PRESS RELEASE

LAKELAND, Fla., July 20, 2015 — The Publix Pharmacy announced it is offering biometric screenings at the company’s more than 970 pharmacy locations. The screenings, offered to those 18 and older, will help patients understand their risk for developing chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The screenings and cost associated with each include:
  • Glucose: $20
  • Lipid Panel (Total Cholesterol,LDL,HDL,Triglycerides): $35
  • Lipid Panel + Glucose: $45
  • Blood Pressure: Free using our convenient high station
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): Free using our convenient high station
Publix Pharmacy will be unable to bill insurance providers directly. It is recommended that the customer contact their insurance provider directly for plan policies and reimbursement practices if applicable.

Appointments for the biometric screenings are not necessary; however, in order to receive the most accurate results, it is recommended that patients fast for 8-12 hours prior to their screening. The results are provided within minutes of taking the test(s) and a pharmacist consultation is provided. Results from the biometric screenings will be kept on file so that the Publix pharmacist may refer back to previous screenings to identify changes and trends in the patient’s overall health. Biometric screenings do not replace annual wellness visits with health care providers. To learn more about the screenings and/or additional Publix Pharmacy programs, please visit 
www.publix.com/pharmacy.

“As both a supermarket and pharmacy, we are uniquely positioned to assist our customers in their overall health and wellness goals,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “Biometric screenings are an additional service we provide to our customers and associates in a convenient location. We respect the time of our customers and continue to build on a strong relationship between patient and pharmacy.”

As part of the company’s overall commitment to the health and wellness of its associates, Publix offers free biometric screenings to their associates 18 years of age and older.