Uber Health is a similar service to Lyft Concierge that focuses on health care partnerships to reduce transportation hurdles for patients.
Lyft doubles down on helping patients get rides to the doctor
By Sara Ashley O’Brien @saraashleyo March 5, 2018: 5:35 PM ET
Lyft, like Uber, wants to help patients get to and from the doctor. On Monday, Lyft announced that it has set a goal to cut the so-called health care transportation gap in half by 2020. Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss medical appointments because they don’t have transportation. Missed appointments cost the health care system more than $150 billion a year. Through Lyft Concierge, a special digital platform Lyft launched in 2016, businesses can schedule rides for individuals. The platform pushes an SMS alert to passengers about the scheduled ride and the business provider typically covers the cost. Lyft said it counts thousands of health care companies among its partners, including Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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