  • Get the latest local COVID-19 updates on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough COVID-19 Response page.
  • Find the most recent news and school status updates straight from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.
  • Learn about COVID-19 and get national updates through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • See Alaska 2-1-1 for information on housing/shelter, food, healthcare, and other support and updates including service changes and closures statewide and in the Municipality of Anchorage. If 2-1-1 does not work for you, please try 1-800-478-2221. Extended call center hours:  7am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
  • Connect Mat-Su can provide Mat-Su residents with immediate access to  information, referrals, and direct assistance needed for them to thrive physically, mentally and emotionally. Call 907-373-2628 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for assistance.
  • Alaska Legal Services Corp. has resources and legal information related to COVID-19 on their website.
  • Discover local volunteer opportunities through United Way of Mat-Su.
  • The Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center and Wasilla Public Library are providing free drive-in WiFi so you can connect while maintaining social distance. You can find the free public WiFi option closest to you, as well as other resources, using this tool.

Mat-Su COVID-19 Test Sites

Are you concerned that you may have the coronavirus? There are currently 10 test sites in the Mat-Su Borough. Because test kits are still in short supply, people without clear symptoms may not be tested, but everyone with symptoms should be screened by a medical professional. For complete details, please call the test site of your choice before going there. Testing is available regardless of ability to pay.

Big Lake
Mat-Su Health Services
3261 Big Lake Road | (907) 376-2411

Palmer
Capstone Clinic Palmer Mobile Testing Site
12039 E. Maple Springs Way, Suite A | (907) 864-4642

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
2500 S. Woodworth Loop | (907) 861-6000

Sutton
C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center
11495 N Callison Street | (907) 631-7665

Wasilla
Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center
1001 S Knik Goose Bay Road | (907) 631-7800

Capstone Clinic
3122 E Meridian Park Loop | (907) 864-4642

Mat-Su Health Services
1363 W Spruce Ave | (907) 376-2411

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Urgent Care
950 E Bogard Road, Suite 103 | (907) 352-2880

Urgent Care at Lake Lucille
185 E Parks Highway | (907) 373-4200

Willow
Sunshine Community Health Center
24091 Long Lake Road | (907) 495-4100

Help for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Need a little help figuring out all the COVID-19 funding that is currently available? The Mat-Su Health Foundation is making technical assistance, including grant writing, available from the Foraker Group at no charge to eligible Mat-Su nonprofits. Contact Program Associate Tracy Kalytiak for more information: (907) 354-3627 or email.

  • Palmer: The Palmer City Council approved Round II of the CARES Grant Programs which includes three options: Small Business, Nonprofit Non-competitive and Nonprofit Competitive. The application period is open from October 12 through October 30, 2020 and awards will range up to $10,000.
  • The application period for the fourth and final phase of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough CARES Grant Program is open from October 13 through October 30, 2020. There are options for both small businesses and nonprofits, and the awards will range up to $25,000.
  • The Foraker Group has information on what you need to know about the new federal loans.
  • The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. The grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Applications submitted under this program will receive expedited handling. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available. CPR grant requests will be accepted through the remainder of 2020. Please contact us for more information about what we fund before you apply.
  • The Mat-Su Health Foundation is also allowing the re-purposing of existing MSHF grants for CPR. If you currently have a grant with a remaining balance and have a need, an amount up to $50,000 can be repurposed in line with the CPR guidance above through a simple amendment to the grant agreement. We can also reconstitute those funds for the original purpose on a case-by-case basis. Contact your Program Officer to learn more.
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