ZoomCare to Open Five New Neighborhood Clinics from Salem to Vancouver Washington

Innovative Oregon company increases access to high quality affordable healthcare

April 24, 2012 -- ZoomCare plans to open five new neighborhood clinics over the next several months in Multnomah Village, downtown Portland, East Burnside, Salem and Vancouver. The six year-old company plans to open the Multnomah Village clinic on May 10, beginning a steady expansion that will bring ZoomCare to a total of 15 clinics, an increase over today’s 10 clinics (nine in Portland and one in Seattle).

The clinics will open in established neighborhoods that are easily accessible by walking, biking or public transportation. Fueling expansion is the demand for same-day appointments at a fair, flat price and a patient’s ability to choose the time and place for his/her appointment.

According to Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Dave Sanders, MD, “Patients are fed up with excessive billing and poor service. They want no-wait, affordable care in their neighborhoods. We’ve structured our entire business around the patient—not the insurance companies.” ZoomCare is an independent Portland, Oregon based company.

The Five New Clinics Multnomah Village 7855 SW Capitol Highway Serving Multnomah Village, Hillsdale and Beaverton Downtown Portland SW 4th and Alder in Standard Insurance Center Bldg ZoomCare’s 2nd downtown clinic serving residents, businesses and travelers.

East Burnside 24th and East Burnside ZoomCare now has six eastside clinics Salem Vista Place and South Commercial 2990 Commercial Street S.E. ZoomCare’s first clinic in Salem Vancouver, WA 164th Ave. and Mill Plain Blvd. ZoomCare’s first clinic in Vancouver and 2nd clinic in Washington State

The ZoomCare Story*

(* Note: “Sarah” is the shorthand way we refer to the patient to whom ZoomCare caters.)

Before 2006, when “Sarah” had a need for urgent medical attention – the choices were not great:

• If she called her doctor’s office, chances were that she couldn’t get an appointment right away...and might not for several days.

• If she went to the emergency room at the local hospital...it was overcrowded and expensive (for her and the system).

• If she showed up at the urgent care center, chances were she got a number and had to wait for hours to be seen.

ZoomCare changed all that. Starting in 2006 “Sarah” could ask for a same day appointment and be seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant at ZoomCare’s first neighborhood clinic.

ZoomCare pioneered “healthcare on demand” and patients liked this new idea. Two clinics grew to nine neighborhood clinics in Oregon and one in Seattle. Today ZoomCare is pleased to announce a plan to open five more modern clinics so that “Sarah” has her choice of 15 clinics, where she and her family can get complete primary care – blood tests, x-rays, medical exams and the medicine she needs – for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care.

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