#childsafety | Fly Well Clinic Takes Off At John Wayne Airport

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — The question “how can people know they are flying safely amid the coronavirus pandemic” has just been answered at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. On Monday, Hoag and JWA officials announced plans for the Fly Well Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health care facility will offer travelers health services including office visits, telehealth consultations, immunizations, treatment of cold and flu symptoms and prescriptions.

The innovative ‘Fly Well Clinic’ offers travelers onsite urgent care, telehealth consultations, vital screenings, rapid Covid-19 testing and more, according to a spokesperson from John Wayne Airport.

The partnership represents the first airport health clinic in Orange County and comes at a time of heightened health awareness among passengers and Airport employees.

In advance of the Fly Well Clinic’s official opening next spring, Hoag will host a Pop-up Health Fair at JWA beginning Nov. 9. Located across from Gate 10 in Terminal B (post security), Hoag will offer Airport guests complimentary flu vaccinations and screenings, nutrition and exercise tips for travelers, virtual reality health demonstrations and more.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world’s travel habits, shining a spotlight brighter than ever on passengers’ health and travel safety,” Hoag President and CEO Robert T. Braithwaite said. “Hoag is proud to partner with John Wayne Airport to address the health care needs of the 10 million people who fly to or from the airport every year.”

“John Wayne Airport continually innovates to help our guests connect to their travel destination in a way that is safe and secure, and this partnership aligns perfectly with our mission,” Airport Director Barry Rondinella said. “As the highest-ranked health care provider in Orange County, Hoag is uniquely positioned to address our guests’ specific health care needs, as well as the needs of the nearly 900 people who work at the Airport. We are excited by what the Fly Well Clinic will mean to Airport guests, employees and tenants.”

The permanent 850-square-foot Fly Well Clinic, opening in spring 2021, will offer an onsite licensed health care provider, general health and wellness information and other services, including:

    • On-site office visits
    • Treatment of cold and flu symptoms
    • Rapid COVID-19 testing
    • Vaccinations – including flu shots
    • Virtual Reality demonstration, including relaxation and mindfulness journeys
    • Blood pressure and other vital screenings
    • On demand telehealth appointments

The Fly Well Clinic also will provide travelers and Airport employees with the ability to access Hoag doctors through on-demand telehealth appointments including video visits.

“Hoag believes in meeting people where they are on their health care journey. In this case, we are taking that philosophy literally,” Braithwaite said. “Hoag is excited to be JWA’s partner in providing travelers access to health care services on their travel journey.”

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