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Head to Sam’s Club This Saturday for a Free Health Screening

June 9, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Staff Writer
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Want to save money on health care for your family?

Sam’s Club is offering free health screenings on Saturday, June 11 — no membership required!

A health screening is a series of tests to check your overall health and catch potential diseases or conditions early, before you show symptoms.

While the Sam’s Club screening doesn’t replace professional medical care or treatment, it can help you catch signs of bad health while they’re easier — and cheaper — to treat.

How to Get a Free Health Screening

Go to your local Sam’s Club with a pharmacy this Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive the following tests for free:

  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (“good cholesterol”)
  • Risk ratio
  • Blood pressure
  • Body fat percentage
  • Hearing
  • Vision screening/testing may also be available at clubs with an optical center.

Screening types and quantities may vary by location, so check with your local Sam’s Club to see what’s available before heading in.

Sam’s Club offers these screenings periodically throughout the year, so if you don’t make it out on Saturday, watch the website for future offers.

If your screening reveals a condition you need to treat, read our posts on ways to save money on dental care, eyeglasses and medical bills.

Want more ways to get the most out of Sam’s Club or Costco? Read our list of 10 things that are way cheaper with a membership.

Your Turn: What tricks have you found for saving money on preventative health care?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, “Writer’s Digest” and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

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