Walmart Health expands to second location

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Walmart continues its deeper dive into health care with the opening of its second-ever freestanding facility devoted to health-and-wellness.

Adjacent to the remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Calhoun, Georgia, the new Walmart Health offers primary and urgent care, labs, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental, optical and hearing services at affordable, transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status, Walmart said. It is similar to the first Walmart Health center, which debuted last September, in Dallas, Georgia.

As part of Walmart Health’s grand-opening celebration, Walmart will make a donation to Susan G. Komen to help meet women’s health needs through expanded access to care, including mammogram screenings, education and support services for underserved and at-risk patients in Georgia.

“We think we can make an impactful difference in affordability, convenience and, most importantly, accessibility for the Calhoun community,” said Sean Slovenski, senior VP and president of Walmart U.S. Health and Wellness. “We have a history of launching innovative products and programs that have transformed the industry and created significant healthcare savings for customers. Now, we’re focused on a solution to provide affordable integrated care that our customers want and deserve.”

Walmart Health is operated by qualified medical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists. Associates and community health workers are on site to help customers navigate their visit, understand resources and be a familiar presence for regular visits.