AUBURN — Walmart and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center announce the opening of Auburn’s newest location for basic health care services: The Clinic at Wal-Mart, operated by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The clinic will open Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. inside the store at 100 Mount Auburn Ave.

To celebrate the opening, St. Mary’s will hold free health screenings. On Aug. 2 from noon to 4 p.m., there will be a free sun damage analysis done by the professionals from the St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

On Aug. 3 from noon to 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Prevention and Wellness’ Take Charge! program will offer screenings that will include a lipid profile (measuring total cholesterol and good cholesterol), height and weight measurements, blood pressure, physical activity level and body mass index. A health professional will discuss results with those participating, offering health education accordingly. Screenings usually take about 15 minutes per person.

The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in a Wal-Mart.

The clinic will be open for walk-in care weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, the clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. These include, but are not limited to, acne, bladder infections, blood sugar testing, camp and school physicals, cholesterol screening, common vaccinations, ear ache, flu, insect bites and stings, minor wounds, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections and wart removal.

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