New Walk-In Healthcare Centre for Phoenix Airport

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new centre on April 23. Dignitaries are (from left): Megan Lamy; Holly Ritchie; Charlene Reynolds; James E Bennett; Dr John Shufeldt; Mayor Greg Stanton; Tracy Patterson; Gonzalo de la Melena; Morgan Haynes.

A new walk-in healthcare centre for passengers and airport employees is opening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona. The urgent care option is for non-life-threatening illnesses, minor injuries, and select onsite prescription needs. USCareWays, through a partnership with leading airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardère, is open daily between 8am to 8pm in Terminal 4 (Level 3, inside Drugs and 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 utilise 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 travellers 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 – totalling more than 32,000 people – will also be able to 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.

Inside the clinic. Photos via Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport