A pair of new facilities will greatly expand the health care services on offer at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, including the first on-airport emergency-care centre in the U.S.
Code 3 Emergency Partners, a Frisco, Texas based health care provider, announced that it will open a freestanding emergency center and urgent-care facility near the airport’s administrative building, and a second urgent-care clinic and pharmacy inside DFW’s Terminal D. The latter facility is expected to open in August 2017, company officials told CBS News, while the emergency care facility will open by year’s end.
“We knew that with over 60,000 airport based and airline employees on site every day, and over 60 million passengers traveling through the airport every year, there was a definite need for this service,” said Code 3 founder and CEO Carrie de Moor, M.D., who said about 3,500 people are transported from the airport to hospital via ambulance every year.
The 8,125-square foot (754.8 square meter) facility in the DFW Southgate Plaza Development will house a full-service A&E centre, including observation rooms, CT scanner, ultrasound, X-ray, laboratory, chemist, and a separate Urgent Care facility.
Code 3 also operates two other A&E centres in Texas along with other health care facilities; the company plans to open an urgent care facility in Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, as well.