Walmart's Health Centers

Part
01
of four
Part
01

Walmart Health Centers - Impact on the Healthcare Landscape

Walmart debuted its first healthcare services supercenter on September 13, 2019, in Dallas, Georgia. The new facility, which is connected to the main Walmart store, features a 10,000 square feet stand-alone building. The next section elaborates on the impact of Walmart's health centers based on the services offered, the value-added offering, costs, and health insurance options.

Walmart Health Centers

Types of Services Offered

Types of Value Added Offerings

Any costs associated

  • While the costs of medical services vary depending on several factors, including medication, the Walmart Health Center offers fixed pricing for some services.
  • For instance, children at the Dallas, Georgia health center will pay $20 for an annual check-up, with lab tests starting from $10, and teeth cleaning services for adults starting from $25.

Insurance Acceptance

Research Methodology

By examining health care reports published by leading health news vendors like Healthline, we managed to retrieve a comprehensive report showing the impact that Walmart Health Centers are making on the healthcare landscape in the United States. Equally, we found the most recent report published by Walmart about its new health care centers, and the likely impact they are having in the medical space. Importantly, these two reports contain substantial data describing the company's effort in the health care domain, and with a unique and very competitive offering.
Part
02
of four
Part
02

Walmart - Growth Ambitions and Positioning in the Healthcare Sector: United States

Walmart has not yet announced whether its new health centers will be rolled out nationally, despite claiming that the project is a success. The company provides a more optimistic future but does not provide accurate details regarding its growth plans and ambitions. On that note, the next sections provide overviews of Walmart's health center positioning, growth strategies, and an analysis of the services the company focuses on now.

Walmart's Growth Ambitions

Walmart's Positioning in the Healthcare Sector

  • Walmart is positioning itself in the healthcare sector as a leader in providing quality healthcare services with transparent pricing and at affordable rates, regardless of whether an individual is insured or not.
  • The company claims to be working on a healthcare business model that will help households save money to live better. It is achieving its objective by partnering with great providers and finding ways to provide quality health services at low costs and transparent pricing.
  • The new model seeks to provide flexible and affordable payment options to individuals with the primary goal of making ‘living better’ the standard. In this regard, it is offering its quality healthcare services under one roof.

Walmart Health Centers Analysis

Research Methodology

A thorough examination of recently published articles, news, blogs, and business report featured in-depth information specific to Walmart's health centers. In this regard, your research team focused on more recently published commentaries, specifically regarding Walmart's new move in the healthcare space. Therefore, in each resource we explored, we managed to uncover relevant data to satisfy the requirements of the topic. Overall, we used data published by Forbes, Healthline, and Walmart's corporate website. Each source contained identical information but focused on different aspects and opinions.
Part
03
of four
Part
03

Competitors to Walmart - Healthcare Space

CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Rite Aid are three true competitors to Walmart in the healthcare space, specifically in the retail chain healthcare space. Each company has a unique offering and approaches healthcare from a different perspective. Full details on each competitor are provided in the next section, including the name of the company, website URL, and why they are considered a true competitor to Walmart Health Centers.

CVS Health

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Rite Aid

Research Methodology

A report published by Healthline featured a comprehensive review of Walmart Health Centers and included a list of its competitors, which are CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Rite Aid. Amazon is also a competitor to Walmart in this space; however, its offerings are still in the early stages of development, following the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack for $1 billion in 2018. Your research team found one report by Healthline and another one by Forbes, both indicating that Walmart's rivals are Rite Aid, CVS Health, and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Based on these two reports and additional searches across other healthcare and medicine databases, we concluded that the companies profiled above are three true competitors to Walmart.
Part
04
of four
Part
04

Competitors to Walmart - Healthcare Space: The Details

The previous request identified CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance — Alliance Healthcare, and Rite Aid are three true competitors to Walmart in the healthcare space, specifically in the retail chain healthcare space. These companies offer diversified services, including pharmaceutical products for some. Full details about the services provided by each competitor, their value-added offerings, costs or pricing, and insurance acceptance are presented below.

CVS Health

  • CVS Health offers a broad range of products and services, which include retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management, clinical services, specialty pharmacy, and digital Services.
  • The company also provides multiple value-added offerings, including a solution dubbed 'real-time benefits technology, which allows over 100,000 prescribers nationally to have visibility into five lower costs for its customers.
  • Likewise, the company's over 30,000 retail pharmacists rely on technological tools, i.e., the Rx Savings Finder tool, which they can use to search for possible savings opportunities. CVS Health also offers its members a 'Check Drug Cost' solution to find affordable and the right alternatives to expensive medications.
  • CVS Health prices vary depending on the nature of the treatment. For instance, minor illnesses, minor injuries, and skin conditions cost anywhere from $99–$139, while screenings & monitoring services cost anywhere from $59 to $139. A comprehensive list of CVS Health pricing is accessible here.
  • The drugstore chain and healthcare services provider accepts different insurance plans and includes a search tool for finding insurance providers. CVS Health also accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

Walgreens Boots Alliance — Alliance Healthcare

Rite Aid

Research Methodology

Your research team uncovered the details of the three competitors to Walmart Health Centers identified in the previous request by examining the company's websites and leveraging third-party data to create a competitive landscape. We reviewed the sites of the three companies to retrieve details about their products and services. We also searched through their websites along with third party sources of information for more information regarding each company's value-added offerings. For information regarding insurance, we had to examine any reports published by the respective companies on whether they accept insurance. Whenever possible, we included examples of insurance and payment methods accepted. Lastly, information regarding any costs these companies charge was also uncovered from their respective websites, specifically their e-commerce pages. Overall, all the requested details for the three competitors to Walmart Health Centers are included above, under individual company subheadings.
Sources
Sources