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Another Clinic Opens at an Area Discount Store

Shoppers at another area discount store will be able to receive medical care. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Walmart and CoxHealth will open a 2nd location of The Clinic at Walmart, operated by CoxHealth, at the Republic Walmart Supercenter on May 4th. The clinic will offer check-ups, immunizations, screenings and treatment of minor injuries among other things.The 1st Clinic at Walmart at the South Campbell location, treated nearly 600 patients in its 1st month of operation from 76 different zip codes and eight different states.Tom Luthy, administrative director of CoxHealth Regional Services, says a visit to The Clinic at Walmart serves as an option to those who might otherwise postpone or avoid care. He says they’re meeting a need that they didn’t know was as big as it is. He says they’re seeing people who have no insurance or who can’t afford other options.The clinics are open for walk-in service 7 days a week including nights and weekends. Walmart has 32 in-store clinics in eight states.