You’re coughing, sneezing and the absolute last thing you want to do is get in your car and drive to the doctor. Well, now you don’t have to. Uber Health will offer free rides to doctor’s appointments. Oh, and you don’t have to pay for that much-needed, incredibly welcome ride. So how does this genius idea work? Check out the need-to-know details on this sick-visit service.

Let’s start…um, from the beginning? Instead of whipping out your smartphone and hailing yourself an Uber, the doctor’s office does the work for you. Yeah, yeah, pressing a few buttons isn’t exactly taxing. But when you’re sick, every little convenience counts. And this one provides a major bonus.


Along with sick patient rides, Uber Health also gives patients rides to other types of appointments. With over 100 providers already using the service, Uber is partnering with healthcare clinics, rehab centers, home care centers, senior care facilities, hospitals and even physical therapy centers.

Not only can medical providers set-up almost immediate rides (within hours of the call), but they can also schedule them for up to 30 days ahead of time. Heck, you don’t even need a smartphone, an app or really anything else to use Uber Health.

Your doctor, hospital or other medical provider doesn’t just arrange for your ride. Nope, that’s not all. They also pay for it — via a monthly subscription service. Uber then bills the medical provider, depending on the number of rides they give.

Would you use Uber Health? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

—Erica Loop



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