America’s largest company is trying to tackle one of the nation’s most complex issues — health care. In January, Walmart opened its second health center, offering primary and urgent care; dental, vision and hearing treatment; labs; X-rays; and other services.
Walmart Health has the potential to transform health care delivery with transparent pricing (e.g., $40 for a medical office visit, $25 for a dental exam) and no insurance requirements. Appointments can be made online, and cost is estimated prior to confirming the visit.
Walmart Health services currently are available in just two locations, both in Georgia. However, with more than 5,000 stores nationwide, the company aspires to be a community health resource across the country. According to Walmart, its health centers are operated by physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists. Additional services include health and fitness classes, counseling, and community health education.
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