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There is now a mental health clinic inside a Walmart Supercenter

The headline of this story has been changed to clarify that Beacon Health is leasing space inside Walmart.

At the Carrollton, Texas, Walmart Supercenter, customers can now add a therapy session to a grocery run. The clinic, which rolled out this week, is a pilot program run by Boston-based behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options; the company is leasing space inside the Supercenter. In it, it’s offering therapy sessions for customers for depression, anxiety and stress, grief and relationships. The program is an indirect way Walmart can extend its reach into healthcare, building on moves earlier this year, including a tie-up with health insurer Anthem, launched in August, to improve over the counter drug access for seniors, and reports of early-stage acquisition talks with Humana, a health insurance company, in March.



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