On Demand Economy Drives a New Model for Consumer-friendly Health Services
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, and GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation’s fastest growing urgent care companies, have announced a new partnership with Uber, the world’s premier ride sharing company. Through the partnership, Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care will provide seamless access to health and wellness services to people who drive with Uber and their families. The program launches today in all Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers in San Francisco and will go-live shortly in additional GoHealth Urgent Care markets, including New York and Portland, Oregon, as well as other Dignity Health locations.
“We are excited to partner with Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care to connect Bay Area drivers and their families to convenient, affordable health and wellness options that fit around their lives – and not the other way around,” said Wayne Ting, Uber’s Bay Area General Manager.
At the outset, drivers with Uber and their families will have access to $0 out-of- pocket flu shots for a limited time at Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers throughout San Francisco, as well as a series of health education and wellness classes designed to meet their unique needs.
“We are thrilled to offer our effortless patient experience to drivers with Uber and their families,” said Todd Latz, Chief Executive Officer of GoHealth Urgent Care. “We believe that the on-demand economy calls for more on-demand services in healthcare. Our simple online check-in feature will give drivers even more control – they can “wait” before they arrive and be at the front of the line when they do. Our extended hours and broad network of centers – four in the Bay Area today, seven by the end of the year and many more to come in 2017 – make care easier to access, and will ensure that drivers with Uber and their families can avoid unnecessary and costly visits to the emergency room.”
“With today’s technology, healthcare providers have the opportunity to listen to consumers in real time and deliver personalized health and wellness services,” said Rich Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer at Dignity Health. “We’re excited to serve drivers with Uber and their families and believe this breakthrough partnership is an important step toward making care delivery more convenient and increasingly accessible to everyone.”