Uber Health - Healthcare Transportation Made Easy

Uber just made healthcare transportation easier with their new service Uber Health. Healthcare organizations and medical professionals can now organize rides for patients, staff, caregivers and more!

FirstQuote Health Staff
Published on
January 30, 2023
Last Updated on
May 16, 2023
Uber Health - Healthcare Transportation Made Easy

Uber Health was founded in 2019 with the mission of making healthcare access more affordable and convenient. With their innovative platform, Uber Health seeks to provide individuals with an easy way to book appointments and obtain treatments at lower costs than traditional health plans. Additionally, their services are available to everyone, regardless of financial means, location or pre-existing conditions. Uber Health's ultimate goal is to make quality healthcare accessible where it is needed most.

Uber Health is designed to be available and accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Those who may benefit the most from Uber Health are those who are living in remote areas or who have limited access to medical care due to insufficient financial resources. Uber Health also offers lower prices on medications and treatments, which makes it particularly beneficial for those with chronic health conditions or pre-existing medical conditions that require frequent, ongoing treatment. Additionally, Uber Health can provide easier access to preventive care services such as wellness visits and screenings, helping to ensure individuals have appropriate preventative measures in place before needing more costly interventions.

What Is Uber Health?

Uber Health is a revolutionary platform that offers an alternative to traditional, expensive healthcare plans by providing access to affordable treatments and preventive care services in remote areas. Uber Health's platform makes it easy for users to book appointments with medical providers, order supplies, track medication intake, and review their treatment results online. Additionally, they offer lower prices on medications and treatments which helps individuals save money while still receiving quality care. Uber Health provides a simple and convenient way of accessing quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost.

How It Works

If you’ve never used Uber before, or any ride-sharing app for that matter, here’s what you need to know..

Passengers with the app request to be picked up from their current location. Using sophisticated GPS technology, nearby Uber drivers will be notified of the request and location of the passenger. After picking up the passenger, and dropping them off safely at their location, the app will allow users to rate each other, and process all payments.

Uber health will work in a similar way. Medical providers will be able to arrange for Uber drivers to pick up passengers who need to get to their appointment. Uber Health won’t just be limited to patients either, staff and caregivers will be able to coordinate rides through the app as well. Rides can be scheduled anywhere from a few hours to 30 days before the ride is needed.

Why Uber Health?

Uber Health was created in response to a growing number of people missing appointments with their medical providers due to transportation issues. Uber’s official website gives the following statistics:

Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to lack of reliable transportation. No-show rates are as high as 30% nationwide.

Uber Health is aiming to bring those staggering numbers down with coordinated healthcare transportation. Allowing healthcare organizations and medical professionals the ability to provide safe, affordable, and reliable transportation for patients is building for a better and healthier future.

Frequently Asked Questions

With any new technology or update to existing technology, there will be some questions. Here are some of the most popular questions people are asking about Uber Health, and hopefully these answers will give you the information you need to get started.

Uber Health’s Healthcare Network

Uber Health currently serves more than 12,000 medical professionals and health care organizations. This includes but is not limited to primary care physicians, family medicine physicians, urgent care centers, hospitals, pharmacies, mental health providers and telehealth services. With the help of Uber Health’s platform and technology, these medical professionals are able to efficiently manage their practice from virtually anywhere. By connecting with Uber Health’s network of trusted healthcare providers and eliminating unnecessary paperwork, healthcare providers can focus on what matters most – providing quality patient care.

Where is Uber Health Available?

Uber Health is currently available in the United States everywhere that Uber is available. With an Uber Health account, you can request or schedule a ride 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To ensure quality care, only trained healthcare professionals are allowed access to the Uber Health platform. Currently, there are over 12,000 providers registered with Uber Health, making it possible for individuals to find a provider near them in a matter of minutes. With continued expansion of services and new partnerships, Uber Health believes that everyone deserves easy access to healthcare wherever they may be located.

Can You Use Uber Health If You Don’t Have Uber Or A Smartphone?

Yes, you can. Uber Health will organize rides through text messaging, so even without the app, you can still access Uber Health. For those without a smartphone, or even texting, Uber Health will also offer calls to cell phones or landlines to set up transportation.

How Does Billing Work?

According to the statement released by Uber Health, billing and reporting features will be available through the app. It should be just as simple as the current system where billing and payments can be processed with just the click of the button.

Will Medical Records And History Be Safe?

Uber Health plans to be HIPAA compliant, meaning your medical records, and really any medical information will be kept safe according to HIPAA standards. In fact, according to Uber Health’s statement, they worked with Clearwater Compliance, an industry leader in health compliance.

How Much Does Uber Health Cost?

Uber Health utilizes a pay-as-you-go model, meaning there is no subscription fee or long-term commitment. Depending on the services provided, users may be charged a flat rate per appointment, or per medication purchased. Prices are typically lower than traditional health plans and vary depending on the provider and individual costs of care. Patients must pay for their treatments at the time of an appointment and electronically sign all necessary consent forms prior to receiving care. All payments are securely processed by Uber Health’s payment system, so individuals can rest assured knowing their information is safe.

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