ZOOM+Care opens new healthcare clinic in Cornelius
Cornelius residents now have access to a new healthcare clinic, as ZOOM+Care recently opened a new location — its 52nd — in the city.
The Portland-based healthcare provider offers primary and preventative care services and is staffed with board-certified providers able to treat a broad range of illnesses and injuries, according to a statement from ZOOM+Care announcing the new facility.
The new clinic opened on Aug. 27 and is located at 112 N. 20th Ave., Suite 200A.
Offering on-demand healthcare, including labs and prescriptions, allowing patients to see a physician and leave with medication, the clinic opens as cases of COVID-19 remain high in Washington County and flu season draws near.
It also comes as Cornelius prepares for its population to increase by as much as one-third due to the construction of multiple new housing developments.
"Our new location allows us to reach a new community of patients, and aligns perfectly with our mission to make primary care accessible, convenient, and local," said Torben Nielsen, chief executive officer of ZOOM+Care.
Cornelius residents who use ZOOM+Care already have access to the clinic's telehealth service, which offers treatment and prescription services digitally wherever they are.
The company's online scheduling (available via iOS and Android apps, or at zoomcare.com) offers same-day visits, paperless check-in, transparent pricing, virtual and retail healthcare offerings, and collaborative care, according to ZOOM+Care.
To celebrate the opening on Aug. 27, the clinic held a live-streamed performance by the bluegrass band The Junebugs. One member of the band is from Forest Grove.
ZOOM+Care also donated $2,500 to the Inukai Boys and Girls Club's Healthy Options program, which provides healthy meals to Hillsboro-area kids in need.
All ZOOM+Care locations have offered seasonal flu vaccinations since Aug. 27. Medical professionals are broadly encouraging people to get their flu vaccinations on time this year as the coronavirus persists.
Influenza activity typically increases around October, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"With the coronavirus not yet under control, two potentially deadly viruses could collide this fall," warned Erik Vanderlip, ZOOM+Care's chief medical officer, in a statement. "Both COVID-19 and the flu are respiratory viruses, meaning they require similar supplies and equipment to treat. With hospitals already struggling to accommodate COVID-19 patients, they may not be able to manage the additional influx of those suffering from the flu."
Vanderlip added, "We also don't know what co-infection with both viruses would look like, and it's possible. That makes this year's (flu) vaccine especially important in ensuring the safety and well-being of ourselves, our families, and at-risk community members."
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