ZoomCare, something besides a restaurant, now open on Broadway

This summer, we only partially were joking with the headline — Something besides a restaurant opening on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, that something opened for its first day serving customers (patients?) on Broadway. Here’s the announcement from Portland-based ZoomCare about their new Capitol Hill clinic:

[Portland, OR] ZoomCare – an innovative provider of everyday healthcare based in Portland, Oregon – announced today that it will open its first neighborhood clinic in Washington State on October 5 in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 531 Broadway East. The new, advanced ZoomCare Capitol Hill clinic will be open seven days a week, 362 days a year. 

ZoomCare Capitol Hill will be staffed by David Feig, MD, Katie Shaw, FNP and Erin Grindel, PA-C. This year, Dr. Feig was named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Met Magazine [http://www.seattlemet.com/health-and-fitness/articles/2011-top-doctors-august-2011/21/]. 

ZoomCare caters to patients’ everyday healthcare needs, including care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care. There are eight ZoomCare neighborhood clinics in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, with a ninth clinic to open later this year in Lake Oswego. 

Check out www.zoomcare.com to learn more. 

ZoomCare services page lists a pricing structure that starts at $99 for self-pay (uninsured) visits and a menu of $20 add-ons for services like lab tests and vaccinations. 

Our visit Wednesday morning also revealed a shelf set-up featuring a selection of over the counter medicine and health goods just in case you don’t feel like stopping by QFC.

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5 thoughts on “ZoomCare, something besides a restaurant, now open on Broadway

  1. It’s an interesting idea, but I’m seriously not impressed by their refusal to accept any government health insurance programs. No Medicaid/Medicare/etc. means that the people most in need of quality health care will not be able to use this service.

    It sounds like their “innovation” is simply excluding high-risk and low-income populations.

  2. I’m not sure exactly why, but I’m not very supportive of a corporate, chain medical clinic…maybe because it seems to be all about the money, as evidenced by the policy not to accept Medicaid and Medicare patients. I also think that their basic appointment price is too high, and it is apparent that they will add-on other services if at all possible, at additional fees. I am appalled that the prices for simple immunizations are so inflated.

    A person would be much better off getting established with a primary care doctor who would get to know you and your medical problems…it would be better medically, and cheaper in the long run.

  3. Dear Calhoun,

    With encourage ZoomCare customers to get to know Dr. Feig, Erin Grindle and Katie Shaw who have the expertise to follow any patient’s care over an extended period. We have no intention of inflating fees or ordering unnecessary tests. Our goal is to provide great care at a fair, flat price–insured or self-pay. Prices at urgent care clinics or traditional doctor’s offices are generally much more expensive than ZoomCare.