"The Clinic at Walmart," Opens September 1, Offers Convenient, Affordable Care for Logan Area Residents
Christi Gallagher Walmart (800) 331-0085
LANCASTER, Ohio (August 8, 2011) - Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Fairfield Medical Center today announced the opening of “The Clinic at Walmart”. This convenient care clinic is scheduled to open Thursday, September 1, 2011 and will be located inside the Walmart located at 12910 State Route 664 South in Logan.
The walk-in clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to minor health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. Clinic hours will be: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm. The will clinic will accept most insurances as well as cash, checks or credit cards.
“The clinic will serve as an extension to local health care services by providing additional access to basic care, especially for those who may not have insurance, a primary care physician or are seeking care outside of normal physician office hours,” explains Mina Ubbing, President and CEO at Fairfield Medical Center. “Our intention is for the clinic to serve as a referral source for Logan area physicians and Hocking Valley Community Hospital for diagnostic and higher-level acute care services.”
The Clinic at Walmart will be staffed by Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs), even on nights and weekends. Logan area residents can use the clinic for common health ailments and other routine services including:
• Bladder infections
• Blood sugar testing
• Camp and school physicals
• Common vaccinations
• Insect bites and stings
• Minor wounds
• Sinus infections
• Upper respiratory infections
• Wart removal
“Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality health care,” said Bruce Shepard, Walmart’s Director of Healthcare Innovations. Fairfield Medical Center is a highly respected health care provider, so we know this will serve our customers well.”
Fairfield Medical Center operates similar clinics at the Walmart stores in Canal Winchester and Lancaster. The hospital serves more than 250,000 residents in Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens counties. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart,” please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.
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