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User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1263 times:

I have noticed some international airports have medical clinics-which I feel are necessary at medium to large airports, yet some large airports don't. An example is the one at FRA that is apparently fairly busy. I think most European airports have them, but not so in US, (only aware of one at JFK). Has anyone else noticed the difference in availability in different parts of world?
Also foreign (non-US), airports are more likely to have pharmacies while US airports don't?

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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

As for pharmacies, I can't think of any reason for an airport to have one, unless your referring to OTC medicine. As for a clinic, all of them should have at least EMTs at the ready for emergencies. You never know when and where a plane will need to divert, in order to save someone's life.


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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

SFO has its own medical clinic (St. Mary's in the old International Terminal)... its used mostly by employees I think- That's where I went for a random drug test. However, there is no pharmacy. Medical emergencies don't go here though, they are taken by ambulance to SF General Hospital which is about a 10-15 minute ride north.


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User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Thats exactly the reason I posted this topic! You would be surprised at how necessary these facilities are at international hubs-which in a way are small cities. People from all over the world transit FRA, LHR, AMS, CDG, JFK, LAX, etc and they are not always in good helath. When you travel internationally-things happen and you may unexpectedly find yourself in need of doctor or medicene. I was fortunate to have these available on one occasion and noticed that there are a consideable amount of people utilizing this, once agin not so common in US.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
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JNB has a travel clinic but doesn't have AED's everywhere like I saw at LHR and ORD. It also has a full service pharmacy.


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