Retailer Aims to 'Make Health Care More Accessible'
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday opened its first Walmart Health Center in Florida. The new center, located adjacent to a Supercenter at 7075 Collins Road in Jacksonville, is the first of five Walmart Health Centers set to open in the next two weeks in the Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa areas.
“Two years after the launch of Walmart Health, we continue evolving and growing to make health care even more accessible to the communities we serve,” said Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president of Omnichannel Care Offerings at Walmart. “With only one primary care doctor per 1,380 Florida residents, these Walmart Health centers will help address the demand for care in three major cities in the Sunshine State, delivering quality health care at the right time in the right setting, right next to where many Floridians get their groceries. We are part of these communities, and we are excited to bring more options for in-person and telehealth care services to our neighbors.”
Situated adjacent to Walmart Supercenters, these state-of-the-art Walmart Health centers provide a range of services, including primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health and counseling, dental, optical and hearing services. Onsite Walmart Care Hosts and Community Health Workers will help customers navigate their visit and understand the resources available, according to the company, and will be a familiar presence for consumers making regular visits.
“Walmart is committed to Florida with more than 380 retail locations and 120,000 associates,” a company representative said. “We are excited to meet the needs of Florida’s residents as the state’s population grows. From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 13%, more than double the total U.S. population growth.”
Opening dates and locations for the next four Walmart Health Centers are:
- April 7: 1586 Branan Field Road (Middleburg)
- April 12: 904 B Cypress Parkway (Poinciana/Kissimmee)
- April 14: 3647 South Orlando Drive (Sanford)
- June 7: 28516 State Road 54 (Wesley Chapel)
These Walmart Health centers will offer care seven days a week with weekend and evening hours as well as telehealth options on Sundays, according to the company, which said the centers will be open from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Telehealth service will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sundays.