Walmart opens 3rd health center, pledges more
Walmart continues to expand the number of Walmart Health Centers. The retailer this week opened its third health center in Loganville, Ga. — and Walmart senior vice president of health and wellness Sean Slovenski noted on the company’s website that the company is just getting started.
Slovenski’s blog post noted that 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store and that the company believes it can play a role in bringing quality, affordable health care to the communities it serves.
“We don't take lightly the responsibility to serve our customers in this way, including through our $4 generic prescription program we launched more than a decade ago. It’s more important than ever, which is why we’re opening more Walmart Health locations, so we can help even more customers access the healthcare they need.
In addition to the Loganville location, Slovenski said the company is opening a smaller-footprint prototype in Springdale, Ark., where it will be able to test different layouts and services. It also is opening a Walmart Health Center in Elm Springs, Ark., on June 24.
Slovenski also noted that the response has largely been positive from customers who have used the health centers in Dalla, Ga., and Calhoun, Ga., with patients highlighting the convenience and affordability of the services offered.
“It’s clear our model is working, but there’s also more to be done to ensure every family has access to care,” Slovenski wrote. “Walmart Health will continue to expand with additional locations opening in Georgia this year. We owe it to our communities to continue our mission to bring quality care to those who need it, now more than ever.”