Sam’s Club focuses on women’s health

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club last month offered the latest of its Support Her Health free health screenings to help encourage women to prioritize their health and offer them a convenient way to do so.

“While men are well known for avoiding the doctor, a recent survey found that 82% of women say they would rather do all of their family’s grocery shopping than go to the doctor,” Sam’s Club said in a statement.

Results of all Support Her Health screenings were confidential, the company said. Screenings were offered to all of the warehouse club’s members as well as nonmembers at 618 Sam’s Club locations with pharmacies in the United States.

The screenings, valued at up to $150, included tests for:
• Total cholesterol.
• HDL (good cholesterol).
• Blood pressure.
• Body-fat percentage.
• Glucose.
• Vision (not available at all ­locations).
• Hearing (not available at all locations).

“Women often prioritize their families’ needs and work responsibilities over their own health and wellness, but it’s important to ensure regular health checkups don’t fall off the to-do list,” said Tara Raddohl, senior director of corporate communications at Sam’s Club. The company offered a similar screening for men in June.

Sam’s Club offers free health events as part of its commitment to health and wellness. Sam’s Club pharmacies also offer savings programs and preventive care services, including year-round ­immunizations.

Eligible Sam’s Club Plus members can also save more on prescriptions, including exclusive discounts on selected generic prescriptions, some of which are available free of charge or at a discounted cost of $4 or $10 for a 30-day supply. The benefit is exclusively available to Plus members in addition to the Sam’s Club Extra Value Drug List, through which Business and Plus members receive discounts of between 10% and 30% on selected brand-name medications.


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