Walmart Health is in expansion mode, with plans to open 16 new health centers in Florida.
The locations will span the metro areas of Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa and will open by fall 2023, the company said.
“As the population in Florida continues to grow at more than double the rate of the rest of the United States, so does the need to increase access to quality health care,” said David Carmouche, senior vice president of omnichannel care offerings at Walmart. “With these 16 new Walmart Health centers across the state, even more Floridians will have easy access to a wide range of high-quality health services at convenient hours and easy to understand prices.”
The new state-of-the-art facilities, located beside Walmart Supercenters, will provide a range of healthcare services seven days a week in one convenient location for members of the local community, so they can “get the right care at the right time, right in their backyard,” Walmart said.
These services may vary by location, but include primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health, dental, hearing, select specialty services and community health.
Walmart Health’s first six locations in Florida opened in 2022 and are demonstrating early success in providing convenient access to quality care. These centers are saving Floridians time with wait times at approximately half the U.S. average. More than 96% of patients reported that they “felt cared for” and nearly half of all appointments are for primary and chronic condition care, Walmart said.
The new sites will be open by fall of 2023, bringing the total footprint to 22 centers across the Sunshine state.