Lyft launches health care transportation program

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Lyft has recently launched Lyft Pass for Healthcare a health care transportation program that will let health care organizations send patients prepaid passes that they can use for rides to doctor’s appointments.

In a statement Lyftf vice president of Healthcare, Megan Callahan said: “We’ve automated an important piece of health access that allows patients to be self-sufficient and in control, while allowing our partners to focus on the services they provide, rather than on administrative processes.”

The program, lets health care organizations or social services agencies create a budget and set approved pickup and drop-off locations. They can share the pass with patients, who can apply it to their ride.

Lyft has already partners with a number of health care organizations to schedule trips for patients, but the new program aims to make it easier for patients to request trips themselves in the app, rather than wait for the health system to schedule them.

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