Walmart to host free health screening event in Tallahassee

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 11:13:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee Walmart stores will be offering a free screening event this Saturday.

Walmart is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to put on the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, residents will have an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations (most insurance plans accepted)
  • Free product samples
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings

The Walmart Wellness Day announcement comes a day after Walmart declared they will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations.

The free kit allows patients to responsibly dispose of medications by turning the unused drugs into a biodegradable gel.

On May 3, 2017, Governor Rick Scott declared Florida in a state of emergency due to the opioid epidemic. Florida is among six states that declared opioid abuse a public health emergency in 2017.

“Reducing the availability of unwanted prescription opioids is an important component of stopping addiction before it begins, and I want to personally thank Walmart for this innovative approach to eliminating excess prescriptions—to reduce the supply of opioids and save lives," said Attorney General Pam Bondi. "We need more corporate leaders to step up to help combat the national opioid crisis.” 

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