Becker's Healthcare September 11, 2019
Alia Paavola

Walmart’s plan to open comprehensive and low-cost primary health clinics in Georgia is just the beginning of its healthcare push, the retail giant’s health and wellness chief told Business Insider.

The first clinic, called Walmart Health, will open in Dallas, Ga., Sept. 13. It will offer primary care, lab, imaging, dental and counseling services. Walmart plans to offer the visits, cleanings and lab tests at prices about 30 percent to 50 percent lower than what people are currently paying at physician offices and other retail health clinics. Walmart’s clinic will take insurance. 

If the pilot clinics succeed, Walmart plans to build more in Georgia and eventually build them nationwide. With a footprint so large, Walmart could quickly become the nation’s...