Walmart opens first health centre

Walmart opens first health centre

In Dallas, Walmart has opened an extensive health centre, in addition to renovating the hypermarket. This is how the world's largest retailer wants to gain a foothold in the lucrative health market.


Local partners

The Walmart Health Center will offer a wide range of medical services for the local community. People can go there for primary care, but there are also facilities for services such as X-rays, ECG examinations, and dental care, to name but a few. It is operated in collaboration with local partners.

 

The centre is integrated into the converted hypermarket, a branch of Walmart Supercenter, although it has a separate entrance. All local families are welcome, regardless of their insurance status, explained the supermarket chain in a press release.

 

Giant market

The aim of the supermarket chain is to gain a foothold in the U.S. health care system, a market with an estimated annual value of some 3.5 trillion dollars (3.16 trillion euros). In order to achieve this, the chain offers a wide range of medical services that are not only easily accessible, but also provided at a lower price than the competition.