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 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM I

Airport Health Clinic Under New Management
By Herschel J. Grangent, Jr.

For added customer convenience, the world’s busiest airport, has for some time, offered the 4,400 square-foot R.L. Brown, Jr. Grady Health Center to help passengers and employees with their health care needs.

Although the quality of service will never change, the name certainly has. Starting June 4, the Grady Health Center was officially renamed and managed by Atlanta-based The AeroClinic.

 

“We are trying to bring convenient care clinics to the nation’s top 30 airports,” said Rosemary Kelly, The AeroClinic’s chief marketing officer. “We want to be able to provide service to on-site employees, employees who may not have insurance and to those passengers who travel a lot.”


AeroClinic's waiting room

Located on the third level of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Atrium, this clinic is the first in the nation to bring paperless, consumer-centered healthcare services to an airport setting. The clinic uses the latest in medical technology to automate routine processes.

Kelly said this will greatly reduce the wait time associated with trips to the doctor, and that this would be the biggest benefit to the time-pressed traveler or Airport employee.

The health clinic at Hartsfield-Jackson provides a large variety of services ranging from occupational medicine to primary care. Among the many options available are patient testing, pre-employment physicals, drug screenings, workers compensation services, and acute care to supplement the existing Airport Emergency Medical Service provided by Atlanta Fire and Rescue. Kelly said The AeroClinic intends to keep offering these services and more.

Within the first six months to a year, our goal is to build health awareness,” said Kelly. “We want to do this for employees, as well as passengers, by doing things like regular health fairs and events to show the different pieces of technology we use.”

Although there will be no pharmacy in the clinic, medicine will be dispensed at the facility in a “first-fill” capacity, meaning that patients will be able to get the first dose of commonly prescribed medications. Medicines prescribed for overseas travel will available as well.


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