BENTONVILLE, Ark, (June 2, 2015) –According to a national survey, three quarters of dads say being a father is their most important job.1 While taking care of their children is a clear priority, when it comes to themselves, two thirds of men only respond to medical emergencies instead of being proactive about their health.2 In honor of Men’s Health Month and with Father’s Day just around the corner, Sam’s Club wants to help dads stay healthy for their families by offering free health screenings to both members and the public.
These “His Health” screenings are free, confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (608 locations) on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are valued at $2503and include tests for:
- PSA (prostate-specific antigen) – This test is used to screen men ages 40 and over for prostate cancer by checking the blood level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland
- Blood pressure
- Total cholesterol
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- Risk ratio
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Vision (not available at all locations)
“June is the perfect time to ensure the men in our lives are healthy. Dads today are more engaged than ever but many prioritize their families’ health over their own,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “Sam’s Club is proud to make it easier for these men to be proactive about their health by offering free screenings, including a PSA test for prostate cancer. We hope everyone stops by their local club to participate and to show dad just how much they care.”
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, including the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Sam’s Club Plus members and Sam’s Club Business members can also save even more on prescriptions. To learn more about these savings and immunizations offered, please visit SamsClub.com.
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 650 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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1Modern Dads Survey: 75 percent of dads call fatherhood their 'most important job. Today Show Parents. May 11, 2015. Available online at http://www.today.com/parents/modern-dads-survey-75-percent-dads-call-fatherhood-their-most-2D79768109.
2According to New Survey, Most Men are Not Proactive about Their Health Despite the Desire to Live Long Lives. Abbott and Men’s Health Network. PR Newswire, September 12, 2012. Available online at http://abbott.mediaroom.com/2012-09-12-According-to-New-Survey-Most-Men-are-Not-Proactive-about-Their-Health-Despite-the-Desire-to-Live-Long-Lives.
3Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (608 locations). Membership not required. 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.
** 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.