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New Medical Options in Airports

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If you’re a frequent traveler, you know it can be difficult to find time for everyday errands. So why not take advantage of what’s available right inside the airport—like medical clinics and pharmacies?

Just a few years ago, finding a pharmacy inside an airport was big news.

But this business model has really taken off—so to speak—because it offers the kind of convenience that travelers really need.

Because these are actually full-service pharmacies, it can actually save the day if you forget your prescription or over-the-counter medication or medical supplies.

And if you develop symptoms while traveling, a visit to a clinic en route can help prevent further illness or determine if it’s best to stay put.

Harmony Pharmacy & Health Center, which made news when it first opened at Newark’s Liberty Airport, now has locations in JFK’s Terminal 5, and plans to expand to San Francisco, Dallas, Cleveland, and Baltimore airports.

AeroClinic, which specializes in short, in-and-out medical visits, has locations in Atlanta and Philadelphia airports.

In Chicago’s O’Hare airport, the University of Illinois Medical Center clinic is located in Terminal 2.

And as we’re entering into flu season, several airports around the country are offering temporary flu shot kiosks for travelers on the go.

So this year, there’s no excuse to say you’re too busy to take care of your health.

Learn more in our Health & Fitness section.

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