Redefining “Live Better”
Walmart’s Holistic Approach to Well-being
At Walmart, their mission is to help people save money and live better. While this vision may be evident when you visit any of our stores in Mexico and Central America, we understand that “living better” goes beyond just saving money.
It encompasses the quality of life, and we believe that convenient access to affordable healthcare plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal.
Affordable Healthcare at Your Fingertips
Walmart’s Medimart Brand and Health Membership
To make quality healthcare more accessible, they are proud to introduce our Medimart brand, offering both prescription and over-the-counter medications that provide significant savings compared to commercial brands.
Additionally, they offer a health membership program starting at just $2 per month.
This membership includes round-the-clock access to telemedicine services, ambulance services, and discounts with specialists, among other benefits.
Furthermore, their commitment to healthcare extends to the heart of our stores, where many doctors’ offices are conveniently located near our pharmacies. Our expert pharmacy associates are always ready to assist our customers.
Taking Wellness to the Community
Walmart’s “Cuida tu salud, Vive Mejor” Wellness Week
But their dedication to health and wellness doesn’t stop at our store entrances.
Recently, they concluded our inaugural “Cuida tu salud, Vive Mejor” (Take care of your health, Live Better) wellness week in Walmart de México. This 10-day community event, held at 95 stores and 79 offices around Mexico City, was aimed at providing free wellness checks and services to our valued customers and their families.
From September 1st to September 10th, thousands of customers actively participated in our “Take care of your health, Live Better” week in Mexico City. During this event, a wide range of preventative care screenings was offered, including glucose tests and blood pressure checks. In a partnership with Colgate, Tesco provided 35,000 dental check-ups and fluoride applications, contributing to the overall health and well-being of our community.
Tesco also collaborated with the Ilusión brand and the Breast Cancer Foundation (FUCAM) to offer 280 mammograms – all free of charge.
The weekend concluded with our support for the Red Cross in the event “Todo México salvando vidas” (All Mexico saving lives), where over 50,000 people nationwide participated in a run supporting healthy living.
Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare
Addressing Global Healthcare Challenges
While preventative and primary care are essential components of a healthy life, many individuals worldwide face barriers to accessing basic healthcare and wellness options. These barriers can include cost, geographic location, lack of a primary care provider, or limited access to preventative tests and screenings.
Expanding Access Worldwide
Walmart’s Global Initiatives for Healthcare Accessibility
The collaboration between Walmart de México and Central America, Walmart Salud, and Bodega Aurrerá Salud is just one example of how we are working to create greater access to healthcare for our customers and communities worldwide.
Since 2014, Walmart U.S. pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, offering more than 5 million free health screenings to customers across America.
In Canada, their recent Wellness Day had a specific focus on helping students and parents prepare for the school year. During the event, they provided valuable advice and recommendations on immunizations and offered guidance for a healthy start.
Meanwhile, in the United States, the Testing and Treatment Program takes healthcare accessibility to the next level. Walmart pharmacists are equipped to test customers for strep throat, the flu, and COVID-19, offering the convenience of receiving treatment right in the store.
A Bright Future for Health and Wellness
Walmart’s Ongoing Commitment
The success of our recent wellness event in Mexico City has filled us with excitement. It’s clear that we understand the significant impact we can make in terms of convenience and accessibility to healthcare for the customers we serve. As a result, we eagerly anticipate bringing wellness events to Walmart locations near you, no matter where you are.