Uber to offer prescription delivery service
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Since its initial launch as a ridesharing service in 2011, Uber has grown to provide a wide range of services – from self-service bicycles and restaurant deliveries to helicopter tours and Moreover.
Now, Uber is launching a new service, prescription deliveries, designed to help patients get their much-needed medication without having to go to the pharmacy.
“With COVID-19 cases still on the rise in the United States, going to a pharmacy to pick up prescriptions can be difficult for many and nearly impossible for some. Benefit Uber Direct, we’ve integrated with the NimbleRx on-demand prescription delivery platform to help get medicines to those who need them, ”said Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health.
The new service launched Thursday in two US cities – Seattle and Dallas – with plans to expand to more markets in the near future.
Uber Health was first launched in 2018, working closely with healthcare providers across the country to provide essential and non-urgent medical transport.
“Uber Health has created a HIPAA secure platform that is flexible, scalable and cost effective, enabling healthcare organizations to request groceries for patients, caregivers and staff. By improving access to transportation, Uber Health enables everyone – and especially our most underserved, diverse and vulnerable communities – to access the care they need, ”said Trigub.
Uber’s partnership with NimbleRx will help deliver essential medicines to vulnerable populations who might otherwise not be able to go out and collect prescriptions on their own.
“Now more than ever, it’s critical that people get their medications safely and efficiently, and over the past few months we’ve seen a significant increase in the demand for prescription delivery from consumers and pharmacies. retail, ”said Talha Sattar, Founder and CEO. by Agile.
Pharmacies interested in providing prescription deliveries via Uber Health are encouraged to contact via the company’s website.
“Through this partnership with Uber Health, we are able to dramatically increase the availability of on-demand delivery of an essential product like prescriptions, resulting in a further increase in demand in all of the markets in which we are. are already active, ”added Sattar.