BIZNOTE: Another health-care provider is West Seattle Junction-bound

Thanks to Stephanie for the tip – she got a partial glimpse of window wrap on the former MoneyTree storefront at 4000 SW Alaska late today and wondered what it was. We went over a short time ago for a look: It’s going to be ZOOM+Care, an urgent-care-and-more chain with locations in Washington and Oregon. Last August, we had word of a similar chain, CityMD, coming to The Whittaker (WSB sponsor) later this year.

14 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Another health-care provider is West Seattle Junction-bound"

  • DL April 10, 2017 (11:08 pm)


  • Raye April 11, 2017 (1:11 am)

    Why Noooooo, DL? I don’t know much about Zoom+Care, but it’s gotta be better than Moneytree.

    Seattle-based payday lender Moneytree has been hit with more than $500,000 in fines and refunds by federal regulators over deceptive ads and collection letters.”

  • JRR April 11, 2017 (7:12 am)

    While cheaper than emergency care, urgent care centers are still expensive. Remember: primary care doctors can usually sneak you in as long as you are an established patient. Don’t fall for the marketing. 

  • K April 11, 2017 (7:39 am)

    Having suffered from the recent Premera cull I would love to see more urgent care options in WS for my family. My primary is now outside of WS and its urgent care is in Northgate. Gee, just hope this new one takes my insurance, right?!

  • Colette April 11, 2017 (8:35 am)

    Will this place offer more diagnostic services than what we currently have in West Seattle?  I went to an urgent care facility here four years ago, with a head injury, only to be told they couldn’t help me because they had no radiology services.  They were very nice and apologetic, but I had to pay out of pocket anyway (due to being out of network) and ended up driving into downtown Seattle to be evaluated  on a Saturday, with docs on call.    Would be nice to have something in West Seattle that offers those services and would be covered by insurance.

  • brian April 11, 2017 (8:44 am)

    If you have pink eye on a Saturday, these sorts of places are a lifesaver so you can get the medicine you need to keep your eyes from gluing themselves shut. Welp that’s my story thanks for reading.        

    • pink eye here, too April 11, 2017 (9:27 am)

      Ha, same here.   Even on a Friday.

      I called the doctor in the morning on a Friday and there were no appts.  available.  Luckily a walk in clinic at a drugstore was able to help me and and fill my prescription on the spot.

  • waikikigirl April 11, 2017 (10:35 am)

    @Colette,  not sure of your insurance but you should had gone to the ER and not an Urgent Care especially for head trauma. Just sayin’ cause your nugget is a precious thing!

    • Colette April 12, 2017 (8:14 am)

      Yes, you are right.  The head injury was already several days old, I had gone to work since then but was concerned because of heavy bruising on my face.  I should have just gone directly to Virginia Mason, my normal provider.  I would like to see an emergency provider in West Seattle, but probably too many hoops to jump through for that to happen.  However, I’ve had great experiences with using urgent care facilities here for other injuries and ailments!

  • ACG April 11, 2017 (7:36 pm)

    I find it interesting that in just a few blocks radius there is the Franciscian Urgent care, the Urgent care at Bartells and (I think I read in the blog) that Swedish has an urgent care clinic also. I guess the market will decide if we need that many within a small radius. 

    • sam-c April 12, 2017 (9:10 am)

      I thought that the closest Swedish Urgent Care clinic was over on Rainier Ave S?  At least that is what the Swedish doctor’s office (on California) told me when I called for an appt. and there were none available.    I think that the Walgreens (on 35th) flashes the address of the clinic on Rainier Ave on their light up reader board sign.  I wish they had one in West Seattle!

      • WSB April 12, 2017 (9:13 am)

        At one point when writing this story, I was going to include a list of other nearby clinics, but realized there was no way to know if it would be comprehensive, as this is a business category we don’t track as closely as, oh, say, restaurants/bars. Franciscan is one of our sponsors so we have proof they’re around, but for example, there have been some changes in the medical spaces just east of Jefferson Square and I don’t know for sure what/who is and isn’t there now … TR

  • CAM April 12, 2017 (2:17 am)

    Well the Bartell’s urgent care is associated with group health (aka kaiser permanente) and is the closest location for people with that insurance other than the downtown office at 5th and Pike. More options is better than less, especially considering the mess that the privately funded healthcare system in this country currently is. 

  • Michael Waldo April 12, 2017 (1:05 pm)

    I have used CHI Franciscan urgent care accross from Trader Joes and had good results. And they do have a radiologist. Swedish announced an urgent care clinic

    but never opened it.

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