World-class treatment for the most serious conditions
If you’re facing something big, like major surgery or cancer, you want the very best treatment.

What does the Centers of Excellence program offer?

  • Access to some of the best specialists and hospitals in the country, often at zero cost
  • Coverage for things like cancer, kidney transplants, hip and knee replacements, and spine surgery (Transplants and weight loss surgery have a one year waiting period before benefits are available.)
  • Your plan pays 100% for most conditions and even covers travel and lodging for you and a caregiver
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100% covered
Treatment and travel are fully covered for all conditions, except weight loss surgery.

Walmart has partnered with world-class health centers across the country to ensure that you get the best possible care. Here are just a few:

Cleveland Clinicin Cleveland, Ohio, for cardiac surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, for joint replacement surgery

Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, for transplants, spine surgery, and cancer care

Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pennsylvania, for weight loss surgery, spine surgery, and heart surgery

Mercy Springfield, in Springfield, Missouri, for spine surgery, and hip and knee replacements

100% covered
Treatment and travel are fully covered for all conditions, except weight loss surgery.
Back to normal
The right treatment can help you avoid unnecessary surgeries and get you back to everyday life and work sooner.
Feel better, live better
Getting the best care helps you live a better, longer and more productive life. That’s something that’s good for all of us.
2019 Centers of Excellence

In 2019, kidney transplants are eligible for Centers of Excellence treatment, but this is optional. If you have surgery somewhere else your plan’s standard coverage details apply. In 2020, you must use a Centers of Excellence facility to get coverage.

Other than this change, all the other information on this page applies to your current coverage.

For complete details about the 2019 plan, see the 2018 Associate Benefits Book with 2019 Summary of Material Modifications.