HOUSTON, TXHCA Houston Healthcare’s CareNow® Urgent Care clinics are now offering pre-flight COVID-19 rapid testing to American Airlines’ guests traveling to 13 international destinations throughout Central America and the Caribbean, and domestic destinations, including Hawaii.

The partnership, which began in May 2021, provides convenient COVID-19 testing to the carrier’s guests at 18 CareNow clinics in the Houston area.

CareNow locations in the Houston area are offering COVID-19 pre-travel testing for American Airlines passengers traveling to:

  • Aruba
  • Belize
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Hawaii, United States
  • London, England
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Santiago, Chile
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras

CareNow locations can administer either on-site rapid or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) lab send out COVID-19 tests. Rapid test results are ready in less than 15 minutes. Travelers can visit one of 18 clinics CareNow Houston locations for COVID-19 tests prior to their trip and ensure results can be delivered within the travel destination’s required timeline.

“Our goal is to provide convenient and quality healthcare options to our communities,” says CareNow Houston Market Medical Director Michael Kaplan, M.D. “We are proud to partner with American Airlines to offer efficient and reliable pre-flight COVID-19 testing to help ensure travelers are safe and healthy.”

Travelers may schedule an appointment by utilizing Web Check-In® at CareNow and selecting one of three options, including:

  • American Airlines Rapid Test (Hawaii) - specifically for Hawaii passengers due to state specific form requirements
  • American Airlines Rapid (International) - for approved destinations that allow a rapid COVID-19 test
  • American Airlines PCR lab send out (International) - for approved destinations that require a laboratory send out COVID-19 test

After completing a rapid test, patients will receive a physical and electronic copy of their test results before leaving the clinic. Patients taking a PCR lab send out test will receive an electronic-only copy of results. Travelers should provide proof of their test during check-in or via the VeriFLY app to show travel readiness based on completed COVID-19 requirements.

Visit American Airlines' website for more information on local COVID-19 requirements and destinations served by American Airlines.

For more information about COVID-19 testing and other CareNow services, visit CareNow.