North Texas Walmarts Are Launching Oak Street Health Clinics
Chicago-based Oak Street Health announced its arrival in North Texas earlier this year, and now the value-based network is partnering with the world’s largest corporation. Walmart will be launching Oak Street Health in three of its supercenters in Dallas-Fort Worth this year.
Walmart Supercenters in Arlington, Benbrook, and Carrollton will soon transition their Walmart Care Clinics to Oak Street Health centers.
“As we grow Walmart Health locations in other markets, we think Oak Street Health’s innovative value-based healthcare model will help us continue to deliver on our live better promise at these locations,” said said Marcus Osborne, senior vice president of Walmart Health via release.
The clinics will offer comprehensive and preventative primary care and urgent care services. Extended hours for walk-ins and same day appointments are part of the plans as well. All patients are welcome to the clinic, but Oak Street says its focus is on the Medicare population. There are 60 Oak Street locations around the country and the clinics’ patients have experienced a 41 percent reduction in hospital visits and a 49 percent reduction in emergency room visits compared to Medicare benchmarks.
“It is our mission at Oak Street Health to rebuild healthcare as it should be, and that aligns directly with Walmart’s history of providing accessible and equitable health care in communities across the country,” said Mike Pykosz, CEO of Oak Street Health via release. “We look forward to becoming a positive addition to the neighborhood in these new markets and providing an unmatched healthcare experience in a convenient location.”