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Bakersfield Walmart stores to host FREE health screenings

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 14:33:16-04

Bakersfield Walmart stores will be among 4,700 locations across the country to host Walmart Wellness Day on Sept. 23. This free health screening event offers Bakersfield residents the following services:

  • Blood glucose screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Body mass index screenings
  • Low-cost immunizations administered by health professionals
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings

 

This will be the second Walmart Wellness Day for which the company has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) beyond event day, offering additional support to customers whose screening results indicate a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

 

The American Diabetes Association estimates nearly 8 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Each Walmart customer who learns of potential risk will be offered the opportunity to receive follow up information from the ADA. Tens of thousands of customers took advantage of this free service following the previous Walmart Wellness day event in June.

 

The screenings will take place at all Bakersfield Walmart stores from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

 

-courtesy Walmart