Sam’s Club® Hosts Free Heart Health Screenings in Celebration of Valentine’s Day

In-club screenings available to members and the public on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--()--According to a national survey, Americans plan to spend around $142 on Valentine’s Day this year for jewelry, candy and a special night out.1 What if, in addition to these, people could also give the gift of health to their loved ones this year without breaking the bank even more? Sam’s Club is making it possible this Valentine’s Day by offering free heart health screenings to both members and the public.

These health screenings are free, confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (602 locations) on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are valued at $150² and include tests for:

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

“We spend so much time trying to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for our loved ones, but we often overlook the most important gift of all, the gift of good health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “Sam’s Club is committed to improving health and wellness in the communities we serve and we hope this month’s free heart health screening will be a simple but meaningful way people can show 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 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.

1 National Retail Federation. “Cupid to Shower Americans with Jewelry, Candy this Valentine’s Day.” January 26, 2015. https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/cupid-shower-americans-jewelry-candy-this-valentines-day.

2 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (602 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.

Contacts

Sam’s Club Media Relations
Tara Raddohl, 1-800-331-0085
SamsClub.com/newsroom

Contacts

Sam’s Club Media Relations
Tara Raddohl, 1-800-331-0085
SamsClub.com/newsroom