State of Emergency Alert: Alaska Pharmacy Staffing Shortage

October 31, 2023

If you have been affected by the Alaska pharmacy staffing shortage in the counties listed below and need your medicine, we can help.



Emergency Procedures in Effect Through:


Anchorage, Bethel, Aleutians West, Lake and Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Aleutians East, Kusilvak, Dillingham, Kenai Peninsula, Yukon Koyukuk, Copper River, Chugach, Bristol Bay, Matanuska Susitna, Nome, Fairbanks North Star, Denali, North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Southeast Fairbanks, Juneau, Hoonah Angoon, Haines, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince of Wales Hyder and Wrangell


To get an emergency fill, go to Find a Pharmacy to locate a nearby network pharmacy. Then, call the pharmacy or check if it is open online. If you need additional help, call Express Scripts toll-free at 877.363.1303. Please note: Deliveries might be delayed into affected areas.

Last updated: December 10, 2023