MultiCare will expand its line of “high-end” urgent care clinics to Spokane this fall, opening an Indigo Urgent Care location in north Spokane.
The Tacoma-based company, which bought the Rockwood Health System in late 2016, has 16 urgent care centers in the Puget Sound region, according to a news release.
The clinics treat a range of conditions that typically require immediate, but not emergency, care: cold and flu, fevers, minor fractures and sprains, sports physicals and urinary tract infections.
They’re created with ambiance in mind. Patients receive coffee, can use Wi-Fi and mobile device charging ports and are attended by a “concierge” from the moment they check in.
The announcement comes as urgent-care clinics are expanding nationwide. The market has been dominated by private companies, such as Portland-based Zoom, which has a number of highly visible clinics in Seattle and Portland.
The Indigo clinics have a similar philosophy in mind: online appointments, quick check-in and convenient access. But unlike most, they’re part of a large hospital chain.
MultiCare plans to open its first Spokane clinic in October, before adding other locations in the area. TheIndigo care clinics accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. A full list is available on MultiCare’s website.