Walmart Health applies for permits for its first two Jacksonville sites | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record
Walmart submitted plans to the city to obtain planning permission for the first two Jacksonville clinics at a base price of $ 900,000 each.
No contractor was specified for the clinics, which are extensions of the Walmart Supercenters at 7075 Collins Road and 6830 Normandy Blvd. in West Jacksonville
Bohler Engineering FL LLC is the civil engineer for the extensions – almost 6,500 square meters in the Collins Store and 7,600 square meters in Normandy.
Walmart announced in a blog post on September 17 that it would build seven Walmart health centers in Jacksonville, with the first opening in early 2021.
The global retailer announced on July 22nd that it would enter the Florida market with clinics in Jacksonville. The blog post said locations in Orlando and Tampa could be added.
Walmart opened its first center in Dallas, Georgia in September 2019. Walmart.com features 15 open or upcoming health centers in Georgia, Texas, and Arkansas.
Walmart Health offers primary care, emergency care, dentistry, laboratories, imaging, counseling, optical and hearing services.
A Walmart blog post on July 22nd said Walmart Health will provide “quality, affordable and accessible” care to patients with or without health insurance.
Doctors who work at the Walmart Health Centers are not employed by Walmart but are part of a professional unit that practices at Walmart Health, the website says.
Walmart health centers will also offer community health resources, online training, and in-person workshops that focus on preventive health and wellness, the blog post said.
Walmart had previously submitted plans for three clinics in northeast Florida with the city and the St. Johns River Water Management District.
In addition to the two Jacksonville projects, it submitted plans for one at 1580 Branan Field Road in Middleburg.
Walmart didn’t say where the other clinics would be in Jacksonville, but they will be built alongside existing supercentres.
There are 18 Walmart Supercenters in Duval, Nassau, Clay and St. Johns counties.
Wal-Mart Stores east of Bentonville, Arkansas, is the developer.
The blog post said Walmart will be working with BLOX, a healthcare construction company, to build the centers.
Alabama-based BLOX designs, builds, and installs smaller modules such as operating theaters, exam rooms, and bathrooms, as well as larger projects including outpatient and acute care facilities and freestanding emergency rooms.
Jacksonville-based Haskell, a global architecture, engineering, construction and consulting firm, announced in August 2019 that it would invest in the company.