ZoomCare rolls out new on-demand health clinics

zoomcarethumbBY KIM MOORE |  OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.

BY KIM MOORE |  OB RESEARCH EDITOR

zoomcarePortland based healthcare provider Zoomcare plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.

At a press conference held this morning in the company’s Pearl District offices, Zoomcare executives said they are opening nine new clinics in the Portland metro area this year. The clinics are part of its virtual “healthcare campus” where patients can book appointments through a mobile app and pay fixed prices for health services at a fraction of the cost charged by regular providers.

The model is based on providing transparency over treatment costs and giving customers more control over their care at a time of renewed focus on keeping down escalating healthcare costs.

ZoomCare hopes to “change healthcare in this community and the country,” said Dave Sanders, Zoom’s co-founder and CEO. “We are going to be great for people who want care on demand.”

Among the new clinics ZoomCare is launching this year is an emergency care clinic on the Inner East Side, which will offer services at one-tenth of the price of hospital emergency care. “We want to keep you out of high cost hospitals,” says Sanders. The company is also opening a specialist care clinic in NE Broadway where patients can seek care without referrals and at a fixed cost.

The new facilities will be part of a network of 28 clinics that deliver urgent care, primary care, pediatrics, mental health, emergency services, specialty care and outpatient surgery. 

ZoomCare is also launching its own health insurance plan that provides exclusive services to its members, such as “telemedicine,” which allows a provider to take care of many more people than is possible with in-person consultations.

“Our on-demand neighborhood clinics changes the doctor’s visit forever,” says Steve McCallion, chief member officer and creative director. “Now we’re giving people radical access and control of their preventative and advanced care.”

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