Walmart partners with Quest Diagnostics to bring lab testing to 15 stores

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Walmart partners with Quest Diagnostics to bring lab testing to 15 stores

By David Salazar - 06/26/2017

MADISON, N.J., and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — By the end of the year, roughly 15 Walmart locations will feature co-branded Quest Diagnostics sites, the companies announced Monday. The sites are set to launch at select stores in Florida and Texas, initially offering lab testing services with the expectation that they will expand to include other basic healthcare services.

“At Walmart, we’re not only focused on providing accessible, affordable healthcare, but also working to extend our offerings — truly making our stores a one-stop shop for our customers’ everyday health and wellness needs,” Walmart SVP and president health and wellness George Riedl said. “We look forward to working with Quest as we operate in an increasingly dynamic and consumer-centric health care environment.”

Quest said that this is the latest in its efforts to expand accessibility of lab testing, which have included bringing direct access in Colorado and Missouri, as well as through its Sonora Quest Laboratories joint Venture in Arizona.

“We are proud to expand consumer access to health care through our work with Walmart,” Quest chairman, president and CEO Steve Rusckowski said. “By providing laboratory testing and healthcare services where people also shop, we will make it easier for Walmart customers and their associates to get the quality diagnostic insights they need in convenient locations. We are excited to partner with Walmart, one of the world’s leading businesses with a passion for improving the lives of Walmart’s customers and associates.”