Phoenix Airport Will Offer Medical Treatment to Passengers Forced to Fly Old US Airways Planes

There’s less than you can buy at the airport than you might think, I wish there were full pharmacies at major US airports like there are in some other places in the world, plus grocery stores – I could pick up dinner conveniently on the way home – and maybe a dry cleaner I could use on my way in and out of town.

Many US airports have chapels (here’s their backstory). Dallas Fort-Worth had a barber shop that they kicked out after 43 years.

One airport though is getting a medical clinic. Phoenix airport is getting an urgent care clinic in terminal 4 (American and Southwest are the major tenants), open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily inside Drugs & More.

The walk-in clinic is called USCareWays.

  • US Airways used to derisively be called ‘US Scareways’

  • Phoenix is a legacy US Airways hub

Someone has to be having a little fun with the ex-Tempe executives now running American Airlines.

“Millions of passengers and airline employees utilize Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport each month, and many may not have a medical provider in Arizona or be able to see theirs before traveling,” says Dr. John Shufeldt, CEO and medical director at USCareWays. “These patients will find it very convenient to be seen at the USCareWays urgent care location (or virtually) and receive their onsite prescriptions at the same time.”

USCareWays is prepared to treat typical travel ailments and injuries including but not limited to ear infections, asthma, anxiety, flu, cold/cough, dehydration, UTIs, rashes, lacerations, contusions and sprains. USCareWays can also provide occupational health services, physicals and select vaccinations for airport and service employees at PHX.

The next time you’re in Phoenix and have anxiety or rashes, think legacy US Airways planes USCareWays. Unless is turns out that the new facility is really just a set for the airport’s next film shoot.

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  1. I guarantee that whoever named this company didn’t do this on purpose. No way do you purposely name a medical clinic “scare” anything!

    Which, of course, makes this story even funnier!

  2. I doubt AA management ever reads the news and will never find out about this.

    Doug Parker and company have their heads up their butts.

  3. I hope I don’t have to sit next to one of their customers on a flight in or out of PHX..

  4. Let’s just hope they can turn folk around quicker than most so-called urgent care clinics.
    BTW, did DFW use the barber shop for the clinic that’s set up there?

  5. @ray pierce – it was a us airways hub after us airways was effectively taken over by america west and before us airways took over american

  6. Just flew through Sky Harbor this weekend. It was REALLY pleasant flying on Saturday because the airport was really laid back with vacationers flying instead of business folk. I strongly dislike all the LUS planes. They need to reconfigure them or replace them. I avoid PHL/CLT/PHX like the plague when I can.

  7. These clinics should feature in all UA hubs to provide prompt attention to passengers roughly dragged off their overbooked flights, not to mention some crazy women who go troppo before the plane even takes off!

  8. I am a loyal AA, former lifetime AWA flyer.. Last three years I actually achieve elite (just shy of exec Plat). I don’t dislike AA as much as I probably should but as soon as I saw this article I thought about the other one I saw not that long ago about AA finally coming up with a plan to clean the air vents on planes… Just got off a 787 HKG – DFW and the air vents had a ton of dust sticking out of them (the ones by the window)… Like I know it’s just asethitics but it’s still really unbecoming. How much would it cost to have a crew, once a month, run a vacuum with a brush over those surfaces? It’s a nice plane, would be nicer without the dust.

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