Hoag’s Fly Well Clinic takes off at John Wayne Airport

Hoag's Fly Well Clinic opened in John Wayne Airport on Thursday.
Hoag’s Fly Well Clinic opened in John Wayne Airport on Thursday. The clinic is located post-security in Terminal B across from Gate 10.
(Courtesy of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian)

Travelers will be able to ‘fly well’ with the opening of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Fly Well Clinic.

The 850-square-foot facility is a partnership between the Newport Beach hospital and officials at John Wayne Airport.

It is located post-security in Terminal B, across from Gate 10. This is not to be confused with Hoag’s rapid testing clinic that is also located in the same terminal before security and opened in January.

“As we begin to see an increase in air travel once again, we want to ensure that our guests feel safe and healthy,” Airport Director Barry Rondinella said in a statement. “We believe our partnership with Hoag will help achieve that important community healthcare goal.”

Officials announced the Fly Well Clinic in November. Marcy Brown, senior vice president and chief hospital operations officer, said then that airport officials initially reached out to Hoag to see if there was a possibility of an urgent care facility in 2019.

The Fly Well Clinic will offer COVID-19 vaccinations, urgent care, telehealth consultations and vital screenings.

People will be able to walk-in or make appointments and the on-site healthcare provider will be able to treat minor illnesses, injuries, colds, flus and travel sicknesses. They’ll also be able to write prescriptions.

It’ll also offer flu shots during the flu season.

“We are proud to partner with John Wayne Airport to offer convenient access to quality healthcare for the millions of people who fly to or from the airport every year,” Brown said in a statement.

“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,” Brown said.

From left, Alice Johnson, Kelly Reynolds, Katrina Foley and Sue Dvorak.
From left, Alice Johnson, patient care coordinator; Kelly Reynolds, executive director of urgent care and advanced primary care at Hoag; County Supervisor Katrina Foley; and Sue Dvorak, a John Wayne Airport commissioner.
(Courtesy of Office of Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley)

“The Fly Well Clinic provides convenient access to Hoag’s high-quality care for Orange County residents and all travelers passing through John Wayne Airport,” Brown said Thursday.

“Our hope is to give the community peace of mind that Hoag is here to help should they require attention for any health concern, travel anxiety or preventative care such as COVID and flu vaccines.”

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