Walmart and Jackson General Hospital are announcing Jackson County’s newest location for basic health care services-“the Clinic at Walmart” operated by Jackson General Hospital.



Walmart and Jackson General Hospital are announcing Jackson County’s newest location for basic health care services-“the Clinic at Walmart” operated by Jackson General Hospital. This convenient care clinic will open on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 10 a.m. inside Walmart at 200 Academy Drive, Ripley.
The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services with operating hours from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by Jackson General Hospital in a Walmart. This clinic will provide walk-in care for busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, and will treat common health ailments and offer routine services.
These include, but are not limited to the following: acne, bladder infections, blood sugar testing, camp and school physicals, cholesterol screening, common vaccinations, ear aches, flu, insect bites and stings, minor wounds, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections and wart removal.
“By joining Walmart to operate ‘The Clinic at Walmart,’ Jackson General Hospital is improving access to health care in our community,” said JGH CEO Stephanie McCoy. “Our clinic is staffed with licensed health care providers available on evenings and weekends so families can walk in and know they will receive quality care without a long wait. Our mission is to serve 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. “Jackson General Hospital 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 more than 100 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across the country. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart,” please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.