In the very near future, you’ll be able to walk into high-traffic retailer like Walmart or Sam’s Club, and with the help of a female video host in a white lab coat, take a free comprehensive health assessment at a self-service kiosk in four minutes on average.
Taking the pulse on your health is about to get easier.
No need to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Step into the free-standing self-service kiosk let the video host guide you through one or more screenings. Monitor your blood pressure, weight and body mass index and central vision. Take a health risk assessment, one for pain management, allergies or nutritional and vitamin supplementation.
Then get a customized report of your initial screenings with actionable health recommendations, via email, text SMS or by using a QR code that takes you to a secure website. Need to follow-up with a doctor? You can make your own follow-up appointment with your own physician or stay seated and choose a doctor in the self-service station, connect with the office and schedule an appointment.
Currently being piloted in 300 Safeway or Publix locations nationwide, expect to see a significant boost in the number of SoloHealth Stations rolled out this fall and into next year, according to company founder and CEO, Bart Foster.
Duluth, Ga-based SoloHealth recently signed two contracts, one for $12 million (part of an investment led by health insurer WellPoint Inc.), the other with Walmart.
“We’re planning to put our kiosk in 8,000 high-traffic retail locations to encourage consumers to become more aware, more educated and more active about their healthcare,” said Foster.