Walmart debuts first stand-alone health-and-wellness center

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Walmart debuts first stand-alone health-and-wellness center

By David Salazar - 09/13/2019
Walmart is debuting the first Walmart Health center in Dallas, Ga. The stand-alone health clinic will include primary care services, as well as lab, x-ray, EKG, counseling, dental, optical, hearing and such community health services as nutritional and fitness services in partnership with local providers.

The center, which opened Friday alongside the town’s newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter, also will feature health insurance education and enrollment, and feature low, transparent pricing for key health services for patients, regardless of insurance status.

“The customer is at the heart of everything we do, and that focus is reflected in the new Walmart Health center,” said Sean Slovenski, Walmart senior vice president and president of Walmart U.S. health and wellness. “This state-of-the-art facility will provide quality, affordable and accessible healthcare for members of the Dallas, Georgia, community so they can get the right care at the right time, right in their hometown.”

The Walmart Health center will let patients know the estimated cost of their visit when they book an appointment. It will be staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrist, alongside Walmart Care Hosts and Community Health Workers who will be onsite to help navigate their visit.

According to a price sheet put out by Walmart, an office visit costs $40, with annual checkups costing $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Lipid and A1C and pregnancy tests cost $10 apiece, while flu, strep and mono tests cost $20 apiece. Behavioral health services cost $45 per individual 45-minute counseling session for an existing patient, with new patient therapy intake costing $60. Dental services are priced at $25 for an exam that includes X-rays, with youth teeth cleanings starting at $15 and adult cleanings starting at $25. Optometry services include $45 routine vision exams and $55 contact lens fittings.

The center also will offer specialized community health resources, online education and in-center workshops focused on preventive health and wellness.

At the remodeled supercenter, Walmart is debuting a new pharmacy that it said was designed integrating feedback from customers with a focus on convenience, simplicity and elevated service. The store’s Vision Center also has been redesigned to create a more convenient experience Walmart said. The store also features an Essentials PetCare clinic.