Walmart plans to shut the $200-million health care clinic in Seattle and move to a new facility in the city’s northwest, according to a filing with the state.
The store is expected to close this summer.
“We are deeply disappointed to announce that our Washington Health Care Partners pharmacy, Seattle Pharmacy, will not be continuing operations in Seattle, and we are also closing the Seattle location of our Seattle Pharmacist and our Seattle Health Care Pharmacy,” the company said in a statement.
“These decisions are a result of our continuing efforts to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and improve patient care in our local communities.”
The pharmacy closed in July and will now move to the newly opened Seattle Health Clinic, which has been in operation since May.
The Seattle Pharmatek has about 6,000 patients a year, and the new clinic will have an operating capacity of around 7,000, according the company.
Walmart said in an email that the pharmacy was part of its effort to move to more efficient health care facilities.
The company said it plans to work with local health care providers to find a new location.