Wal­mart has opened anoth­er med­ical clin­ic; this one in Geor­gia.  Besides pro­vid­ing pri­ma­ry care, which they have done in Texas, South Car­oli­na and oth­er Geor­gia loca­tions (Care Clin­ic), the new clin­ic will also offer men­tal health cov­er­age.  All the clin­ics pro­vide immu­niza­tions, lab tests and med­ical con­sul­ta­tions.  The men­tal health aspect is some­thing new and will be inter­est­ing to keep an eye on.

Wal­mart is already one of the largest phar­ma­cy com­pa­nies in the U.S., with in-store sec­tions for phar­ma­cy in all 4,700 US locations.

Ama­zon is also com­pet­ing with Wal­mart now, hav­ing just opened a pri­ma­ry care clin­ic at its main office in Seat­tle (and last year acquired the online phar­ma­cy PillPack).