All screenings available to the public, first screening to take place Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

BENTONVILLE - January 5, 2015 -- Every January, people across the country make resolutions for the new year focused on improving their health. Despite good intentions, however, only eight percent of Americans actually keep up with these resolutions.i In an effort to help more Americans keep their health resolutions this year while easing the cost of initial necessary tests, Sam’s Club Pharmacies nationwide will host 10 free monthly health screenings in 2015 for members and non-members, covering a wide range of tests to manage and discover potential health issues.

The health screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (598 locations). Since launching the monthly health screenings in 2011, Sam’s Club has conducted nearly one million screenings per year, providing important, personalized health care results that help people stay informed about their well-being.

The first screening will take place on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last, with a key health indicator review, valued at $250,ii which includes the following tests:

  • Blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk ratio
  • Glucose
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision (not available at all locations)

“Offering free screenings for the fifth consecutive year is part of our commitment to improve the lives and well-being of people in the communities we serve,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “It’s eye-opening to hear stories about the immediate impact of these screenings on people and how empowering it is for them to learn more about staying healthy. We’re determined to continue finding ways to make health care accessible.”
In addition to the January screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies will host nine additional free health screenings throughout the year on the second Saturday of each month, including:

  • February: Heart health
  • March: Staying active
  • April: Seasonal allergies
  • May: Staying fit
  • June: Men’s health
  • July: Rejuvenate your health
  • August: Latest trends in tech health
  • September: Diabetes management
  • October: Women’s health

In addition to monthly health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies provide savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations for children and adults. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Sam’s Club Plus members and Sam’s Club Business members can also save 40 percent on many generics and 8 percent on name brand prescriptions when not using prescription drug coverage. Further, through the Extra Value Drug List, Sam’s Club Plus members can save even more with 10-30 percent savings on select brand prescriptions and over 200 generics at $11.87.* Restrictions may apply.

According to a J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Pharmacy Study,** Sam’s Club Pharmacy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Mass Merchandiser Pharmacies.” Additional information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.com and in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, which reaches approximately eight million members.

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 648 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.

i “New Years Resolutions Statistics.” The University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Scranton, PA. Accessed onhttp://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics. 2014.

ii Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (598 locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.

* On cash purchases, Plus and Business Members save an additional 8% on name-brand prescriptions and 40% on generics not part of $4/$10 generic prescription program. Savings only for cash purchases based on the dispensing Sam’s Club Pharmacy’s cash price. Discounts not available for purchases covered by health insurance or a state/federal government health care program, on SamsClub.com, covered by Walmart’s Prescription Program or any Sam’s Club promotion. Restrictions apply. See your local Sam’s Club Pharmacy for details.

** Sam’s Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM. Study based on 13,951 total responses, and measures 8 mass merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June-July 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.