With GoHealth’s help, United was the first airline to announce it will make rapid COVID-19 testing available to travelers
SAN FRANCISCO – October 15, 2020 – Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care and United Airlines have collaborated to bring Rapid COVID-19 Testing to designated travelers and flight crews at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Starting today, all U.S. residents traveling on United from SFO to any Hawaiian destination will have the option to take a pre-flight rapid COVID-19 test at the airport. The evaluation and test, which cost $250, provides results in approximately 15 minutes, and gives the passengers and crews greater peace of mind before boarding the flight. GoHealth has been rapid testing select United flight crews since July.
Travelers and flight crews will be evaluated at Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s on-site airport testing facility and then receive a Rapid COVID-19 Test with results in minutes. Passengers can book appointments for the same day testing within 3 hours pre-flight. United selected the GoHealth program to help protect the health and safety of its flight crews and its passengers.
“We are continuing to partner with hundreds of employers nationwide to provide solutions and strategies to safeguard their employees’ and customers’ health as they continue to resume normal operations,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. “Both GoHealth Urgent Care and our partner, Dignity Health, have enjoyed working together with United, and we look forward to continuing to support them in their proactive efforts to keep travel safer for their flight crews and passengers.”
“Our new COVID testing program is another way we are helping customers meet their destinations’ entry requirements, safely and conveniently,” said Toby Enqvist, Chief Customer Officer at United. “We’ll look to quickly expand customer testing to other destinations and U.S. airports later this year to complement our state-of-the-art cleaning and safety measures that include a mandatory mask policy, antimicrobial and electrostatic spraying and our hospital-grade HEPA air filtration systems.”
GoHealth Urgent Care offers a Return to Work program that provides knowledgeable and experienced clinical guidance and resources, Rapid COVID-19 Testing capabilities and a tailored COVID-19 care program to evaluate, test and ensure safer working environments for employers and employees across a broad array of industries. For more information on setting up an employer-sponsored Return to Work program, visit /return-to-work.
About GoHealth Urgent Care
GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing, largest and most technology-forward urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates approximately 150 urgent care centers in the greater New York metropolitan area, the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and South Eastern Connecticut, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Delaware. GoHealth Urgent Care is a TPG Growth portfolio company, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has more than $103 billion of assets under management.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation, with more than 400 care centers, including 41 hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics in 22 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. We strive to provide high-quality, affordable health care with compassion and humankindness to improve the health of all communities we serve. Our goal is to create healing environments that meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of all we serve.
United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".