173 locations in Ohio to offer free health screenings Jan. 14
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution for a majority of
Americans, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, and by
mid-January nearly 30 percent of those resolutions will be abandoned. To
help customers and members get back on track, Walmart and Sam’s Club
have teamed up to offer free health screenings in more than 5,200
locations across the country on Jan. 14, and in 173 locations in Ohio.
This joint effort will make it easier than ever for hundreds of
thousands of Americans to learn critical information that will help them
keep their health-focused intentions on track.
“Knowing your numbers is critical to achieving your healthy resolutions
and to maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said George Riedl, senior vice
president and president, Walmart Health & Wellness. “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.”
In Ohio, where 29.8 percent of the population is obese according to
State of Obesity, this program offers community members a free, simple
way to get this information checked. Sam’s Club locations will provide
body fat readings, and for the first time in Walmart stores, customers
can test for both body fat and body mass index.
Over the course of 2016, Walmart and Sam’s Club collectively provided
nearly a half million free health screenings to people across the
country. At Walmart alone, nearly 250,000 were conducted in October.
Sam’s Club began offering free health screenings in 2010 and has
conducted more than one million screenings since the program began.
These events have helped countless individuals uncover existing health
problems, including high blood pressure, signs of diabetes and other
Walmart Screening Information
Walmart Wellness Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time
on Saturday, Jan. 14, in more than 4,600 Walmart stores across the
country. Free screenings will include blood glucose, blood pressure,
vision, and for the first time body fat and body mass index. Product
samples and health insurance information will be available. More than
10,000 of Walmart’s licensed pharmacists will offer immunizations in
select stores. Walmart continues to break company records at screening
events. In October alone, nearly 52,000 immunizations were administered
and more than 2 million free samples were distributed in a single event.
Sam’s Club Screening Information
Free screenings at Sam’s Club locations are open to members and the
public and will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time in
approximately 618 clubs across the country. Screenings*, which are
valued at up to $150, will include free blood glucose, blood pressure,
vision / hearing (where applicable), body fat, total cholesterol and HDL
(good cholesterol). Sam’s Club licensed pharmacists will be on-hand to
offer immunizations as well.
“Sam’s Club and Walmart are committed to helping the communities we
serve lead healthier lives,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice
president of Sam’s Club, Consumables and Health and Wellness. “We invite
you to our locations this weekend to experience our health screenings to
start or restart your healthy choices for the year.”
Sam’s Club offers free health screenings the second Saturday of every
month from January to October. Check your local pharmacy for other dates
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million
customers and members visit our 11,462 stores under 71 banners in 28
countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015
sales of nearly $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million
associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
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About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT),
is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products,
savings and services to millions of members in 655 clubs in the U.S. and
Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s
Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com,
and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.
* Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary
by state and club. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.
Walmart Media Relations
Michelle Malashock, 1-800-331-0085