Seattle-Based Medical Risk Management Firm is Ready to Meet New Demand for Testing in Alaska

Discovery Health MD is prepared to help industries across Alaska meet new requirements for inbound non-resident travelers.

Seattle, WASH. (August 7, 2020) – At a July 28 press briefing, Governor Mike Dunleavy of Alaska announced that effective August 11, all non-residents must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. Additionally, testing will no longer be made available by the state of Alaska upon arrival. Now that testing is incumbent upon travelers, organizations across the travel and critical infrastructure industries can consider hiring medical risk management firm Discovery Health MD to assist customers and workers with compliance. 

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) – A frequent destination for Alaska-bound flights. A negative PCR test is required for travelers to arrive with, taken 72 hours before departure.

“We have extensive experience testing within the Alaska state mandates,” says Dr. Ann Jarris, founder and CEO of Discovery Health MD. “Our processes have been vetted by the state of Alaska. When it comes to getting your negative PCR test to travel through the state, we are the leaders.” 

Discovery Health MD is a medical risk management and consultancy firm that offers the comprehensive chain of services necessary to perform COVID-19 PCR testing across a large group of people. They provide the medical doctors necessary to order and interpret the proper tests, as well as collection services tailored to suit an organization’s unique operational circumstances. 

Fisherman’s Terminal Dedicated Testing Site (May, 2020) – Discovery Health MD led COVID-19 response for the Maritime Industry in Washington State. (Photo Credit: Russ Read Photography)

Most importantly, Discovery Health MD generates the negative results letter travelers are required to present upon arrival to Alaska. Travelers can access their letters quickly and easily on a secure, mobile-friendly web portal. 

(From Left to Right) Erin Graham, Discovery Health MD COO; Dr. Ann Jarris, Discovery Health MD CEO

“We understand how to make sure you’re going to comply with the mandates,” says Dr. Jarris. She and her team have been at the forefront of the pandemic response in the maritime industry. Their team of doctors, experts and administrators developed general procedural guidelines for transmission management that can be applied across industries and tailored very specifically to numerous organizations and circumstances. They work tirelessly to keep those guidelines up to date as the science and societal circumstances around COVID-19 evolves, and they are actively adapting their services to suit industries of all kinds. 

Discovery Health MD is ready to help your organization meet the changing demands of the pandemic response. To inquire about their consulting and management services, contact Dr. Jarris at 206-351-0693 or [email protected].

If your company is sending workers to Alaska, check out Test-to-Fly by Discovery Health MD to send your employees with confidence.

Discovery Health MD is a Seattle-based medical risk management and consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations mitigate medical risk among large mobile and remote workforces. They have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. They leverage the expertise of a seasoned team of medical doctors and close ties with local academic institutions to streamline back-to-work protocols and testing options for the maritime industry and beyond.

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