BENTONVILLE, Ark., (June 9, 2016) – A new survey found that while 91% of men say maintaining their health is important to them, more than half (57%) say they only go to the doctor when there is a problem.*
So what would incite more men to get a routine health checkup? In the same survey, 73% of men said they would be more likely to get a checkup if it was free and 56% would be more likely to get a checkup if they could go over the weekend.* With this in mind and in recognition of Men’s Health Month, Sam’s Club will host free health screenings for both members and the public on Saturday, June 11 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 (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)
“While men are well known
for avoiding the doctor, the truth is that many of them say their health is a
priority and that they would get a checkup if it was more accessible,” said Tara
Raddohl, director, corporate communications, Sam’s Club. “We look forward to
hosting these free health screenings as an easy way for men in the communities
that we serve to learn more about the state of 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.
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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* Sam’s Club, US Survey, Toluna Analytics, May 30-June 1, 2016, n=1012 (517 men)
** 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.