ZoomCare, the innovative healthcare company that's building the world's first neighborhood clinic and smart phone-based healthcare system now enables patients in the Seattle area to avoid costly emergency room visits, long waits and impersonal care for non-life threatening medical visits.ZoomCare's Capitol Hill cliniclocated at 531 Broadway East in Seattle, Washingtonwill now be open weekdays from 8:00am to Midnight.
The savings are dramatic for patients, and their employers and insurers who pay the claims. An analysis of ZoomCare's own employee usage of emergency rooms showed that offering an ER alternative reduces costs by $1,000-$3,000 per visit. And, ZoomCare provides no-wait appointments, excellent customer service and the convenience of inexpensive prescription medications at a clinic in the heart of Seattle. Now patients can avoid an extra trip to the pharmacy and begin taking their medications immediately to start their recovery. The ZoomCare Capitol Hill clinic's "midnight" service will be staffed by ZoomCare's clinical team of primary care specialists, consisting of board certified doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
"When your child has a fever at 10:00 pm or you need stitches from a late-night cooking accident, ZoomCare is the most cost-effective and convenient choice for quality care," said Dave Sanders M.D., Co-Founder and CEO of ZoomCare. "We're building a healthcare system that is centered around patients who need the right care at an alternative to the high-costs associated with emergency rooms."
ZoomCare now has a total of 21 clinics in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, including three in Seattle (Capitol Hill,Queen AnneandWallingford), one in Vancouver, 15 in Portland, one in Salem and one in Boise.
Washington patients have responded enthusiastically to ZoomCare innovations in providing complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care with pharmacy dispensing services. Open 7 days a week and 365 days a year, ZoomCare clinics offer board-certified clinical teams, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Portland, Oregon based ZoomCare is a privately-held company started in 2006 by David Sanders M.D. and Albert DiPiero M.D.The ZoomCare Foundationoperates a free clinic supporting monthly "ZoomCare Free Nights" to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries atZoomCare's Mississippi Ave. clinicat 3872 N. Mississippi, Portland.