MEMPHIS, TENN. (November 9, 2021) – Memphis International Airport has partnered with ZüpMed, a local concierge medical clinic to open an onsite COVID-19 testing and services location in the B ticketing lobby across from the Southwest Airlines and American Airlines counters. Designed to provide fliers with immediate access to COVID testing and travel guidance during the pandemic, the new project is called Travelers Health Services. The site will be open seven days a week from 5 am-8 pm. Hours may be adjusted based on passenger traffic.
“For the foreseeable future, COVID-19 will continue to affect air travel,” said Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “We believe that this is an important service to have onsite and available to passengers.”
Travelers Health Services will provide both molecular and antigen “rapid” tests and will serve as a collection point for PCR assays—COVID tests that will be processed by the company’s partner laboratory nearby. Staff will also be able to address minor medical problems, offer seasickness remedies for those headed for a cruise, or replace common medication prescriptions that may have been left at home.
“As long as there is COVID, there will be a need for testing, vaccination and guidance” said Shannon Finks, CEO for ZüpMed. “We look forward to a long-term partnership with Memphis International Airport, assisting travelers to safely and more conveniently reach their destinations.”
Passengers can learn more about COVID testing requirements by visiting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. For more information about ZüpMed, visit https://www.zupmed.com or call (901) 701-7010.