Walmart to host Jan. 20 free health screening event in Indiana

Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including: Blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and low-cost immunizations.

In select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings.

New this year, Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select supercenters to assist with smoking cessation. According to the CDC, approximately 21.1 percent of adults in Indiana use smoke cigarettes regularly. This free resource is intended to be a step toward quitting tobacco.

Walmart Wellness Day comes on the heels of the company announcing that it will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations that allows patients to responsibly dispose of medications in their trash.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2015, opioid pain relievers were responsible for 274 deaths in Indiana.

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.7 million free screenings and 225,000 immunizations to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans annually turn out for each Walmart Wellness Day event, reportedly making it America’s largest single-day health fair event.

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