Anderson Opens Clinic at Wal-Mart

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Anderson Regional Medical Center has opened a clinic at Wal-Mart on Highway 19 North in Meridian.

Hospital officials say the goal is to bring the clinic to the people and because Wal-Mart gets a lot of shoppers the partnership only makes sense.

"This is a clinic that will be staffed by nurse practitioners , LPNs, with physician availability within one block of this clinic," said Anderson CEO Ray Humphreys. "And it will consist of minor care services, blood pressure checks and various infections and services."

Along with this location, Anderson clinics are scheduled to open in four other local locations, including the other Meridian Wal-Mart at Bonita, and also the cities of Newton, Philadelphia and Demopolis.

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  • by anonymous Location: meridian on Nov 7, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    I know this is a little late posting, but I just saw the forum. Hopefully, none of you people will ever be sick enough to need the wal-mart clinic, if you are then you will be glad that is there and you can get in and out really fast and not have to wait in large waiting rooms with alot of sick people. Get real people, you really think that people with the flu didn't come to wal-mart and check out in front of you or touch your produce before you bought it, even before the clinic came to wal-mart? The flu is everywhere, you can't run from it!! The flu can be spread up to 48 hours prior to a person becoming ill. Germs?.... separate entrance?.... why don't you just drive thru and get your groceries?
  • by Shelly on Jul 26, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    I've heard of one stop shopping but I'm not shopping for a cold or flu......It's only convenient I guess when getting your prescriptions filled. Although I don't use Walmart pharmacy because it takes hours to get them. They should have a separate entrance/exit so that the germs are a little more contained.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Jul 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    The move to put an Anderson Hospital sponsered clinic in WalMart on 19 North was not very well thought out----I agree with the previous posters on this subject; 1. As you enter the store on the grocery end, it will be the same entrance that the sick people come in; 2. It is too close to the grocery area. 3. If you walk by the clinic on the way to the other end of the store, you will be exposed to the germs of the sick patients. Not really logical thinking on the part of WalMart or Anderson----kind of stupid actually---
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    ok lets start to go to DG,,,, Andersons, you need to take care if waht you have now so whey do this, guess you are not trying t keep up with Rush Hospital... you need to work on what you got here in meridian,,,,
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Jul 22, 2011 at 11:52 PM
    Unless I am mistaken clinics don't have to take folks witn no money like E.R.s do so thats no help there. Other than the big gasoline companies I can think of nothing else that hurt America worse. Try finding something made in the USA at wal-mart other than the owners.
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      by PTD on Jul 23, 2011 at 09:53 PM in reply to Peabody
      Nope, wont be a difference. I used to stop at the Rileys clinic on 19N in the wal-mart shopping center, which is now part of andersons. Practically every time I was there people were turned away for not having insurance. The clerk would tell them how much they had to pay up front and they wouldnt see them if they didnt have it. One elderly black lady was even turned away because she had a $7 past due on her account :(
  • by brian Location: meridian on Jul 22, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    not a good move on walmart's part i will be getting my grocers else where.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jul 22, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Hopefully, this will help clear Anderson's ER of many NON-emergency ailments.
  • by PEOPLE OF WALMART on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:59 AM
    Another reason not to go to walmart...., so when people are even sicker they will be in a well populated area carrying more people will be suseptable to getting sick so more will go to the clinic.... wow...thats a way to increase sick business in teh clinic and in the walmart pharmacy....
  • by Stan Location: Meridian on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    Wal-Mart really does have everything
  • by Billy Location: meridian on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:28 AM
    you know for an organisation that is so "broke" and cant give their people pay raises in over a yr andersons sure buy up a lot of stuff. if you can "afford" the money to open new clinicS i think you can "afford" 10cent toothbrush 25cent toothpaste 50cent combs $2 socks just sayin
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