Walmart, Sam’s Club to Offer Free Health Tests Saturday

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Sam’s Club and Walmart stores will offer free health screenings to the public on Saturday.

It will be the first time that the retail chains, both owned by Walmart Stores Inc., do so simultaneously. A total of more than 5,200 locations will participate. Contact your local stores to see if the screenings will be offered.

George Riedl, senior vice president and president for Walmart Health & Wellness, explains in a company announcement:

“Knowing your numbers is critical to achieving your healthy resolutions and to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That’s why Walmart and Sam’s Club have joined together for the very first time to kick off 2017 with the company’s largest free health screening event to-date.”

Walmart

More than 4,600 Walmart stores will participate, offering free screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time on Jan. 14.

Those screenings will include:

  • Blood glucose, aka blood sugar
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision
  • Body fat (offered for the first time)
  • Body mass index (offered for the first time)

Product samples and health insurance information will also be available, and pharmacists will offer immunizations at certain locations.

Sam’s Club

About 618 Sam’s Club locations will participate, offering free screenings — valued at up to $150 — to both its members and the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time on Jan. 14. (Limited quantities of screenings are available.)

Those screenings will include:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision/hearing (where applicable)
  • Body fat
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL, aka “good” cholesterol

Sam’s Club pharmacists will offer immunizations too.

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