Health care chain zooms in on LoHi for second Denver location

ZoomCare opens second Denver clinic

ZoomCare opened its second location in Denver last month in LoHi. (Photos courtesy of ZoomCare)

ZoomCare is focusing its lens on the Denver market.

The Portland-based health care provider opened its second location in Denver, and fourth in Colorado, last month at 3210 Tejon St. in LoHi.

“Where we place our clinics is part of our proprietary secrets, but LoHi fits the profile of the neighborhoods we like to go into,” said CEO Jeff Fee.

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Jeff Fee

“And with our entrée into Denver, it’s a growing market and has similar market characteristics of our existing markets. Our goal down the road is to become a national brand, and Denver seemed like a good fit for the ZoomCare model.”

ZoomCare, which started as a neighborhood clinic in 2006, has about 60 locations in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Colorado.

The healthcare provider moved into Colorado last year, when it opened a clinic at 1431 15th St. in LoDo and another in Boulder last year. The company added one in Arvada in June.

The company signed a lease for the 1,080-square-foot LoHi space in April. Endorphin Fitness previously operated there.

ZoomCare has around 1,500 patients in the Denver area, according to Fee. Each clinic has a staff of board-certified providers who cater to a broad range of illnesses and injuries. Patients are able to schedule their urgent, primary and preventive care services in the same day. Rather than having a primary doctor, patients can visit any of the team’s providers at any of its locations across the U.S.

There are also on-site labs and prescriptions, so patients can leave with medication in hand.

ZoomCare puts a heavy focus on its app and online portal for scheduling, payments and medical records. Through the app, patients are able to see the estimated cost of their visit prior to arriving.

The company was acquired by Washington-based PeaceHealth in 2018, which has helped fund its growth from 37 clinics to 60.

ZoomCare room

ZoomCare has around 1,500 patients in the Denver area.

ZoomCare previously signed a lease for a 2,400-square-foot space at 1291 N. Pearl St. in Capitol Hill last year, but has since pulled out.

“We looked at that location, and there was a lot about it that we liked. But at the end of the day there were some issues that made it a no-go from a performance standpoint,” Fee said. “There were specific permit requirements that became more and more difficult. In order to keep our cost profile as competitive and low as it is, we walk a fine line when it comes to the economics of these clinics.”

ZoomCare opens second Denver clinic

ZoomCare opens second Denver clinic

ZoomCare opened its second location in Denver last month in LoHi. (Photos courtesy of ZoomCare)

ZoomCare also has clinics in LoDo, Boulder and Arvada but nixed the one planned for Capitol Hill.

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