BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As springtime approaches, there is no doubt that many Americans continue to experience one of the more painfully cold winters this year, which has affected the health of many. According to a study at Johns Hopkins University1, cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally, but are at their worst during the cold winter months. To help people resume their healthy habits with renewed vigor and excitement for warmer weather ahead, Sam’s Club is offering free health screenings to both members and the public.
These “Spring into Action” health screenings are free, confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (604 locations) on Saturday, March 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
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Vision (not available at all locations)
“Cold weather can make it a challenge for many people to stay on track with their healthy habits, especially when it’s difficult to be active outside,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “As we all hope for warmer weather since spring is just around the corner, Sam’s Club encourages members and the general public to take charge of their health by visiting their local club and receiving a free health screening.”
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 John Hopkins University, HealthDay. “Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds.” Mar 27, 2014. http://consumer.healthday.com/cardiovascular-health-information-20/dietary-choloesterol-news-130/study-finds-cholesterol-levels-spike-during-winter-months-686190.html
2 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (604 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.