Bentonville, AR—July 8, 2010— To help its members and community residents detect a range of preventable health problems, Sam’s Club is hosting free health screenings in more than 400 of its locations nationwide from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Attendees can select from one or all of the following possible tests to check bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index. The tests are geared for adults 18 years or older and are valued at more than $150.00.
“Health screenings are a simple and generally no cost intervention that can provide tremendous insight into your current health and your risk of disease going forward, said Dr. Andrew Myers, a nutrition and preventative health expert. “Health screenings are designed to provide you with a “snap shot” of a number of key health markers and potential risk factors.”
In addition to helping consumers “know their numbers” relative to key health indicators from the screenings, Sam’s Club began notifying pharmacy users by text and phone when their prescription is ready to pick up. Sam’s Club Ready Reminders™ also notify again at three and seven days after being filled, and users can request prescriptions be automatically refilled.
As part of its 100 percent member satisfaction guarantee, Sam’s Club is offering a $10 gift card to its members or new pharmacy user in the event they are not completely pleased with their service. Sam’s Club pharmacists rank among the best in the nation based on an Independent Customer Satisfaction Study of National Retail Pharmacies. The pharmacy satisfaction $10 gift card program runs through Sept. 30, 2010.
Sam’s Club will host a twitter chat on the health screenings with Dr. Myers from 1-2 p.m. CST on Friday, July 9. Follow @samsclub and use hashtag #SamsClubRX or visit samsclub.com and click on the pharmacy tab.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well as in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam’s Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information.