The first Walmart Health clinic opened this month in Georgia. The clinic works with local providers to offer services including primary care, lab work, x-rays, EKGs, vision and hearing care, counseling, and more.
Walmart has published a price list for their new clinic, and they significantly undercut most providers. Major retailers like Walmart and Amazon have the potential to majorly disrupt the entire healthcare industry. Transportation companies like Uber and Lyft have started to venture into the market as well. These firms present a serious risk to established health systems and big hospitals. Among the biggest departure from traditional health providers is the mere existence of a price list. Very few patients know what they are going to pay for services in advance.