All 51 Walmart Health Centers—which provide medical, dental and behavioral health services—will be closing nationwide, according to an April 30 news release from Walmart.

What’s happening

Closing dates for each clinic will be announced once determined, but they are expected to close within the next 45 to 90 days, according to a May 1 email from a Walmart spokesperson.

The decision comes less than one month after Walmart Health Centers opened in Pearland, Sugar Land and Tomball in mid-April, as previously reported by Community Impact. A clinic at 5955 FM 529, Houston and four more Greater Houston-area clinics were slated to open between April 30 and this fall.

Walmart Health Centers were located in the Houston and Dallas metros as well as in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois, according to the company's website.

The takeaway

The clinics—which debuted in 2019—are being closed as they are no longer a “sustainable business model” for the company, per the release.

“This is a difficult decision, and like others, the challenging reimbursement environment and escalating operating costs create a lack of profitability that make the care business unsustainable for us at this time,” reads the news release.

Patients of Walmart Health Centers can schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments within the next 30 days by calling 678-288-3768. For more information on the closures and transition, click here.