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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Apr. 6, 202209:36 AM EST

Walmart opening first two Northeast Florida health clinics

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The retailer starts with centers at Collins Road and in Middleburg with at least five more planned.

Walmart Inc. announced it will open five new Walmart Health centers across North and Central Florida starting April 5 with the clinic at the 7075 Collins Road Supercenter at 7075 Collins Road.

A second area clinic will open April 7 at the Supercenter at 1586 Branan Field Road in Middleburg.

Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said three more Florida clinics will open in Orlando and Tampa areas. Those three will open by June 7 in  Kissimmee, Sanford and Wesley Chapel.

“Two years after the launch of Walmart Health, we continue evolving and growing to make health care even more accessible to the communities we serve,” said Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president of Omnichannel Care Offerings at Walmart. 

“With only one primary care doctor per 1,380 Florida residents, these Walmart Health centers will help address the demand for care,” he said.

 Walmart said that from 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 13%, more than double the total U.S. population growth.

The health centers are built next to Supercenters to offer services that include primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health and counseling, dental, optical, hearing and more, said a Walmart news release.

Walmart Health centers will offer care seven days a week, offering it via telehealth on Sundays:

Walmart said the health centers are operated by medical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists. 

Walmart Health centers will also provide community health resources, online education and in-person workshops focusing on preventive health and wellness, a Walmart blog post said.

 Staff will help customers to set up visits and understand resources.

Walmart Health centers will offer care seven days a week, offering it via telehealth on Sundays:

Hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday telehealth: 9 a.m.-5:p.m.

The Walmart Health centers usually are 6,500 to 7,000 square feet.

Information is at walmarthealth.com.

Walmart said it has more than 380 retail locations and 120,000 associates. 

In August 2021, Walmart registered fictitious names for seven Walmart Health centers in Northeast Florida, including the Middleburg location in Clay County.

The six Duval locations registered are:

• 7075 Collins Road in Southwest Jacksonville.

• 6830 Normandy Blvd. in West Jacksonville.

• 12100 Lem Turner Road in Northwest Jacksonville.

• 4250 Philips Highway in the Englewood area of South Jacksonville.

• 11900 Atlantic Blvd. in East Arlington/Sandalwood.

• 10991 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.

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