As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the world, Lyft is taking steps to encourage drivers to stay healthy. Drivers for the rideshare company are now eligible for free and virtual health resources.
According to a blog post from Lyft, the virtual resources, which include COVID-19 testing and doctor visits, are available through One Medical’s virtual care platform. Drivers can access One Medical’s Essential Workers program for free for a 30-day trial membership.
One Medical is a national tech-powered primary care practice that typically operates as a membership-only program. With complementary care, Lyft drivers can access on-demand digital COVID-19 screenings, on-demand video visits, secure provider messaging, and more virtual health resources no matter the time or day of the week.
To sign up for the 30-day free trial, Lyft drivers can email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a team member will respond to walk them through getting enrolled in the complimentary membership. Once a driver is registered, they’ll have access to all the virtual care services. If a provider recommends an essential worker gets a COVID-19 test, they’ll be prioritized in the testing schedule.
If a driver needs a COVID-19 test, One Medical has opened up testing sites in every major metropolitan market with a One Medical presence. Currently, testing is available to Lyft drivers in Chicago, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle. There are plans to expand to the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix, and Washington D.C.
As a result of this partnership with One Medical, Lyft is providing test site employees with access to transportation through the LyftUp Critical Workforce program. This program provides essential employees with free transportation to get them to and from work.
In response to the partnership with One Medical, Angie Westbrock, Vice President of Global Operations and the co-head of Lyft’s COVID-19 Task Force, had this to say: “We are excited to partner with One Medical to help provide drivers with access to virtual care and COVID-19 screening. We are committed to increasing transportation access for those who need it most, including the One Medical team members and those on the frontlines of this crisis.”
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