The 2024 expansion includes 28 new health centers total to four states.
Walmart Health is expanding in Oklahoma City with four new health centers available to residents by 2024. The addition of these new centers in Oklahoma is just part of the health system's growth as three other states including Missouri, Arizona and Texas are planning for expansion in 2024.
According to a release by Walmart Health, the 2024 expansion includes 28 new health centers total to those four states.
Launced in 2019 and adopting telehealth in 2021, Walmart Health now has 32 current locations in Dallas, Georgia, Arkansas, Illinois and Florida. Seventeen more are planned to be opened in Florida, as well, Forbes reported.
In Oklahoma, each facility will be approximately 5,750 sq. ft., located beside Walmart Supercenters. They will offer Walmart Health's full suite of health services to provide care to families. Services may vary by location, but may include primary care, labs, x-ray and EKG, behavioral health, dental, hearing, select specialty services, community health and telehealth services.
Additionally, each of the health centers will integrate modern equipment and technology to enable providers and patients alike to experience best-in-class healthcare technology. This includes integrating Epic’s electronic health record system across all Walmart Health locations.
Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president of Omnichannel Care Offerings at Walmart, said the purpose of Walmart Health is to help Walmart customers live better by providing convenient access to affordable, high quality healtcare services for both insured and uninsured Oklahoma residents.
"Knowing that access to comprehensive primary care, dental care, and behavioral health services is a challenge in many communities," Carmouche said, in the release. "It is our hope that this one-stop model will help solve this challenge for our neighbors in Oklahoma City. Providing these services in a place where many already live and shop, and co-locating them by pharmacy and vision services and next to healthy foods in the Walmart grocery section is intentional. We can coordinate unique and impactful healthcare experiences.”
Currently, Walmart serves Oklahoma with more than 134 retail locations with over 34,700 associates. The Walmart Health expansion will also serve residents as the state's population grows over 4 million people in 2022, increasing .72% from 2021, according to MacroTrends.
To meet the needs of busy families, these Walmart Health centers will offer care seven days a week with weekend and evening hours as well as telehealth options on Sundays:
Patients can make an appointment, input insurance information and confirm eligibility at walmarthealth.com.