Becker's Healthcare July 30, 2021
Laura Dyrda

Large retail and big tech companies are developing healthcare clinics across the U.S. Where do their employed physicians and clinicians refer patients who need specialists or surgery?

It often depends on patient preference and corporate relationships.

Walmart has 20 clinics and could expand to include thousands more over the next decade.

“If someone in Walmart Health needs to be referred for care, we ask them if they have a doctor they would like to see,” said Carla Landon, senior manager of global communications and corporate affairs for Walmart. “If not, we provide a list of options, and our community health workers can help connect them to the services they need, as well as make sure their needs are being met.”

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