Sam’s Club debuts higi screening stations at most pharmacy locations
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has teamed up with health technology company higi to make free, self-service health screening stations available at 622 Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy.
Chicago-based higi’s screening stations are able to assess a user’s blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index. Users can also track their health information over time and share it with others through higi’s online platform, which can aggregate data from over 80 health devices, activity trackers and apps to provide a holistic view of the state of their health.
“Knowing how challenging it can be for some people to find the time to get a checkup, we believe higi’s self-service stations will be a great tool to complement our monthly health screening program, as they both help make it easier for people learn more about their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “We also recognize the importance of using the latest technology to motivate people to live healthier lives, so our partnership with higi is a perfect match."
The higi self-service stations complement the existing free health screening program that Sam’s Club offers every month from January through October to both members and the public, via Sam’s Club’s “Healthy at Heart” screening, which will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy, while supplies last. This screening is valued at up to $150.
“We believe understanding and tracking your personal biometric data is key to living a healthy life, so we make it as easy as possible for people to do just that with our unique screening technology and digital platforms that interface with leading health devices, fitness trackers or apps that people are already using,” said Jeff Bennett, CEO, higi. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sam’s Club to make these innovative resources available and to help more people be proactive about their health.”