In-club screenings available to both members and the public on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., (August 11, 2016) – Research shows that nearly half of U.S. parents feel anxious about the start of a new school year due to various stressors, including the need to establish a new routine and manage family finances.* This year, Sam’s Club is supporting parents during this stressful time by offering them a convenient and affordable way to make sure their own health remains a priority during the hustle of getting kids back to school. The company will offer free health screenings to adults on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.
These ‘Back to School, Healthy Routine’ screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (613 locations). The screenings are valued at up to $150 and will include the following tests:**
- Total cholesterol
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- Blood pressure
- Body fat percentage
- Vision (not available at all locations)
- Hearing (not available at all locations)
“As the summer winds down, parents typically focus on preparing their kids for a healthy new school year. We think it’s important for parents to do the same thing for themselves,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “That’s why we are hosting free health screenings this Saturday for all adults, including members and non-members. We hope they help busy parents learn more about the state of their health and inspire them to establish healthy routines.”
In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations for children and adults.*** Eligible Sam’s Club Plus members can also save even more on prescriptions, including exclusive discounts on select generic prescriptions, some of which are available free of charge or at a discounted cost of $4 or $10 for a 30-day supply. This benefit is exclusively available to Plus members in addition to the Sam’s Club Extra Value Drug List, through which Sam’s Club Business and Plus members also receive 10-30 percent savings on select brand name medications. Certain restrictions apply to these programs so members and potential members should check with their local Sam’s Club Pharmacy for details. Beyond these Pharmacy offerings, Sam’s Club members can also find a variety of healthy solutions in other areas of the club, including fresh organic foods, vitamins and supplements, oral care products, and wearable health devices.
About Sam’s Club®
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 652 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.
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* National Center for Families Learning. Nearly Half of U.S. Parents Dread Sending Children Back to School, And Here’s Why. Available online at http://www.familieslearning.org/public/uploads/press_releases/1409318099.E5M4.Back-to-School-Survey..... Accessed August 4, 2016.
** Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.
*** Some immunizations may not be available in all locations, due to state law restrictions on pharmacist administered immunizations. Age restrictions may apply.