Sam’s Club Is Offering Free Health Tests Saturday, No Membership Needed

Exterior of Sam's Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday August 16, 2017.
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Four times a year, Sam’s Club offers free health screenings that ordinarily would cost $150 — no club membership required.

Saturday, Oct. 13, is the date this quarter.

Available tests include blood pressure, body fat percentage, blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and, in some locations, vision and hearing screenings.

The tests are available only at stores that have a pharmacy, and they run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Search for a club that’s convenient for you.

If that date isn’t good for you, CVS is offering similar screenings through Dec. 16 in 11 metropolitan areas. As a bonus, the drugstore chain is handing out a $5 store coupon to each person who gets screened.

You’ll save money on the tests, but you could save even more if they uncover health problems that can be treated earlier and less expensively than if you wait. Among them are high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

Did we mention that they’re free?

Susan Jacobson is an editor at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes about health and wellness.