The newest Walmart Health center has opened next to a remodeled Supercenter in Calhoun, Ga.
According to a post on the mega-retailer’s corporate website: “This state-of-the-art facility provides quality, affordable and accessible health care for members of the Calhoun community so they can get the right care at the right time. Walmart Health is partnering with several on-the-ground health providers to be a first-of-its-kind health center to deliver primary and urgent care, labs, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental, optical and hearing services all in one facility at affordable, transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status.”
“We think we can make an impactful difference in affordability, convenience and, most importantly, accessibility for the Calhoun community,” noted Sean Slovenski, SVP 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 health care savings for customers. Now, we’re focused on a solution to provide affordable integrated care that our customers want and deserve.”
The lobby of the Calhoun facility
Walmart Health is run by qualified medical professionals, among them doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists. On-site Walmart care hosts and community health workers can help customers with their appointments, educate people about resources and provide a familiar presence for regular visitors.
As part of the grand-opening celebration for the Calhoun center, Walmart revealed that it would 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 Georgia patients.
Additionally, the adjacent remodeled Supercenter now includes new Vision Center and Pharmacy concepts emphasizing convenience, simplicity and enhanced service.
“We are looking forward to reintroducing our store to the community with a fresh look,” said Michael Boling, store manager at the Calhoun Walmart. “Our store is committed to be a center of well-being in the community through our assortment of organic products and groceries and health-and-wellness offerings at everyday low prices, and we are excited Walmart Health just opened to offer health care services to our customers.”
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart operates more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries, and ecommerce websites, employing 2.2 million-plus associates worldwide. The company is No. 1 on Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.