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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Aug. 26, 202012:00 PM EST

Plans show Walmart clinic will open in Middleburg

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In July, the retailer announced it would add its first Florida health centers in Jacksonville.
by: Katie Garwood Staff Writer

A Middleburg Walmart Supercenter appears to be adding a Walmart Health location, according to plans filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Plans show a 6,500-square-foot “retail clinic” addition to the store at 1580 Branan Field Road.

Global retailer Walmart announced July 22 that it would open Florida’s first Walmart Health location in Jacksonville. It did not return a request for comment as of 10 a.m. Aug. 26.

The Walmart is adjacent to Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County hospital and the First Coast Expressway. 

Walmart said the health centers will provide primary care, urgent care, labs, imaging, counseling, optical and hearing services. It also plans to add dental services at its existing locations in July.

The Middleburg Walmart store already has a vision center, pharmacy and a Quest Diagnostics location.

When it announced the Florida clinics July 22, Walmart did not say where or when the health centers would open in the state. It will resemble and build upon the four Walmart Health locations in Georgia and Arkansas. 

Other Florida locations will follow the opening in Jacksonville, said Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness Sean Slovenski in a Walmart blog post. It also is planning to add locations in Illinois. 

“We recognize we can make an impact by increasing access to quality, affordable and convenient healthcare as we invest millions of dollars and expand Walmart Health into Florida,” Slovenski said in the July 22 blog post. Walmart is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The centers are built adjacent to existing Walmart stores.

“With 90 percent of Americans living within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we believe we can help by bringing quality healthcare to the communities that need it most,” Slovenski said. “It’s more important than ever, which is why we’re opening more Walmart Health locations, so we can help even more customers access the healthcare they need.”


 

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