Sam's Club® Offers Free Allergy and Health Screening Event(1)
In-club screenings available to members and guests Saturday, March 9 from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 4, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 60 million
Americans suffer from allergies,^2 with more than 2 million school days and 4
million work days lost each year as a result.^3,4 However, allergies can be
easily managed if they are caught before they flare up. On Saturday, March 9
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam's Club helps members and guests to combat spring
stuffiness by offering free allergy and health screenings at all Sam's Club
locations with a pharmacy (564).
The screenings include free in-club health tests^1 valued at up to $200,
oAllergy screening/blood test for milk, eggs, pet dander (cats), mold, dust
mites, wheat, ragweed, mountain cedar, Bermuda grass and Timothy grass.
oBody mass index (BMI)
"It can be difficult to tell the difference between allergies and a persistent
head cold since symptoms such as congestion and irritated eyes are often
similar," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health
and Wellness. "Furthermore, as people age, they can grow out of allergies or
develop new ones. Sam's Club can help our communities sort through such
confusion with free allergy and health screenings and on-site pharmacists who
can offer advice on how to treat identified allergies."
With more than 2.2 million free health and wellness screenings provided in
U.S. Sam's Club locations since 2010, Sam's Club will continue to serve
communities with free screenings every second Saturday of the month through
October 2013. Free health screenings support Sam's Club commitment to build
awareness and provide solutions for healthy living to the communities served.
In 2012, Sam's Club Pharmacy program was ranked highest in customer
satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the J.D. Power and
Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study.^5
Sam's Club also offers several allergy tips in the March/April 2013 issue of
Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine featuring information about the most
widespread spring allergens, natural solutions for allergy relief and advice
on how to combat pet dander in the home. With the highest circulation of any
health-focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple also is
available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at
SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Members may visit this site or text SCREEN to
72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at neighboring
Sam's Club locations.^6
Pharmacy patients can now take charge of their health with every Sam's Club
visit at the user-friendly SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive
health and wellness screening kiosk found in all Sam's Club locations. The
SoloHealth Station provides screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight and
body mass index as well as an overall health assessment, free of charge.
About Sam's Club^®
Sam's Club^®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of
34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made
Simple^®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
^1Screenings are available only in clubs with a pharmacy. Screening types and
quantities may vary by state and club. Limited quantities are available.
Membership not required.
^2Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. "Allergy Facts and Figures –
^3Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. "Allergy Facts and Figures –
Social and Economic Costs." http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=30.
^4WebMD. "Managing Allergies at School."
^5Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser
pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy
Study(SM). Study based on 12,764 total responses and measures 11 mass
merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences
and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012. Experiences may vary.
^6Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for
assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/TermsOfUse for mobile terms and conditions.
SOURCE Sam’s Club
Contact: Carrie Foster, Sam's Club, Carrie.Foster@samsclub.com,
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