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CHICAGO — United Airlines on Friday announced the opening of the airline’s new employee health clinic at O’Hare International Airport. The clinic, managed by Walgreens, will serve a broad scope of employees’ health needs, such as urgent care for routine illness, travel and other immunizations including flu shots, prepackaged medications, job-related physical training and pre-employment physicals, at no cost to employees.
“We’re continuing to make significant investments in United, including investments in our co-workers,” stated Jeff Smisek, United chairman, president and CEO. “This clinic will offer convenient health services at no charge to keep our co-workers feeling and performing well.”
The 5,200-square-foot facility, located in the airport’s Terminal 2 arrivals area, is the only one of its kind for any airline at O’Hare. United also offers healthcare clinics for its employees at its Cleveland, Houston, Guam and Newark/New York hubs.
“More employers are recognizing the benefits of worksite health centers and wellness programs to improve the overall health, satisfaction and productivity of their employees, while also reducing costs,” noted Gregg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO. “This project brings together two companies with deep Chicago roots to make health and wellness a top priority.”
This marks the fifth workplace health clinic for United, all managed by Walgreens. United’s O’Hare facility adds to the more than 370 employer-based worksite health and wellness centers managed and operated by Walgreens Employer Solutions Group.
“United’s new clinic is in line with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mission to encourage healthy habits for Chicago residents,” commented Rosemarie Andolino, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. “This facility further demonstrates United’s commitment to its employees and investment here at O’Hare.”