The city issued a permit Jan. 9 for construction of a Walmart Health medical clinic within the retailer’s Supercenter in Northwest Jacksonville.
Hutton Construction Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the contractor for the $1.02 million build-out of a primary care center in Walmart at 12100 Lem Turner Road.
The 6.534-square-foot clinic will be in the 203,658-square-foot Supercenter. Plans show exam rooms for medical, dental and vision patients as well as audiology and other services.
It is one of at least seven Walmart Health clinics opened or planned in Northeast Florida.
Two are open and three more, including the Lem Turner clinic, are expected to open by fall 2023.
Walmart Health facilities are 6,500 to 7,000 square feet and added next to or within Walmart Supercenters.
Services can vary but can include X-ray, EKG, primary care labs, behavioral health, dental, hearing, vision, community health and more.
WalmartHealth.com shows two clinics open in Northeast Florida at Supercenters at 7075 Collins Road in Southwest Jacksonville and in Middleburg.
In April 2022, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart Inc. announced it would open five new Walmart Health centers across North and Central Florida starting April 5 with the Collins Road clinic and April 7 at the Supercenter at 1586 Branan Field Road in Middleburg.
Walmart said in October it will open three more health centers in Jacksonville as part of 16 expected in Florida by fall 2023.
Those Jacksonville clinics are at the Walmart Supercenters at Lem Turner Road and at 11900 Atlantic Blvd. in Arlington/Sandalwood and 10991 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.
In August 2021, Walmart registered fictitious names for seven Walmart Health centers in Northeast Florida. In addition to the first five, the other two Duval County locations are at 6830 Normandy Blvd. in West Jacksonville and 4250 Philips Highway in the Englewood area of South Jacksonville.
Walmart said the health centers are operated by medical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavioral health providers and optometrists.
The centers offer services that include primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health and counseling, dental, optical, hearing and more, said a previous Walmart news release.
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, with Sunday care via telehealth.
Appointments can be made online at walmarthealth.com. The online information shows the estimated starting costs without insurance as well as the insurance plans accepted.
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.
It says it partnered with UnitedHealthcare to offer virtual urgent care visits for members 24/7.
“As the population in Florida continues to grow at more than double the rate of the rest of the United States, so does the need to increase access to quality health care,” said Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president, of Omnichannel Care Offerings at Walmart, in an Oct. 26, 2022, news release.
That release said Walmart Health opened six Florida clinics in 2022 with nearly half of the appointments for primary and chronic condition care.
Walmart started Walmart Health in 2019 to offer primary and urgent care and other services in facilities next door to Walmart Supercenters.
As of Oct. 26, Walmart Health had 32 locations in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Texas.