By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Free self-service stations in-store providing technology to complement monthly health screenings.
In response to customer interest in leveraging digital health tools to manage their personal health, Sam’s Club and higi announced they are teaming up to make free, self-service health screening stations available at 622 Sam’s Club locations that have a pharmacy. These screening stations can measure a user’s blood pressure, pulse, weight, and body mass index (BMI), as well as allow users to track health information over time and share it with others (like healthcare providers) via higi’s online platform.
“We believe understanding and tracking your personal biometric data is key to living a healthy life, so we make it as easy as possible for people to do just that with our unique screening technology and digital platforms that interface with leading health devices, fitness trackers or apps that people are already using,” explains Jeff Bennett, CEO of higi.
The higi self-service station was rolled out Feb. 11 during Sam’s Club’s “Healthy at Heart” screening. The self-service stations are designed to complement the existing free health screening programs offered each month by Sam’s Club between January and October. Sam’s Club also offers other savings and preventive care opportunities to their communities, including year-round immunizations and exclusive discounts and select generic prescriptions.
“Knowing how challenging it can be for some people to find the time to get a checkup, we believe higi’s self-service stations will be a great tool to complement our monthly health screening program, as they both help make it easier for people learn more about their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “We also recognize the importance of using the latest technology to motivate people to live healthier lives.”