Company Closes Health Clinics in 23 Wal-Mart Stores

New York, CheckUps, a start-up operator of walk-in medical clinics, has shut down 23 clinics operating in Wal-Mart stores in Florida and three other Southern states, according to The New York Times.

CheckUps fell behind in paying its nurses and other vendors late last year, apparently running short of cash to meet its bills, according to a lawyer for one of its creditors, the report said.

Wal-Mart has leased space to about 80 clinics in stores across the country, including the CheckUps clinics now closed. They are all operated by independent firms.