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"The Clinic at Walmart" Operated by ValleyCare Medical Foundation Opens November 21 Offering Convenient, Affordable Care

Hospital news | Thursday, November 17, 2011

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

ValleyCare Medical Foundation's in-store clinic inside Livermore Walmart expands access to basic health care services

Livermore, CA – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and ValleyCare Medical Foundation, in affiliation with ValleyCare Physicans Associates, today announced Livermore’s newest location for basic health care services – “The Clinic at Walmart” operated by ValleyCare Medical Foundation. This convenient care clinic will open November 21 at 10am inside the Walmart located at 2700 Las Positas Road.

The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by ValleyCare Medical Foundation, in a Walmart. The clinic will be open for walk-in care Monday-Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday Noon - 6pm.

For busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, the clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sore throats
  • Sinus infections
  • Upper-respiratory infections
  • Earaches
  • Bladder infections
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Vaccinations
  • Routine physicals
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Suture removal
  • Fever
  • Migraine
  • Heart burn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seasonal allergies

“By joining with Walmart to operate ‘The Clinic at Walmart,’ ValleyCare Medical Foundation is improving access to health care in our community,” said ValleyCare Medical Foundation COO Pam Marini. “Our clinic is staffed with licensed health care providers, supervised by physicians in ValleyCare Physicians Associates Medical Group. The clinic will have extended and weekend hours. Our mission is to serve all members of this community, and the clinic is one more way we fulfill our mission.”

"Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality health care,” said Bruce Shepard, Walmart’s director of healthcare innovations. ValleyCare is a well-known and respected health care provider in this area, so our customers will receive quality care from people they know and trust.”

With the opening of this clinic, there will be 155 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across 30 states. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart”, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.

About ValleyCare Medical Foundation
ValleyCare Medical Foundation is a collaborative network of well established and respected physicians in the Tri-Valley. With the backing of ValleyCare Health System, our commitment to the community remains the same, to continue providing the high quality and compassionate health care you have come to expect.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.