A Thorough Examination of Medical Clinics
At the Airport
Who's on call: An M.D., a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, physician assistants, and medical assistants.
Services offered: Treatment of common travelers’ afflictions, such as strained shoulder muscles, earaches, and upset stomachs.
The details: Small walk-in clinics can now be found in some major U.S. airport terminals. In addition to medical care, they offer travel first-aid kits, which include things like aspirin, antibiotic ointment, and bandages. They can also bring you up to date on required immunizations that you may have overlooked when planning your trip. Some offer pharmacy services if you forgot to fill a prescription in your dash to the airport. For serious problems that require X-rays or stitches, some larger airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Boston’s Logan International Airport, provide van service to a medical facility nearby. Log on to concentra.com to search for airport walk-in centers by city.
Cost: $95 to $200 a visit. Most accept insurance.
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.