Walk-In Clinic Chain Zoom+Care Expands Its Seattle Footprint

The urgent-care company is spreading its wings in an increasingly competitive market
Updated: Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:18
 
 
  • The urgent-care company is spreading its wings in an increasingly competitive market

A Portland, Oregon-based operator of urgent-care clinics continues to expand its reach in the Seattle market, recently launching its 11th neighborhood walk-in clinic ― with plans to soon increase its footprint in the Puget Sound region to 13 clinics.

Zoom+Care unveiled its newest urgent-care clinic last week at 4012 SW Alaska St., the company announced. It plans to soon open additional clinics in Shoreline and at Westfield Southcenter, according to the company.

“Like all Zoom+Care clinics, the [newest] location will staff a board-certified care team comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants,” the company said in announcing the Alaska Street location. “The clinic will be open seven days a week and offer evening, weekend, and holiday hours.”

Zoom+Care is expanding in an already very competitive market for urgent-care clinics. As of year-end 2018, there were nearly 8,800 urgent care centers in the United States, up 8% from 2017, according to a report from the Urgent Care Association.

One of Zoom+Care’s major competitors in the Seattle area is Tacoma-based MultiCare, which acquired Immediate Clinic Seattle in 2016 and now operates some 44 urgent care centers in Washington, including about 14 in the Puget Sound region.

In addition to its Seattle-area presence, Zoom+Care has 28 clinics in greater Portland. Late last year, PeaceHealth, a Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit Catholic health system announced that it had inked a deal to acquire Zoom+Care. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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