Walmart health chief: Opening primary care clinics ‘just the start’. Our business will offer a wide range of services conveniently and at a much cheaper price than its rivals, according to Business Insider.

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The company has previously opened clinics inside retail locations in Texas, South Carolina and Georgia. Credit: Walmart

Walmart tests dentistry and mental care as it moves deeper into primary health care

At Walmart Care Clinics, We accept both walk-ins and appointments

By CNBC and Walmart

  • The company has previously opened clinics inside retail locations in Texas, South Carolina and Georgia.
  • At the new clinic, the company will offer hearing tests, 60-minute counseling sessions and vision tests.

Walmart is opening health clinics, but that’s just the start. We got the full story from the exec leading its push into the $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry.

By Business Insider … | READ FULL STORY … | SEPT 2019 …

 

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How is Walmart Care Clinic different from other retail clinics?

  • Walmart Care Clinic is a primary care clinic, which encompasses diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, as well as preventative services, such as immunizations, physicals and additional health screening. Our expanded scope of services enables us to be your primary medical provider.

Do I need to make an appointment?

  • Not necessarily. Appointments are available, however walk-ins are always welcome.

By CNBC and Walmart | August 30, 2019

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia.

READ FULL STORY …

How are Walmart Care Clinics staffed and what services can they perform?

  • Walmart Care Clinic is staffed by certified nurse practitioners committed to providing safe, high-quality care. These trusted healthcare professionals are fully licensed, credentialed and clinically experienced to provide primary health care. They are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of basic medical conditions, perform and interpret certain diagnostic tests, manage certain chronic conditions, administer vaccinations, make appropriate referrals for specialty or more advanced care, and prescribe medication when appropriate. Where required by law, nurse practitioners maintain a collaborative practice agreement with an independent physician, facilitating consultation as needed.

Is Medicare accepted?

  • We accept traditional Medicare, however we do not accept any private Medicare managed care plans.

Walmart Care Clinic service includes:

$59 – $99

per visit without insurance*

See lab, vaccine & injection pricing below

  • Primary care
  • Illnesses and injuries
  • Management of ongoing conditions
  • Physicals & wellness checks
  • Lab tests & immunizations

*Charges may vary based on the length and complexity of your visit. Listed fees do not include lab tests, immunizations, or other ancillary services.

The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can set up appointments. Walmart is testing the concept with the initial clinic and could open more in the future, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the plans are confidential.

SOURCES: https://www.walmart.com/cp/care-clinics/1224932; https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/29/walmart-is-piloting-health-clinic-at-walmart-health-in-georgia.html

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