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Lyft Extends Partnership With LogistiCare

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   March 12, 2020

The announcement comes about a month and a half after Lyft and LogistiCare announced a partnership with CommonSpirit Health.

Lyft and LogistiCare Solutions, LLC announced a multiyear expansion of a preferred partnership, according to a press release Thursday morning. 

The San Francisco-based ridesharing company has had a nationwide partnership with the technology manager of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) since 2017.

LogistiCare is the largest NEMT client for Lyft, according to the press release.

"As an industry, we’re starting to recognize the impact of transportation on overall health," Megan Callahan, vice president of healthcare at Lyft, said in a statement. "We’re incredibly proud to expand our partnership with LogistiCare and look forward to growing together."

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The announcement comes about a month and a half after Lyft and LogistiCare announced a partnership with CommonSpirit Health.

As part of the agreement, CommonSpirit will be able to use LogistiCare to coordinate patient care through on-demand Lyft rides in its California and Arizona markets. CommonSpirit expects to expand services through Lyft and LogistiCare later in the year.

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The expansion of the LogistiCare partnership is the latest example that ridesharing companies are seeking to establish a long-term presence in the healthcare industry.

Both Lyft and its rival Uber went public last year with explicit plans to make inroads in the healthcare market.

In mid-January, Lyft's rival Uber formed a partnership with Ride Health, a New York-based NEMT services provider, in 30 states where Ride already operates.

Related: Why Health Systems Need Ride-Share Partnerships

Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: Photo credit: JYVASKYLA, FINLAND - JANUARY 4, 2018: Lyft logo on smartphone screen. Lyft is an American company offering transportation services online. Illustrative editorial. - Image / Editorial credit: Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock.com


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