Reports: Walmart to open two more Care Clinics this month

NEW YORK — Walmart will open its second and third company-owned retail clinics under the Walmart Care Clinic banner later this month, in Texas, according to published reports.

Drug Store News broke the news, last week, that Walmart had recently opened its first company-owned clinic in Copperas Cove, Texas, and had introduced a radical new pricing model — a flat fee of $4 for Walmart employees, and $40 for regular Walmart customers. The Copperas Cove clinic will serve about 4,500 Walmart associates that work in the area.

The two new clinics will open June 27, in Benbrook and Carrollton, according to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report, with plans to open a dozen of the clinics this year. The clinics will be managed and staffed through a partnership with QuadMed, an operator of worksite healthcare clinics. Texas offers an ideal area for Walmart to test its new clinic model — the company has more than 155,000 associates in the state.

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