Walmart Health opened up two new centers adjacent to two newly remodeled supercenters at 4650 W. North Ave (Austin) and 8331 S. Stewart Ave. (Chatham).
“These last few months have been especially difficult for this great city, and it has done a remarkable job facing its challenges head on,” said Keith Wyche, Walmart Vice President, Community Engagement & Support. “We are proud to have the opportunity to reopen these stores and health clinics and further demonstrate Walmart’s commitment to serve as the store of the community.”
New Walmart Health Centers
The two new Walmart Health centers are part of a recent commitment to Chicago to rebuild and reopen four supercenters with an expanded offering of services, including Walmart Academies for associate training and ongoing learning.
“Walmart is committed to making healthcare more affordable and accessible for customers in the communities we serve. We are excited to bring Walmart Health into Chicago and offer members of the community a holistic wellness approach by additionally offering specialized community health resources, online education and in-center workshops to educate the community about preventative health and wellness,” said Marcus Osborne, Senior Vice President of Walmart Health. “We think we can make an impactful difference and look forward to continuing to learn how best to deliver the integrated quality care customers want and deserve.”
These centers provide affordable and accessible healthcare for members of the Chicago community, so they can get the right care at the right time, right in their community. Also, Walmart Health is partnering with local, on-the-ground health providers to deliver primary care, labs, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental and hearing services all in one facility at transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status.
As part of the project and community investments totaling more than $50M, Walmart is working directly with local vendors and contractors during the remodels and with future routine maintenance work. “Walmart will continue to innovate to help customers save time and money by giving them the option to shop when, where, and how they want,” – the company said, including:
- Pickup. Walmart Pickup is free and customers shopping using SNAP also have the option to use pickup services in most states.
- Delivery. Walmart’s convenient delivery service is also proving to be a hit with customers. Even more, Walmart has now made both pickup and delivery contact free.
- Express delivery. Customers now have the option to have their deliveries made in under two hours.
- Walmart Pay. A touch-free way to pay.
During the pandemic Walmart recommends to use:
- Drive-Thru: More than 1300 Walmart stores have pharmacy drive-thru service across the country.
- No-Contact Curbside Pickup: Associates can bring your prescription right out to your car using a no-contact method.
- Mail Delivery: If you can’t make it to a local store, medications can be delivered to your door.
“We can’t wait for Chicago customers to see our newly-remodeled Supercenters,” said Walmart store manager Patrice Gibson from the Chatham Supercenter. “We’re continuously investing in new ways to make shopping easier, and we look forward to those in our communities being able to take advantage of what our stores now have to offer.”