Walmart Health is closing

Walmart will close all 51 of its health care centers in six states and end virtual health care services. In 2021, the company bought telehealth provider MeMD.

Just last month, Walmart said it plans to have 70 operating clinics by the end of this year. “Walmart Health remains focused on delivering healthcare that is convenient, personalized to each patient, inclusive of multiple service lines, all delivered by a community-focused team of board-certified providers,” Dr. David Carmouche, Walmart’s senior vice president of healthcare delivery, said in an interview.

In today’s announcement, Walmart said that the business isn’t sustainable for the company. “Through our experience managing Walmart Health centers and Walmart Health Virtual Care, we determined there is not a sustainable business model for us to continue.”

Walmart will continue operating its 4,600 pharmacies and more than 3,000 optical centers around the country.