Sam’s Club® Supports Parents by Offering Free Health Screenings for Adults as Kids Head Back to School

In-club screenings available to both members and the public on
Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research shows that nearly half of U.S. parents feel anxious about the
start of a new school year due to various stressors, including the need
to establish a new routine and manage family finances.* This year, Sam’s
Club is supporting parents during this stressful time by offering them a
convenient and affordable way to make sure their own health remains a
priority during the hustle of getting kids back to school. The company
will offer free health screenings to adults on Saturday, August 13 from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.

These ‘Back to School, Healthy Routine’ screenings are free,
confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s
Club locations
with a pharmacy (613 locations). The screenings are
valued at up to $150 and will include the following tests:**

  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Blood pressure
  • Body fat percentage
  • Vision (not available at all locations)
  • Hearing (not available at all locations)

“As the summer winds down, parents typically focus on preparing their
kids for a healthy new school year. We think it’s important for parents
to do the same thing for themselves,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior
vice president, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “That’s
why we are hosting free health screenings this Saturday for all adults,
including members and non-members. We hope they help busy parents learn
more about the state of their health and inspire them to establish
healthy routines.”

In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies provide
other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as
year-round immunizations for children and adults.*** Eligible Sam’s Club
Plus members can also save even more on prescriptions, including
exclusive discounts on select generic prescriptions, some of which are
available free of charge or at a discounted cost of $4 or $10 for a
30-day supply. This benefit is exclusively available to Plus members in
addition to the Sam’s Club Extra
Value Drug List
, through which Sam’s Club Business and Plus members
also receive 10-30 percent savings on select brand name medications.
Certain restrictions apply to these programs so members and potential
members should check with their local Sam’s Club Pharmacy for details.
Beyond these Pharmacy offerings, Sam’s Club members can also find a
variety of healthy solutions in other areas of the club, including fresh
organic foods, vitamins and supplements, oral care products, and
wearable health devices.

Additional information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings
can be found at SamsClub.com
and in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy
Living Made Simple
.

About Sam’s Club®

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT),
is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products,
savings and services to millions of members in 652 clubs in the U.S. and
Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s
Club Newsroom
, shop at SamsClub.com,
and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

* National Center for Families Learning. Nearly Half of U.S. Parents
Dread Sending Children Back to School, And Here’s Why. Available online
at http://www.familieslearning.org/public/uploads/press_releases/1409318099.E5M4.Back-to-School-Survey.pdf.
Accessed August 4, 2016.

** Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary
by state and club. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.

*** Some immunizations may not be available in all locations, due to
state law restrictions on pharmacist administered immunizations. Age
restrictions may apply.

Contacts

Sam’s Club Media Relations
Tara Raddohl, 1-800-331-0085
SamsClub.com/newsroom