With two Walmart Health clinics already open in Garland and Royce City, the massive Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is planning to build another in Mesquite.
According to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing, the 5,418-square-foot clinic will get underway starting in April at a Supercenter on U.S. 80 between Hillcrest Street and North Belt Line Road. The location would mark the third Walmart Health in North Texas.
The clinics accept insurance and offer primary and urgent care, lab services and X-rays, dentistry, behavioral health care, and senior care. They also accept self-pay patients, and appointments are not provided. Walmart Health does not provide emergency care, though. Some of the services offered include immunizations, wellness visits, exams, physicals, sick visits, and women’s care.
The Dallas Morning News reported in March that Walmart planned to open 10 health clinics in North Texas and to fill hundreds of healthcare jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Meanwhile, the news outlet reported, CVS and Walgreens have also entered the healthcare industry by working with other companies and leveraging acquisitions to deploy additional healthcare-related services.
Walmart has opened health clinics in East Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Florida and Georgia.
According to Walmart Health, the company staffs its clinics with board-certified physicians, behavioral health providers, licensed nurse practitioners, and dentists with an average of 12 years of experience.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Walmart opened its health division in 2019 after operating primary care clinics in smaller spaces.
In Mesquite, construction of the Walmart Health is expected to be complete in July 2024 with a projected cost of about $1 million for the necessary work.