Remodeled supercenter is home to health care facility
CALHOUN, Ga. — The second Walmart Health center, a facility that promises a wide range of affordable health care services in an accessible mass retail setting, opened Wednesday in a remodeled Supercenter here.
“We think we can make an impactful difference in affordability, convenience and, most importantly, accessibility for the Calhoun community,” said Sean Slovenski, the retailer’s corporate senior vice president 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 healthcare savings for customers. Now, we’re focused on a solution to provide affordable integrated care that our customers want and deserve.”
With the facility, located at one of the front entrances of the remodeled Supercenter, Walmart Health is partnering with several providers to deliver primary and urgent care, labs, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental, optical and hearing services. The center promises affordable, transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status.
The opening of the Calhoun Walmart Health center marks the second location for a concept that debuted last September in Dallas, Ga. Walmart notes that its Walmart Health centers are run by qualified medical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists. The centers are also staffed by Walmart “care hosts” and community health workers who are charged with helping customers navigate their visit and understand the resources and services on offer.
Walmart said its grand opening celebration for the facility will include 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 patients in Georgia.
Besides the addition of a Walmart Health center, the remodel of the Calhoun, Ga., Supercenter also included the launch of new vision center and pharmacy concepts. Based on extensive customer feedback, the revamped departments are designed to offer an enhanced experience for patients.
“We are looking forward to re-introducing our store to the community with a fresh look,” said store manager Michael Boling. “Our store is committed to be a center of wellbeing 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 healthcare services to our customers.”