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United, Walgreens open health clinic at O'Hare
January 18th, 2013
CHICAGO – United Airlines has opened a Walgreens-managed employee health clinic at O'Hare International Airport.
The airline said Friday that the employee health clinic will provide 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 health services are available to all United employees, including the more than 10,000 workers in the Chicago area.
United Airlines chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Smisek and Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson unveiled the clinic at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.
"More employers are recognizing the benefits of work-site health centers and wellness programs to improve the overall health, satisfaction and productivity of their employees, while also reducing costs," Wasson said in a statement. "This project brings together two companies with deep Chicago roots to make health and wellness a top priority."
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, according to United. The airline said it also offers health care clinics for its employees at its Cleveland, Houston, Guam and Newark/New York hubs.
"We're continuing to make significant investments in United, including investments in our co-workers," stated Smisek. "This clinic will offer convenient health services at no charge to keep our co-workers feeling and performing well."
The O'Hare location marks the fifth workplace health clinic for United, all managed by Walgreens. In addition, the facility adds to the more than 370 employer-based work-site health and wellness centers managed and operated by the Walgreens Employer Solutions Group.
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