Wal-Mart wants to be your doctor with new in-store clinics

Groceries, clothes, school supplies —  you can get everything at Wal-Mart — and soon that might include health care.

The retail giant recently opened up six health care clinics inside some of its stores in Texas and South Carolina and it plans to open another six by the end of the year.

This isn't Wal-Mart's first stab at the health care industry — they've made deals with local health care providers to put clinics in their stores in the past, but the efforts have been hit and miss.

But this time the clinics are fully owned by Wal-Mart and staffed by nurse practitioners, medical assistants and physicians.

CVS and Walgreens already have urgent care centers at some of their stores, but the Wal-Mart clinics are being marketed as primary care facilities, capable of treating common illnesses as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes.

A visit to one of these locations will cost just $40 plus lab fees. For employees, it's even lower — just $4 a visit.

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