JFI Medical, a team of nationally accomplished African American physicians and professionals, is supplying Covid-19 testing kits to the Indianapolis Airport Authority, becoming the first African American-owned supplier of Covid-19 test kits to a major US airport.
The partnership will expand on Indianapolis International Airport’s (IND) previous Covid-19 testing program for Indianapolis Airport Authority employees by increasing testing to all badged airport employees and the traveling public by providing a PCR testing platform providing results in 24 hours, as well as rapid antigen tests results within one hour.
According to JFI Medical, it recognized a disproportion of access to coronavirus testing in sections of the country, particularly within communities of color. As part of its mission to bridge the healthcare gap, JFI Medical’s partnership with the airport will have the opportunity to impact more than 10,000 people who work at the airport each day.
“Testing is one of the most effective ways to contain and mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic, and our PCR and antigen tests can help organizations throughout the country rapidly identify infected individuals to help prevent further person-to-person transmission of the virus,” said Dr Brian Coleman, JFI Medical’s chief medical officer. “Indianapolis is our home. Having the opportunity to ‘Protect Indy’ beginning at the city’s gateway in the airport while making Covid-19 testing more accessible is a privilege for us.”
The testing site at IND is located in the airport terminal baggage claim area and will be available four days per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 4:00am-8:00am and 2:00pm-8:00pm, or as needed per airline scheduling. Pre-registration is required.
Two Covid-19 tests will be available at a cost and a percentage of all proceeds will be used to fund testing, PPE equipment, and vaccines for those local communities in need.