Medical care on the fly: Providence Express Care expands to serve Portland International Airport travelers and employees
February 22, 2018
Providence Express Care, one of Oregon’s largest providers of on-demand health care, is now servicing travelers and airport personnel at Portland International Airport. The walk-in virtual care clinic is now open with on-demand providers offering treatment for common ailments such as allergies, cough and colds, headaches, sinus infections and upset stomachs. The clinic also provides a large assortment of over-the-counter health and wellness products and a demonstration of Providence's Circle app for moms and moms-to-be.
Located just beyond the security checkpoint for the A, B and C concourses, Providence Express Care is intended to serve the more than 19 million travelers who pass through Portland International Airport each year, as well as the more than 10,000 employees who work at the airport.
“Air travel can be exciting – it can also be stressful, especially when you’re not feeling well,” says David Ray, director of on-demand operations and strategy for Providence Health & Services. “Express Care is about delivering convenience and we’re excited to make health care accessible to patients from around the world in a location where saving time is crucial.”
The airport location, open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., will feature a private room and kiosk where travelers can initiate a secure video visit with a board-certified provider for diagnosis, treatment for minor illnesses and prescriptions, as needed. The cost of a visit is $49. In addition to medical care, the clinic features a large selection of over-the-counter health and wellness products.
“We’re always looking for innovative ways to enhance the passenger experience at PDX,” said Chris Czarnecki, director of business and properties. “Having a health care facility on site provides a convenient option for travelers, and for the more than 10,000 airport employees, in helping manage their health and wellness.”
Providence Express Care at Portland International Airport is among a suite of more than 21 on-demand clinics, urgent care and virtual health care services available to patients in the Portland-metro area. For more information, visit providenceexpresscare.org.