Press Releases - 2018 Archives
Airport Health Center to Open at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
NOTE -- This release is disseminated on behalf of USCareWays.
Travelers passing through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), along with the many airport employees that service them, will have a timely walk-in urgent care option for their non-life-threatening illnesses, minor injuries, and select onsite prescription needs. USCareWays, through a partnership with innovative and leading airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardère, will be open daily between 8am to 8pm in Terminal 4 (Level 3, inside Drugs & More) to treat any patients over the age of six months who need to see a medical provider quickly. Patients also have a virtual care appointment option through uscareways.com.
Dr. John Shufeldt, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director at USCareWays, noted, "Millions of passengers and airline employees utilize Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport each month and many may not have a medical provider in Arizona or be able to see theirs before traveling; these patients will find it very convenient to be seen at the USCareWays urgent care location (or virtually) and receive their onsite prescriptions at the same time." Typical travel ailments and injuries that can be treated at USCareWays include - but are not limited to - ear infections, asthma, anxiety, flu, cold/cough, dehydration, UTIs, rashes, lacerations, contusions, sprains, and more."
“Paradies Lagardère is excited about this unique opportunity to serve travelers and airport employees in an entirely new way,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “USCareWays is one of the most innovative concepts in today’s airport environment, and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with a visionary such as Dr. Shufeldt and look forward to further working with him and his team.”
Airport and service employees - totaling more than 32,000 people at PHX - will also be relieved to know they can get in quickly to a USCareWays health care provider onsite, limiting missed work hours and lost wages. In addition, USCareWays will provide employees with pre-employment screening, Occupational Health services, physicals, and select vaccinations.
USCareWays and Paradies Lagardère celebrated the Grand Opening of the Airport Health Center on Monday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. with tours and a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton. The celebration provided integral city and airport leaders, local media, airport employers, and Phoenix Sky Harbor employees with an opportunity to see the innovative, state-of-the-art USCareWays urgent care location prior to it opening to the public for patient care in the next week.
USCareWays - the first of its kind - provides innovative, comprehensive Occupational Health services and walk-in medical care at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Additional services include: virtual care appointments, select onsite prescriptions, lab testing, select vaccinations, digital x-rays, flu shots (seasonal), and physicals. For more information, visit uscareways.com or call 1-844-FLY-WELL (359-9355).
About Paradies Lagardère:
Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. The company specializes in three airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage, and has expertise in international, national and local brands. Paradies Lagardère’s commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 23 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News magazine. Paradies Lagardère’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.paradieslagardere.com.