2 new COVID-19 testing sites open in Anchorage

Two new COVID-19 testing sites opened in Anchorage on Thursday, adding more options for those in the city seeking a test.

One drive-up site is now offering free PCR testing at 3200 Mountain View Drive, at the Special Olympics Alaska building, according to officials with Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services. It’s open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The site is closed on Sundays.

Another new site, at 800 Cordova St. downtown, offers drive-up testing via appointment only. That site is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made at

The two sites, which are operated by Beacon, have a 24-hour testing turnaround time. Beacon is asking that those seeking a test have insurance information ready if applicable, though exposure and symptomatic testing is free.

Other recent additions to the city’s testing landscape include a site near the bus transfer center by the Dimond Center in South Anchorage, and another located at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway in the U-Med District.

Information about testing sites in Anchorage, including hours of operation, can be found at

Beyond public testing sites, urgent care practices and primary care providers also provide testing. At-home test kits are available at some pharmacies and retailers, as well as through the federal government.