BENTONVILLE, Ark, (June 30, 2015) – As the nation’s 50-and-older population continues to grow, services that help prevent and detect potential health problems early on become increasingly important. Yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, only 25 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 years old are taking advantage of the preventive services available to them.1 In an effort to increase this number and provide a simple option, Sam’s Club is offering free health screenings to both members and the public.

These health screenings are confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (608 locations) on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are valued at $150²and include tests for:

  • Blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk ratio
  • Glucose
  • Body mass index (BMI)

“It’s important that as people age they take proactive health steps so they can live long lives and help reduce their healthcare costs,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “By offering these free screenings, we hope to give older adults a chance to protect one of their most valuable assets – their 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, 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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1Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Clinical Preventive Services” http://www.cdc.gov/aging/services/

² Limited 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.