Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wal-Mart Plans To Open 400 In-Store Clinics

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 24 --
Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, plans to open as many as 400 in-store health clinics
over two to three years and could raise the
total to 2,000 in seven years, it said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart called the clinic program part of moves it is making to implement
"customer solutions to America's health-care crisis."

Other steps included a $4 generic drug prescription program and
support for a coalition seeking comprehensive health-care reform by 2012.

It has 76 such clinics, which typically provide limited basic health services at a lower cost than emergency rooms or doctors' offices and do not require appointments.

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