The plans will include zero-dollar premiums and will give patients access to free primary care visits, dental exams and lab tests at Walmart Health centers across the state.
Walmart caught the healthcare industry’s attention when it began opening primary care centers across Georgia, Florida and Illinois. But without its leader, will the effort still be able to keep its momentum?
After opening four health centers in Georgia and Arkansas, Walmart confirmed that it will expand to Florida next year.
Facing declining retail traffic, particularly overseas, Walgreens posted a net loss of $1.7 billion for the quarter ending on May 31. The company still has a long road ahead, but analysts said they liked its long-term strategy with VillageMD.
Walgreens plan to open hundreds of VillageMD clinics at its stores in the next five years. It would be the first major move by Walgreens to staff its locations with primary care physicians.
Walmart quietly launched a new health insurance business. The company, called Walmart Insurance, was filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State last month.