Sam's Club to host children's health screenings


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is set to host free children's health screenings on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy.

The following health and safety tools will be distributed at Sam's Clubs nationwide free of charge and while supplies last:

  • DNA and fingerprint kits;

  • Take-home DNA swabs include instructions on collecting and storing a saliva sample (Sam's Club or Walmart stores has no access to this information or where the information will be stored) to help protect children in the event they are ever lost;

  • Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" kits;

  • Sesame Street's take-home multimedia dental care kits teach children about oral health and will be available in both English and Spanish;

  • Body mass index and blood pressure tests for children and adults (BMI and blood pressure tests will be limited to the first 50 participants at each club location); and

  • Vision screenings to determine potential eye care needs.

"Reinforcing healthy habits for children is an important part of back-to-school planning, and Sam's Club is proud to help parents accomplish this responsibility for the second year in a row," Sam's Club SVP health and wellness Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "We have provided 1.4 million free health screenings in the past year and a half, and we remain committed to providing quality health solutions for the entire family."

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