Hilo, Kona Walmart Among Several Statewide Participating in Wellness Day

Hilo and Kona Walmart will be among one of the Hawai`i Walmart Stores and 47,000 additional stores across the country to host Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, September 23.

The free health screening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and provide Hawai`i residents with an opportunity to learn health information like blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, and receive low-cost immunizations.

Saturday’s event is the second Walmart Wellness Day for which the company has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to provide support beyond event day, offering additional support to customers whose screening results indicate a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association estimates nearly 8 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Each Walmart customer who learns of potential risk will be offered the opportunity to receive follow up information from the ADA. Tens of thousands of customers took advantage of this free service following the previous Walmart Wellness day event in June.

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.4 million free screenings to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems. For some, the screenings have been life-saving. Hundreds of thousands of Americans turn out for each Walmart Wellness Day event, making it America’s largest single day health fair event.