August 19, 2020 – Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said yesterday that the company remains committed to its roll out of Walmart Health brand centers to expand low-cost healthcare services to its U.S. customers.
Comments by McMillon and the head of Walmart’s U.S. operation came after the abrupt departure earlier this month of Sean Slovenski who had been Walmart’s SVP of health and wellness for the last two years and oversaw the launch of what he called “super centers” for healthcare services.
The retail giant currently has clinics in Georgia and Arkansas, and plans to enter the Florida market in 2021. Like the handful of healthcare services “super centers” Walmart has rolled out in the last year in Arkansas and Georgia, the Florida facilities will feature an array of primary medical services, dental care, and behavioral health services as part of a new model being replicated into other markets.
The new, larger, clinics which are more than double the size of rival efforts by CVS Health and Walgreens are being launched in various sizes.