Wal-Mart Co-Branding In-Store Clinics

On the heels of in-store clinic operator, CheckUps, New York, closing 23 clinics operating in its stores, Wal-Mart Stores will open 400 co-branded clinics by 2010.

BENTOVILLE, Ark. — On the heels of in-store clinic operator, CheckUps, New York, closing 23 clinics operating in its stores, Wal-Mart Stores will open 400 co-branded clinics by 2010. A hospital system or an operator closely affiliated with a hospital system will run each clinic, called The Clinic at Wal-Mart. The first co-branded clinics are set to open in April in Atlanta, Little Rock and Dallas and will be run through local hospitals. Wal-Mart has also signed a letter of intent to work with RediClinic, Houston, and local hospital systems to open co-branded clinics in 200 Wal-Mart Supercenters and with St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, to open four co-branded clinics.

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