The latest addition to Boise's first-Thursday events: free medical care

newsroom@idahostatesman.comNovember 26, 2013 

A quick-care clinic in Downtown Boise is now offering free visits the first Thursday of every month.

The ZoomCare clinic at 510 Main St. will offer appointments from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Dec. 5. The "Free Nights" will repeat the first Thursday of every month. The visits are supported by the ZoomCare Foundation, which was created in May 2012 to manage the free medical care events.

"Unfortunately, many people in the U.S. are limited in their options for healthcare," said Dave Sanders, a doctor who is co-founder and CEO of ZoomCare, a regional chain based in Portland. "The ZoomCare Foundation has seen hundreds of patients in the Portland area since its inception and continues to partner with other nonprofit organizations to ensure that people get the healthcare they need no matter their economic means."

ZoomCare has 17 clinics in the Portland area, three in Seattle and one in Boise. The company plans to open a second Boise-area clinic in January, at The Village at Meridian development on Eagle Road.

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