Chicago -- United Airlines on Friday announced the opening of its 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.
The 5,200-sq.-ft. facility 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,” said Gregg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO. “This project brings together two companies with deep Chicago roots to make health and wellness a top priority.”
The new O’Hare facility is United’s fifth workplace health, with all of the locations 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.