Store Offers Free Health Screenings

Walmart stores offered free health checkups across the country Saturday, including the St. Joseph area.

Posted: Apr. 22, 2018 11:45 PM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 12:03 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Walmart stores offered free health checkups across the country Saturday, including the St. Joseph area.

Pharmacists tested people's blood pressure, offered glucose screenings, vision checks, among other services. Store employees were on hand to also provide additional health information about smoking and prescription drugs.

"Today is health and wellness day. We have four of these a year," Walmart pharmacy manager Brett Dunn said. "We are trying to educate people how to live healthier, healthier choices in their meals."

According to a press release from the retail giant, the company has provided more than two million screenings. The release also stressed the importance of reaching customers who might not otherwise check their health.

The health fair took place at every Walmart in the United States. Locations nationwide hold them a few times a year.

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