Provided by Walmart
What: Lubbock-area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, Jan. 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:
Body mass index
And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings
Where: All Lubbock-area Walmart Stores
When: Saturday, Jan. 20; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New this year, Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation. According to the CDC, approximately 14.3 percent of adults in Texas use smoke cigarettes regularly. This free resource is intended to be a step toward quitting tobacco.
Walmart Wellness Day comes on the heels of the company announcing that it will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations that allows patients to responsibly dispose of medications in their trash.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, there were 1,287 opioid-related deaths in Texas in 2015.