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New clinic and pharmacy opening at McCarran Airport

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LAS VEGAS -- Travelers will soon be able to fly the friendly skies, see a doctor and get a prescription filled all at McCarran International Airport.

It's a brand new service you won't see at other American airports.

From people who get sick from germs on the airplane to those who forget their medication at home to tourists who need a hangover cure after a non-stop party weekend in Las Vegas, McCarran has medical needs covered with a one-stop-shop cure-all.

Just feet from the A and B Gates in Terminal One, a bright, red sign leads you to the McCarran Medical Clinic and Pharmacy. This is where people at McCarran can go if they get sick or even need a check-up.

"It's pretty great. It's helpful for all the employees here and for people traveling who get hurt, it's super convenient. They were very helpful and nice and took a lot of time with us," customer Carol Hay said.

This concept is unique.

"As far as we know, this is the only facility like it in the U.S. in an airport," owner and co-manager Dave Inman said.

It is a trio to tackle your travel troubles - a clinic, a pharmacy, and drug store retail all under one roof.

"We have high expectations for what we're planning for the next year. With 17,000 employees and 40 million visitors, our hopes are very high," managing member Stan Wasserkrug said.

With McCarran ranking as one of the busiest airports in the country, convenience is key.

"One of the great things is they accept a wide variety of insurance," airport spokesperson Christine Crews said.

The pharmacy and medical center will also serve the airport's 17,000 employees, along tourists who fall ill at those inopportune times.

"There's many times where they're too sick to travel. Let's say a traveler gets severe migraines where they can't get on a plane for long periods of time, or you get travelers diarrhea, we're able to see the provider, fill the medications, and allow the trip to be a lot more comfortable," president of the clinic Marce Casal said.

"It's quick in and out actually," customer Richard Hay said.

As the sign says, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... the doctor is in the house."

And no matter why you're feeling under the weather, McCarran's Clinic and Pharmacy will get your spirits back sky high.

The owners say about 50 people a day have been coming by asking when the business is opening. The clinic is treating patients right now, the retail store debuts next week, and then the pharmacy opens in early June.

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