NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 12, 2021 — Officials with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and John Wayne Airport today announced the opening of the Fly Well Clinic, making JWA one of just a few airports across the nation to offer travelers onsite COVID-19 vaccinations, urgent care, telehealth consultations and vital screenings. Located post-security in Terminal B across from Gate 10, the new clinic also will offer flu shots during the annual flu season.
Meanwhile, the recently-opened Hoag Rapid COVID-19 Testing Clinic at JWA is available to all airport visitors – travelers and non-travelers alike. Located pre-security in Terminal B on the Departure Level before the TSA Security Checkpoint.
“We are proud to partner with John Wayne Airport to offer convenient access to quality health care for the millions of people who fly to or from the airport every year,” said Marcy Brown, Hoag’s senior vice president and chief hospital operations officer. “It’s so important that people get vaccinated against this deadly virus, and the Fly Well Clinic and the Rapid Testing Clinic are important new resources for helping us reach out to the community in a number of ways to ensure everyone receives care when and where they need it, including vaccinations.”
Offering convenient access to Hoag-quality care, the Fly Well Clinic offers travelers the option of walk-in visits or advance appointment scheduling. The clinic’s onsite licensed health care provider can treat travelers’ minor illnesses and injuries, as well as cold and flu symptoms and travel sickness, as well as write prescriptions. Travelers are also invited to visit the Fly Well Clinic for general health and wellness information. The clinic also offers a free Virtual Reality (VR) experience designed to relax and reduce the stress sometimes associated with travel along with modern aromatherapy with essential oils from CAMPO.
“With everyone over the age of 16 eligilble to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Hoag is working to continuously expand access and reach people in a variety of ways – whether that’s at the local senior centers or before your flight to visit a loved one,” Brown said. “Hoag’s presence at JWA is a great opportunity to remind our community to make their health a prority.”
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.
“As we begin to see an increase in air travel once again, we want to ensure that our guests feel safe and healthy. We believe our partnership with Hoag will help achieve that important community health-care goal,” 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 to have the Fly Well Clinic, Rapid COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 vaccines conveniently accessible to all Airport guests, employees and tenants.”
For additional information, please call the Hoag FlyWell Clinic at 949-557-0667.
Hoag is a nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 480,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to nine health centers and 13 urgent care centers. Hoag has invested $261 million in programs and services to support the underserved community within the past five years, including areas like mental health, homelessness, transportation for seniors, education, and support for single mothers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In the 2020 – 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings, Hoag is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County and the only OC hospital ranked in the Top 10 in California. For an unprecedented 23 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.