BENTONVILLE, Ark., (Feb. 9, 2016) – According to a recent study,* sharp drops in temperature often bring with them an increased risk of heart issues. To help people assess their cardiovascular health this winter, Sam’s Club Pharmacies nationwide will host free heart health screenings for both members and non-members on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.

These health screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (617 locations). The screenings are valued at $150** and will include the following tests:

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

“Maintaining your health throughout the year can be a challenge, especially during times of increased risk,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “With this in mind and in recognition of Heart Month, we’re proud to offer this free screening to both our members and the public as a simple way to be more proactive about their health.”
In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies also 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. 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.

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.

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* European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Cold weather associated with higher risk of severe heart attack." ScienceDaily. August 30, 2015. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150830150215.htm.

** 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.