Uber has partnered with ScriptDrop to expand its prescription delivery service nationwide, according to a blog post posted by the rideshare company on Wednesday, March 24.
This follows Uber Health’s August announcement of its partnership with medical delivery company NimbleRx. This service was launched in Dallas and Seattle to begin with, and it is expected to expand to New York.
Uber’s delivery services have boosted the business as people stay home and embrace the ‘bring it to me’ economy.
“It has become clear that we have extremely valuable coverage between our two core businesses, which is a critical advantage in any recovery scenario,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told analysts during the call for assistance. the company’s second quarter results, PYMNTS reported at the time. “When travel restrictions are lifted, we know mobility trips rebound. If the restrictions persist or need to be reimposed, our delivery business will compensate. “
With ScriptDrop, Uber will now be available as a delivery option for stores, including independent stores, chains, health systems and grocery pharmacies, which have partnered with the medical delivery company. ScriptDrop will integrate Uber into the pharmacy software as the store’s default delivery option, depending on driver availability and store location, the post said.
The delivery schedule will be available at pharmacies in 37 states across the United States, with plans for expansion in the coming months, according to the publication.
The partnership helps pharmacies improve the reach of their services, in addition to expanding transparent and on-demand delivery options for consumers, including “our most vulnerable communities,” the post said.
“The past year has shown us more than ever that pharmacies need more efficient ways to provide patients with the prescriptions they need,” said Amanda Epp, CEO of ScriptDrop. “Being able to combine ScriptDrop’s integrated interface with Uber’s technology means that pharmacies of all sizes will be better equipped to improve prescription compliance and serve the most vulnerable in their communities.”