As I have written in a previous blog, Walmart entered the urgent care market earlier this year with locations in Dallas, Georgia, and Calhoun, Georgia. The concept, called 'Walmart Health,' is the next iteration of their previous limited model called 'Walmart Care.' Located within the Walmart store, Walmart Health offers the traditional benefits provided at a primary care provider coupled with the added services of x-ray, EKG, counseling, dental, optical, hearing, and community health services. Additionally, Walmart has retail pharmacies and vision centers located in both Walmart stores.
Based on the success of the first two healthcare centers, Walmart announced the opening of two new Walmart Healths this week. The third facility, located in Loganville, Georgia, opened on June 17, 2020, follows the same template as the first two facilities. The newest facility, located in Springdale, Arkansas, is the first outside of Georgia and will have a smaller footprint and new patient flow. Critically, both new facilities will also continue the practice of upfront pricing. Patients will receive an estimated cost of services, regardless of their insurance status, when booking their appointment. Upfront pricing has been one of the highlights of the consumer experience in the first two facilities.
June 24, 2020