Walmart plans to build seven health centers in Jacksonville | Jax daily record | Jacksonville Daily Record
Walmart announced on September 17 that it would build seven Walmart Health clinics 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 Sept. 17 blog post said it could add locations in Orlando and Tampa as well.
Plans for three Jacksonville clinics have already been submitted to the city and St. Johns River Water Management District for Walmart Supercenters at 6830 Normandy Blvd. in West Jacksonville, 7075 Collins Road in southwest Jacksonville and 1580 Branan Field Road in Middleburg.
The Normandy extension is 7,650 square feet and the Collins and Middleburg extensions are 6,500 square feet.
Walmart didn’t say where the seven clinics would be in Jacksonville. The health centers will be built next to existing Walmart Supercenters.
There are 18 Walmart Supercenters in the Jacksonville area including Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties.
Wal-Mart Stores east of Bentonville, Arkansas, is the developer. Bohler Engineering LLC is the engineer.
The blog post states that seven more centers are planned in Georgia and two in Chicago. Walmart opened its first center in Dallas, Georgia a year ago.
The post said Walmart will be working with BLOX, a healthcare construction company, to build the centers.
Alabama-based BLOX designs, engineers, 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.
Haskell, the Jacksonville-based global architecture, engineering, construction and consulting firm, announced in August 2019 that it would invest in the company.
Walmart said the health centers will provide primary care, emergency care, laboratories, imaging, counseling, optical and hearing services.
It will provide “quality, affordable and accessible” care to patients with or without health insurance, according to a Walmart blog post on July 22nd.
There are also plans to add dental services to the existing locations in July.
Walmart.com features 13 health centers, eight in Georgia, four in Texas, and one in Arkansas.