Walmart is opening five new Walmart Health locations in Florida starting 4/5/22, adding to its footprint of 20 locations in Arkansas, Georgia and Illinois.
The centers deliver primary and urgent care, labs, X-rays and diagnostics, dental, optical, hearing and behavioral health and counseling in one facility, with transparent pricing for patients at the point of service.
The Florida locations will be the first Walmart Health centers to use a medical record built by health IT software giant Epic, which includes a patient portal for scheduling and bill pay.
Walmart has been focused on building out its omnichannel care offerings as it moves into direct healthcare delivery, leveraging telemedicine, home touchpoints, a national network of more that 5,000 brick-and-mortar stores.
Walmart patients will have access to telemedicine seven days a week through MeMD.
On Sundays, the health centers will largely conduct virtual-first visits.
Walmart has been interested in healthcare, and has been building and buying assets in the areas of medication management, telemedicine and even health insurance plans.
SOURCE: Healthcare Dive