SFO Is the First US Airport to Launch Rapid COVID Testing for Airport Employees

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the launch of the first rapid COVID-19 testing program for airport employees in the United States, partnering with Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to provide employee testing both on-airport and at nearby Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Bay Area care locations.

The program launched with the testing of airline flight crews in late July. The on-airport testing facility, located in the International Terminal, is currently returning test results in less than an hour and anticipates further reductions in test result wait times.

The GoHealth Urgent Care Return to Work program provides knowledgeable and experienced clinical guidance and resources, rapid COVID-19 testing capabilities and a tailored COVID-19 care program to evaluate, test and care for airport employees to ensure their ongoing health and well-being. SFO selected the GoHealth Urgent Care program to streamline the process and protect its employees.

Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s dedicated COVID-19 testing area (located outside of the terminal and away from passenger traffic) will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and employees will be able to save their spot in advance online via the GoHealth Urgent Care link shared by their employer.

Airport Director, Ivar C. Satero, said:

SFO continues to take action to protect the health and safety of both our employees and our travelers. Thanks to this partnership with Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, SFO is the first US airport to offer convenient testing for airport employees with rapid results. I am grateful to the entire team who made this milestone a reality.

rapid testing covid
The program launched with the testing of airline flight crews in late July.
CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care, Todd Latz, said:

From the beginning of the pandemic, we have been working with employers across our national footprint to provide solutions and strategies to safeguard their employees’ health while they safely ramp up operations. SFO has conducted a very thoughtful process as it takes a leading role in creating a safe and healthy work environment for airport employees and other businesses that operate within SFO, as well as their customers, and we and our partner, Dignity Health, are excited to support those efforts.

sfo rapid testing
The testing facility is currently returning test results in less than an hour.
MD, MBA, President and CEO of Dignity Health’s St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, David Klein, said:

We are very happy to be again “We’ve been providing medical care to travelers and employees at San Francisco International Airport for over two decades through St. Mary’s SFO Medical Clinic. We are pleased to expand our relationship with San Francisco International through this additional partnership providing employers and employees much-needed support to safeguard healthy returns to work during this pandemic.

GoHealth Urgent Care’s Return to Work program includes a tailored COVID-19 plan for employee health, comprehensive clinical evaluation and testing, on-demand access to leadership and clinical guidance, and ongoing consultation on each employer’s COVID-19 strategy.

Originally published here


More News

Get in touch

Please fill in the contact form opposite. A member of the team will be in touch shortly.

    Advertise with usGeneral EnquirySubscribeEditorial Request

    We'd love to send you the latest news and information from the world of Airport Industry-News. Please tick the box if you agree to receive them.

    For your peace of mind here is a link to our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting this form, you consent to allow Airport Industry-News to store and process this information.