Wal-Mart Stores and Quest Diagnostics announced a partnership Monday that will bring Quest’s laboratory testing services to 15 Walmart locations in Florida and Texas by the end of the year.
The centers will initially provide testing services, but they may expand to include other “basic” healthcare services over time, the companies said.
“By providing laboratory testing and healthcare services where people also shop, we will make it easier for Walmart customers and their associates to get the quality diagnostic insights they need in convenient locations,” Steve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics’ CEO, said in a statement.
George Riedl, president of Walmart Health and Wellness, described Walmart as a “one-stop shop” for everyday health and wellness needs.
The partnership signals Walmart’s continued expansion in the healthcare space and a comprehensive patient-centered focus on healthcare delivery that strives to keep broader populations healthy. The company expanded its efforts to place retail clinics at its stores…