Collective Health Partners With Uber Health
Collective Health, the San Mateo-based healthcare platform, recently announced it is a launch partner with Uber Health. The company is piloting the integration of Uber Health’s services into The Collective Health Platform, enabling the company to easily book Uber rides for members and ensure dependable transportation for healthcare services.
Collective Health is initially running the pilot focused on members with complex needs. These members, who work with Collective Health’s team of member advocates and social workers, will now also have Uber rides to clinic appointments available as a resource.
“Our goal has always been to make healthcare more accessible, helping people get the right treatment at the right time. This is especially critical for people who are navigating more complex health issues. We’re constantly experimenting with how we can improve health outcomes, and I’m excited to see how seamless access to transportation services via Uber Health can further optimize care. No one – especially those with chronic conditions – should miss an appointment for lack of transportation” – cofounder and Chief Health Officer of Collective Health, Dr. Rajaie Batniji.
A recent study by Collective Health and a third party actuary firm found that members who were more engaged with their health plans practiced better care utilization, thus reducing unnecessary care and saving costs. This included a 5% reduction in emergency room visits, accompanied by a 4% increase in urgent care visits.
Refresher: Collective Health has raised $235M since its inception in 2013 and has over 120K members across US using its platform to understand, navigate, and pay for healthcare.
Btw, this too is Collective Health:
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The program will initially launch with partners in the categories identified to have the most impact on benefits plans, including virtual primary care, telemedicine, behavioral health, cancer, diabetes, musculoskeletal/digital physical therapy, and family building, but will expand into other categories over time.