Several walk-in airport medical clinics can be found in some major airports in North America. Taking a trip to an airport medical clinic can be worse than a boring layover.
If you need some medical care on the fly, you may be able to see Emergency Physicians, Occupational Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Radiology Technicians during your next layover.
Besides medical care, some offer travel first-aid kits and can bring you up to date on required immunizations that you may have overlooked when planning your trip.
Passengers too ill to continue their trip can often get a note from the clinic to present to their airline so they can stay on the ground. Some airport medical clinics offer pharmacy services if you forgot to fill a prescription in your dash to the airport too!
Here is a handy list of 8 airport medical clinics in North America:
1. McCarran Medical Clinic & Pharmacy
Providing services to airport travelers and employees, including vaccinations, screening tests, and primary medical care to treat a variety of common symptoms. Now accepting most major insurances.
Location: Terminal 1, A/B Gates next to the Wells Fargo bank
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm Wednesday, 9 am – 4 pm Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm.
The SFO Medical Clinic provides travel medicine, urgent care, immigration physicals, and occupational health services.
Location: International Terminal Main Hall, on the Boarding Area A side. Departures/Ticketing Level, Pre-security
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3. O’Hare Urgent Care Clinic University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Passengers in need of urgent medical care while at O’Hare International Airport can visit the O’Hare Urgent Care Clinic. The clinic is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System. No appointment is necessary, and most insurance is accepted.
Location: Terminal 2 on the ticketing level, past the security checkpoint
Phone: 773-894- 5100
The Vancouver airport medical clinic offers primary, family, and specialized care for passengers and the airport community. Their doctors and health professionals offer travel medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry, acute injury management, and specialized aviation and corporate health services. It’s also conveniently located next to a full-service pharmacy.
Location: Domestic, before security, Level 1
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8a.m. – 6p.m.
See a doctor in the clinic four days a week. Or videoconference one at other times using Appletree’s Telemedicine service. A trained telemedicine assistant will be there to help you with your Telemedicine appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and
There is an onsite Doctor every Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Location: Terminal 1, pre-security, Level 2 Gates
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Phone: Appointments may be booked via telephone at (647) 722-2370
6. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX has first aid station is located on the Upper/Departure Level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. For information, call (310) 215-6000.
The airport has partnered with Reliant Urgent Care Medical Group. The clinic offers travel immunizations, an onsite pharmacy, and urgent medical care.
Location: 9601 South Sepulveda Boulevard.
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Phone: (310) 215-6020
7. Nashville International Airport, The CareHere! Walk-in Clinic and Wellness Store
They offer primary care, illness care, medical symptom treatment, and chiropractic care. Besides, they have an in-store pharmacy and over-the-counter medicines.
Location: Concourse C
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Phone: (615) 275-1820
8. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, US CareWays Airport Urgent Care
The urgent care location serves non-life-threatening illnesses, minor injuries, X-rays, lab testing, vaccinations, flu shots, physicals, and select onsite prescription needs.
Location: Terminal 4 (Level 3 pre-security, inside Drugs & More)
Hours: Open daily between 8 am to 8 pm
Phone: 1-844-FLY-WELL (359-9355)
Airport Medical Clinics: Travel Well
While many of these clinics are open to walk-ins, some require appointments for non-urgent issues. Check the website of the airport you’re flying to or form to see what the deal is.
UPDATED April 30, 2020