Sen. Mike Dugan Attends Georgia’s First Walmart Primary Care Clinic Opening
ATLANTA (August 29, 2014) | Sen. Mike Dugan attended the opening of one of Georgia’s first Walmart corporate-operated primary clinics today to introduce the pilot program. The Carrollton Walmart, located at 1735 S. Highway 27, is one of seven pilot stores testing the clinic nationwide and one of two stores in Georgia.
“As accessibility to quality healthcare becomes harder to obtain, companies like Walmart are doing their part in providing yet another option to receive care,” said Sen. Dugan. “I am excited that Walmart chose Carrollton to test their new idea; I believe this initiative will be a success and implemented into stores across America in the near future.”
The Walmart Care Clinic is a primary care clinic, which encompasses diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, as well as preventative services, such as immunizations, physicals and additional health screening. Walmart is eligible to serve as a primary medical provider.
Walmart Care Clinic is staffed by certified nurse practitioners that are fully licensed, credentialed and clinically experienced to provide primary health care. They are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of basic medical conditions, perform and interpret certain diagnostic tests, manage certain chronic conditions, administer vaccinations, make appropriate referrals for specialty or more advanced care, and prescribe medication when appropriate.
The clinics in Carrollton and Columbus join seven other locations in the pilot program — three in South Carolina and four in Texas.
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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2014
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Emily Williams, Communications Specialist