Kroger helps customers 'know their numbers' with HealthCenter kiosks

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced it will place self-use health screening kiosks at all of its 1,950 locations to help their pharmacy patients "know their numbers."

"Our customers tell us they want to make healthy choices but don't always know where to start," Kroger's health strategy coordinator Matthew Feltman said. "We're pleased to expand the availability of Kroger HealthCenters to help customers take their first steps toward overall health and wellness."

The Kroger HealthCenter kiosks, supplied by Stayhealthy, will provide customers with an easy, free and secure solution to consistently measure, monitor and improve body composition and other clinical conditions. Assessments include blood pressure, weight, body composition, BMI, color vision and the ability to upload blood glucose numbers and other biometric results.

Kroger customers will be able to create personal health record accounts, which they can access at any time at, to chart their progress. They will also have access to health information and solutions designed to help them in their personal health and fitness goals.

Kroger has been piloting the HealthCenters in approximately 275 pharmacy locations since January. The kiosks are currently accessible to customers in Cincinnati, Lexington, Ky., and Denver, Colo. Kroger expects most other pharmacy locations will have the kiosks by early 2013.

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