Walmart adds 5 health centers in Florida

Walmart expands health centers in North and Central Florida, with the first opening scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 in Jacksonville, adjacent to the Collins Road Supercenter.

A minimum of four additional Florida sites are planned in the Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa areas, according to a Press release.

“Two years after launching Walmart Health, we continue to evolve and grow to make healthcare even more accessible to the communities we serve,” said Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president of omnichannel care offerings. at Walmart, in the press release.

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“With only one primary care physician for every 1,380 Florida residents, these Walmart Health Centers will help meet the demand for care in three major cities in the Sunshine State, providing quality health care at the right time in the right setting, right next to where many Floridians shop,” Carmouche continued. “We are one of those communities and are excited to provide more in-person and telehealth healthcare service options to our neighbors.”

Walmart Health Centers are located adjacent to Walmart supermarkets and, according to the statement, they provide state-of-the-art services including primary care, lab tests, x-rays, behavioral health, counseling, dental care, optical, auditory and more.

The centers also have Walmart care hosts and community health workers on site to help patients navigate their first visit and understand available resources.

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According to the release, Florida has more than 380 Walmart locations and 120,000 associates, thanks to the state’s surge in population growth. Florida’s population grew by 13% between 2010 and 2019, more than double the country’s population growth.

Walmart Health is operated by qualified healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral healthcare providers and optometrists. The centers are open weekdays and Saturdays, with telehealth services also available on Sundays.

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