Sam’s Club® Supports Women’s Health by Offering Free Screenings to Members and the Public

In-club screenings available on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--()--While men are well known for avoiding the doctor, a recent survey found that 82% of women say they would rather do all of their family’s grocery shopping than go to the doctor.* To help encourage women to prioritize their health and to offer them a convenient way to do so, Sam’s Club is hosting free health screenings on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.

These “Support Her Health” screenings are confidential and available to both members and the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (618 locations). They are valued at up to $150 and will include the following tests:**

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Blood pressure
  • Body fat percentage
  • Glucose
  • Vision (not available at all locations)
  • Hearing (not available at all locations)

“Women often prioritize their families’ needs and work responsibilities over their own health and wellness but it’s important to ensure regular health checkups don’t fall off the to-do list,” said Tara Raddohl, senior director, corporate communications, Sam’s Club. “With that in mind, we hope women take advantage of our free in-club screenings this Saturday, as an easy way to learn more about the current state of their health.”

Sam’s Club offered a similar screen for men back in June, as well as other free events during the year, as part of its comprehensive commitment to support health and wellness.

In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations.*** Eligible Sam’s Club Plus members can also save 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. The benefit is exclusively available to Plus members in addition to the Sam’s Club Extra Value Drug List, through which Business and Plus members also receive 10-30 percent savings on select brand name medications. Certain restrictions apply to these programs so members and potential members should check with their local Sam’s Club Pharmacy for details.

Two out of the last three years, Sam’s Club Pharmacy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Mass Merchandiser Pharmacies” by J.D. Power. Sam’s Club Pharmacy also received the highest score in the prescription ordering/pick-up process; non-pharmacist staff; and pharmacist study factors within its segment.****

Beyond the Pharmacy, 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.

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 655 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.

* Sam’s Club, US Survey, Toluna Analytics, May 30-June 1, 2016, n=1012 (495 women)

** 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.

**** Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among 8 mass merchandisers in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Pharmacy Study, based on 14,789 total responses, measuring the opinions of consumers who filled a new prescription or refilled a prescription during the three months prior to the survey period, surveyed May-June 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

Contacts

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

Release Summary

To help encourage women to prioritize their health and to offer them a convenient way to do so, Sam's Club is hosting free health screenings on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contacts

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