Coronavirus Information for Fortson Skin Care

The safety of patients and the skincare professionals at The Fortson Center is our number one priority and we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are meeting regularly to assess the latest developments, review the latest Centers for Disease Control guidelines to monitor any patient symptoms and prepare our staff. We are vigilant in monitoring patient screenings and symptoms and reviewing infection protocols.

The Fortson Center will screen all patients and visitors at point of entry. Specifically, this will be a symptom-based screen where we will ask visitors if they’ve experienced fever, cough or shortness of breath in the previous 48 hours. For any visitor who is well and hasn't experienced any of these symptoms, they'll be able to visit as they normally would.

For patients who are experiencing these symptoms, we request them not to come to The Fortson Center and stay at home for recovery.

Official sites with more information:
Centers for Disease Control

State of Alaska


Medical name: herpes zoster

Shingles causes a painful, blistering rash for most people. It is a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you've had chicken pox, the virus can return as shingles and affect the nerves.

See a doctor immediately if you think you may have shingles. Starting a prescription within 2 to 3 days of developing the rash can substantially reduce pain and shorten the duration. See the doctor even if it's been longer to lower the risk of other serious health issues

The shingles vaccine, available at pharmacies, has been proven as the most effective method to reduce the risk.

Fortson Dermatology & Skincare Center LLC
T 907.563.3204 • F 907.563.4283
2401 East 42nd Avenue, Suite 301
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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