Walmart expands standalone health center model

Walmart has moved deeper into the primary care market by opening its second freestanding health center.

The retail giant opened its first standalone clinic, called Walmart Health, Sept. 13 in Dallas, Ga., and the company recently opened a second clinic in Calhoun, Ga.

The freestanding clinics provide a variety of services, ranging from primary care to labs to dental, in one facility. Patients can schedule appointments and view prices on Walmart Health's website, which says the clinics offer "quality medical care at low prices you'll love – no insurance required."

The two health centers in Georgia are the first of many Walmart plans to open. In management's commentary accompanying Walmart's third-quarter results, President and CEO Doug McMillon said the company will open "several more" standalone health centers.

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