Uber Health

Uber Health is a service that is offered by Uber to allow Medical Providers to schedule rides for patients and caregivers.  The patients are picked up by regular Uber drivers and do not have to have the Uber app or even a smartphone to utilize this service.  Medical providers can schedule rides on behalf of patients to take place immediately, within a few hours, or up to 30 days in advance for follow-up appointments.  All charges are billed to the doctor

According to the Community Transportation Association of America, every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctors appointments or delay medical care every year because of inadequate transportation, 950,000 of those are children. Missed medical appointments cost the US healthcare system $150 billion each year and the no-show rates are 30%.

Uber Health is a great option for reliable, comfortable transportation so that getting to and from medical appointments is never a barrier to access to care. Ask your Doctor if they provide this service to their patients.