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Sam’s Club began rolling out SoloHealth Station kiosks to more than 500 locations nationwide this week, making Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the first warehouse club retailer to install such devices.
The interactive, bilingual health-and-wellness screening kiosks for consumers, currently available in select retail locations across the United States, are expected to be in more than 2,500 retail locations by mid-2013, according to Atlanta-based SoloHealth.
“Providing innovative, preventative products and wellness services to our members is a major priority for Sam’s Club,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP of health and wellness at the Bentonville, Ark.-based chain. “As the first warehouse club retailer to install The SoloHealth Station for our members, Sam’s Club continues to deliver on that priority, providing support of preventative health to our communities and enabling our members to take charge of their health.”
“Sam’s Club shares our commitment of empowering consumers to take charge of their health," noted SoloHealth founder and CEO Bart Foster. “We believe that awareness and education are keys to a healthy lifestyle, and we’re bringing a comprehensive self-service technology to neighborhood Sam’s Club locations nationwide."
SoloHealth Station provides health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, as well as a symptom checker and an overall health assessment, all free of charge. The vendor also helps connect consumers to local professionals through its databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the health care system.
Through the kiosk, SoloHealth offers a multi-platform ecosystem encompassing digital signage, Internet, mobile and social media. This multiple-platform approach provides brand partners, consumers and medical professionals with easy interaction from a variety of touchpoints, enabling greater effectiveness and efficiencies.