The first step to improving health and wellness is to know where you stand today. To help customers “know their numbers”, The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies plans to place self-use health screening kiosks at all 1,950 locations nationwide. The Kroger HealthCenter kiosks, provided by Stayhealthy Inc., a California-based wellness solutions company, provide customers with an easy, free and secure solution to consistently measure, monitor and improve body composition and other clinical conditions. Assessments include blood pressure, weight, body composition, BMI, color vision and the ability to upload blood glucose numbers and other biometric results.
“Our customers tell us they want to make healthy choices but don’t always know where to start,” said Matthew Feltman, Kroger’s health strategy coordinator. “We’re pleased to expand the availability of Kroger HealthCenters to help customers take their first steps toward overall health and wellness.”
Kroger customers will be able to create personal health record accounts, which they can access at any time at Kroger.com, to chart their progress. They also will have access to health information and solutions designed to help them in their personal health and fitness goals.
Kroger has been piloting the HealthCenters in approximately 275 pharmacy locations since January. The kiosks currently are accessible to customers in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lexington, Ky., and Denver, Colo. Kroger expects most other pharmacy locations to have the kiosks by early 2013.