American Airlines and CareNow urgent care partner for traveler COVID-19 rapid testing in South Bay

Just in time for summer travel, CareNow® locations in the San Jose area offer 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 provides convenient COVID-19 testing to the carrier’s guests at two CareNow clinics in the South Bay for American Airlines passengers traveling to:

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

Travelers can request two types of COVID-19 tests: on-site rapid or PCR lab send outs. Rapid test results are ready in less than 15 minutes.

“Our goal is to provide convenient and quality healthcare options to our communities,” says Lamont Tyler, DO, CareNow Medical Market Director, HCA Healthcare Far West Division. “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 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, people will receive a physical and electronic copy of their test results before leaving the clinic. Those 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 AA for more information on local COVID-19 requirements and destinations served by American Airlines.

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

About CareNow

Since its founding in Dallas/Ft. Worth in 1993, CareNow® urgent care has been committed to providing high quality family, urgent care and occupational medicine services. Open seven days a week and after-hours, CareNow has over 140 locations nationwide providing convenient, quality and cost effective care.

CareNow is part of HCA Healthcare. Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit CareNow or call (972) 745-7500. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Healthcare Far West

HCA Healthcare Far West is headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, and serves communities In Nevada and California with multiple access points for care. Part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, our 9 hospitals, 3 freestanding ER locations, 21 CareNow Urgent Care locations, 10 ambulatory surgery centers, 7 outpatient practices, and 28 graduate medical education and fellowship programs are dedicated to keeping our neighbors healthy. Our colleagues’ skill and sense of purpose drive our commitment to delivering excellence through effective, evidence-based, innovative and patient-centered care. Based in San Jose, our Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center proudly serve communities throughout the South Bay area.