COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - More than 30 UCHealth locations will now offer patients and visitors a discount on their rides from Uber thanks to a partnership between UCHealth and Uber Health to improve the medical care experience by providing patients who cannot drive themselves a more convenient way to travel to and from appointments.
Additionally, UCHealth patients, visitors, and employees are now eligible for a 30 percent discount for any trip to or from participating UCHealth facilities, up to $5 off each trip using the code UCHEALTH30. According to officials, all of UCHealth's Front Range hospitals and most outpatient medical centers are available for the discounted rides.
A recent study found missed or open appointments cost the healthcare industry up to $150 billion each year. The partnership aims to reduce the number of missed appointments, helping to improve the efficiency of patient care.
The broad rollout of the partnership comes after a lengthy pilot project launched last year, which tested the service with patients and added information within the Uber website and UCHealth's patient portal to ensure accessing the service was as streamlined as possible.