How it works
Walmart's Centers of Excellence (COE) program changes lives by partnering with top specialists for certain serious medical conditions and procedures, giving you easy access to the very best, most appropriate care possible.
- Certain heart surgeries, like cardiac bypass and valve replacements
- Certain spine surgeries, like spinal fusions and removal of spinal discs (discectomy)
- Hip and knee joint replacements
- Breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, and blood cancers (including myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia). Patients with these diagnoses may have their medical records reviewed by Mayo Clinic specialists to evaluate the benefit of an on-site visit to a Center of Excellence. If an on-site visit is recommended, the visit will be covered at 100 percent and will include a travel allowance.
- Certain weight loss surgeries, like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures
- Organ and tissue transplants (except kidney, cornea, and intestinal), ventricular assist devices (VADs) and total artificial hearts, and CAR-T cell therapy
- Outpatient radiology, which will be reviewed automatically through the pre-authorization program
We select hospitals that have the expertise and resources to provide the highest-quality care for a number of serious medical conditions. And for many of these, treatment is covered at 100 percent, with a travel benefit for approved on-site visits.
The goal? Better results and fewer complications—it’s all part of how Walmart gives you easy access to better living!
Walmart has partnered with several world-class health systems across the country to serve the Centers of Excellence program, and a few of these include:
- Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, for cardiac surgery
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, for joint replacement surgery
- Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, for transplants and cancer care
- Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pennsylvania, for weight loss surgery
- Mercy Springfield, in Springfield, Missouri, for spine surgery
Here’s a map of all locations: