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04/19/2022

Walmart to offer free health screenings

Marianne Wilson
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Walmart Wellness Day
Walmart will offer customers free health screenings at its annual Wellness Day event.

Walmart’s health care focus continues.

The retail giant will hold its annual Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The event will feature free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure screenings. COVID-19 vaccines and affordable immunizations that include shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis, HPV and flu will also be available. Select stores will also host vision screenings.

More than 4,600 of the chain’s pharmacies across the country will host Wellness Day events. The goal of the program is to encourage customers to get healthy and stay on a healthy track by helping them know their numbers and then seek care to improve their lifestyles, according to Walmart.

“We know healthcare is local, and we take a community-by-community approach to providing needed health care services,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior VP of pharmacy. “We want to transform healthcare delivery in the United States; by using all of our existing assets together – from fresh food, to pharmacies, to telehealth, to health centers.”

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Walmart Wellness Day events will feature the following health resources, administered by qualified pharmacy and Vision Center teams:

  • Free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings (select locations);
  • Affordable immunizations, including pneumonia, tetanus, HPV, flu, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox/shingles), whooping cough (TDAP), Hep A & B and more;
  • No-cost COVID-19 vaccines; and,
  • Wellness resources and the opportunity to talk with pharmacists.

Since 2014, Walmart pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, contributing more than 4.7 million free health screenings for customers.