As you know, getting the kids ready to head back-to school can be costly, from buying new clothes to paying for the yearly school physical. Samâ€™s Club is providing parents with some unexpected savings as children head back to school this year by offering FREE childrenâ€™s health and safety screenings for members AND nonmembers on Saturday, August 9 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at all Samâ€™s Club locations with a pharmacy (596 locations nationwide). The savings are valued at up to $150 and include:
- A take-home DNA kit that provides instructions on storing a saliva sample to help find children in the event they are ever lost to which only a parent/guardian has access
- A child safety ID kit with a fingerprint form and instructions on storing personal information
- Blood pressure testing
- BMI (body mass index) testing
- Vision screenings (select locations)
Samâ€™s ClubÂ® Promotes Back-to-School Safety
During Free Childrenâ€™s Health Screenings
In-club screenings available to members and open to the public
Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BENTONVILLE, ARK., (July 30, 2014) â€“ Back-to-school brings shopping for clothes, buying school supplies and securing updated health information for children, but why not also use this time to take a few simple steps to help ensure their safety? Fingerprints and DNA samples have become the standard tools for personal identification and can be useful for parents should they ever be needed, which is why Samâ€™s Club is offering DNA testing and fingerprint kits as part of their annual free childrenâ€™s health screenings on Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings, which combine health and child safety information, are free and available to the public at all Samâ€™s Club locations with a pharmacy (596 locations). The free event includes a take-home DNA kit that provides instructions on storing a saliva sample to help find children in the event they are ever lost to which only a parent/guardian has access and a child safety ID kit with a fingerprint form and instructions on storing personal information. The screening tests are valued at up to $1501 and also include:
- Blood pressure
- BMI (body mass index)
- Vision Screenings
â€œAs a parent, you never want to think about needing information like fingerprints and DNA samples, but these items could prove critical should the need for them ever arise,â€ said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Samâ€™s Club Health and Wellness. â€œThis free event for our members and the public helps give parents a way to combine shopping for back-to-school with capturing potentially life-saving information.â€ In addition to monthly health screenings, Samâ€™s Club pharmacies provide savings and preventive care to each community it serves, such as year-round immunizations for adults ages 18 and above.
Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Samâ€™s Club also offers $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public, and Samâ€™s Plus and Samâ€™s Business members receive an additional 8 percent savings on name-brand prescriptions, 40 percent savings on generics not part of the $4/$10 generic prescription program, and access to more savings through the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions.
Restrictions may apply. Information about Samâ€™s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.com and in the Samâ€™s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, which reaches approximately eight million members.
About Samâ€™s ClubÂ® Samâ€™s ClubÂ®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 635 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Samâ€™s Club, visit the Samâ€™s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Samâ€™s Club on Twitter and Facebook.
1 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (596 locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.