This weekend is the time to get a checkup. And it's free.
- Walmart offering free health checkups on Saturday, Oct. 15
- The four-hour period runs from noon to 4 p.m.
- More than 4,600 Walmart stores participating
For a four-hour period on Saturday, Oct. 15, nearly everyone in America will have access to free health screenings, education, services and products as Walmart stores nationwide host Walmart Wellness Day.
Based on the impact of America's Biggest Health Fair held by Walmart last year, the company is again hosting the largest single-day health event in the United States with free health screenings expected to benefit hundreds of thousands of people, some whom may be taking an active role in their health for the first time.
The newly named Walmart Wellness Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 15, in more than 4,600 Walmart stores across the country, the company announced Friday.
The event will provide free blood glucose, blood pressure, vision screenings (where available), product samples and information on health insurance options. More than 10,000 of Walmart’s licensed pharmacists will offer immunizations in all Walmart pharmacies in the United States.
"As more than 90 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we're committed and uniquely positioned to providing accessible and affordable health care that helps busy families live better," said George Riedl, senior vice president and president of Health and Wellness, Walmart U.S. "Walmart Wellness Day is at the center of that commitment. These screenings provide customers with a basic yet vital understanding of their general health conditions and ways to improve it."
To learn more about Healthcare Begins Here and Walmart's assortment of affordable wellness solutions, visit Walmart.com/healthcare.