Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group and Walmart to launch partnership in 2023

Walmart, Inc., and Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group have announced a 10-year collaboration that aims to improve health outcomes and patient experiences for millions of people, according to a UnitedHealth Group press release Wednesday.

The partnership is expected to expand to more states after kicking off in 2023 at 15 Walmart Health locations in Florida and Georgia.

‚ÄúThis collaboration puts the patient at the center of health care by leveraging the strength and complementary skill sets of our two companies to accelerate access to quality care,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said.

UnitedHealth Group explained what actions the companies will take in part of its statement, included below:

Beginning in January 2023, the collaboration will include a co-branded Medicare Advantage plan in Georgia, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Walmart Flex (HMO-POS)*. Also in January 2023, Walmart Health Virtual Care will be in network for commercial members in UnitedHealthCare’s Choice Plus PPO plan, giving consumers another option to access care when and where they want it.

Eventually, the collaboration aims to serve even more people, including those across commercial and Medicaid plans by providing access to fresh food and enhancing current initiatives to address social determinants of health, over-the-counter prescription medications, and dental and vision services.

*Other providers are available in our network.

– UnitedHealth Group

Walmart Health has opened locations in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois since it launched in 2019. Currently, patients can find Walmart Health facilities next to 27 Walmart Supercenter locations. Find more information HERE.

Read the Sept. 7 UnitedHealth Group post for more details.