Last week, Pilot Flying J opened its first Urgent Care center at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The company announced it plans to open as many as 100 urgent care centers across the county by the end of 2016.
In the press release announcing the opening, Pilot Flying J stated the next urgent care center will open at the Pilot Flying J location in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 5, 2013.
“The Knoxville site serves not only professional drivers but travelers, local businesses and nearby residents of the site,” said Urgent Care Travel CEO, Tony Barber.“In the opening days, we have seen patients from all of these venues who are all very excited to have these services available in such a convenient manner.”
“Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers,”said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. “We understand the challenge professional drivers face in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road, and we champion better health and wellness for both our employees and professional drivers through a variety of programs. This partnership with Urgent Care Travel allows us to provide on-site urgent care as an additional service aimed at making life better for drivers. Providing drivers with healthy options and access to medical care isn’t just good business, it’s the right thing to do.”