Walmart’s health centers to make Oklahoma debut in 2024
Walmart Health is in an expansion mode.
Families in Oklahoma can now experience convenient access to healthcare with the opening of four new Walmart Health centers in the Oklahoma City area. The openings mark Walmart Health’s expansion into the state, the third new state Walmart Health is entering in 2024, in addition to Missouri and Arizona, as well as deepening its presence in Texas.
“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Walmart Health into Oklahoma next year,” said David Carmouche, senior vice president of omnichannel care offerings at Walmart. “Walmart Health exists to help Walmart customers live better by providing convenient access to affordable, high quality healthcare services for both insured and uninsured Oklahomans alike. Knowing that access to comprehensive primary care, dental care and behavioral health services is a challenge in many communities, it is our hope that this one-stop model will help solve this challenge for our neighbors in Oklahoma City. Providing these services in a place where many already live and shop and co-locating them by pharmacy and vision services and next to healthy foods in the Walmart grocery section is intentional. We can coordinate unique and impactful healthcare experiences.”
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The facilities will be approximately 5,750 square feet, located beside Walmart Supercenters, will feature Walmart Health’s full suite of health services. These services may vary by location but include primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health, dental, hearing, select specialty services, community health and telehealth.
Each health center will integrate modern equipment and technology to enable providers and patients to experience best-in-class healthcare technology. This includes integrating Epic’s electronic health record system across all Walmart Health locations.
Walmart is committed to Oklahoma, with more than 134 retail locations and 34,769 associates. The company is excited to meet the needs of Oklahoma’s residents as the state’s population grows—according to MacroTrends, in 2022, the population of Oklahoma surpassed 4 million, increasing .72% from 2021.
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To meet the needs of busy families, these Walmart Health centers will offer care seven days a week with convenient weekend and evening hours as well as telehealth options on Sundays:
- Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Patients can make an appointment, input insurance information and confirm eligibility here.
Oklahoma ranks 43rd in the nation for number of physicians per capita. Walmart Health centers are staffed with qualified doctors, dentists, behavioral health specialists, community health workers and more, with an unwavering commitment to addressing a patient’s whole health needs, the company said.
Walmart Health has begun hiring for select positions, including primary care physicians and dentists. Interested applicants can apply here.