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Sam's Club to provide free children's health checks
June 29th, 2011
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Next week, Sam's Club plans to offer free children's health and ID screenings at its pharmacies nationwide.
The Walmart warehouse club chain said Wednesday that the children's health screenings will be available July 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the more than 500 Sam's Club pharmacies.
The children's screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and vision checks, in addition to fingerprint kits and DNA swabs.
Sam's Club said the tests, valued at $100, will be conducted by certified technicians from Carmen Ingle and Associates. Fingerprint kits will be administered by the in-club technician, and the DNA swab kit can be administered in-club or taken home by a parent.
The retailer added that the in-club children's health and ID screenings are sponsored by the following brands, which will provide samples on-site: Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, CLIF KID ZFRUiT ROPE, Dial Foaming Liquid Soap Pump, G2 Clear, L'il Critters Gummy Vites, and Neosporin and Neo To Go!.
"Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of children's extra free time by scheduling health checkups," Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of health and wellness at Sam's Club, said in a statement. "As the summer continues and kids are out playing, we know that safety is also important to parents, so Sam's Club is offering a special joint health and safety screening to help protect children in the event they are ever lost."
The wholesale club chain offers a range of no-charge monthly health tests to foster a preventive approach to health care. For instance, earlier this month Sam's Club provided free men's health screenings, and in May if offered free skin cancer checks. The retailer said next month's screening will focus on vision health.