Walmart Opens “Healthcare Supercenters”

Walmart is looking beyond traditional retail clinics to create “supercenters” with comprehensive healthcare services. The company rolled out two Walmart Health clinics in June, one in Loganville, Georgia and one in Springdale, Arkansas. These “healthcare supercenters” are not just the typical walk-in urgent-center, but a one-stop shop for healthcare, with primary care, urgent care, diagnostics, x-rays, behavioral health and dental care.”There’s a big difference between offering healthcare services to drive more people to your store and offering healthcare services because you’re in the healthcare business,” said Walmart President of Health and Wellness Sean Slovenski. “We’re in healthcare. We are not in retail healthcare. We’re recruiting physicians in all of these areas and bringing them in.” One differentiator is also cost: a primary care appointment costs just $40; children $20. Read more.