Lyft program can help you get to doctor’s visits

Posted on Nov 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Access to transportation isn’t a given for millions of people, even when it comes to something as critical as getting to a doctor’s office. In fact, the American Hospital Association says 3.6 million people in the United States miss medical appointments each year because of a lack of consistent access to transportation.

Recognizing this as a barrier to getting proper care, Florida Blue is ready to give members a lift. 

Access to transportation isn’t a given for millions of people, even when it comes to something as critical as getting to a doctor’s office. In fact, the American Hospital Association says 3.6 million people in the United States miss medical appointments each year because of a lack of consistent access to transportation.

Recognizing this as a barrier to getting proper care, Florida Blue is ready to give members a lift. Starting in early 2020, if you are 18 or older with an individual Affordable Care Act plan, you can receive a Lyft code for a round-trip ride (valued at up to $50) to see your doctor.

These rides will be critical to many people. Missing appointments for them is far beyond a one-time scheduling inconvenience. It is a driving factor in a disruptive pattern of getting timely care. That pattern can cause routine medical issues to develop into chronic conditions, which typically leads to more expensive care for people and a decline in their quality of life.

The Lyft program will help you maintain your continuity of care, which helps you stay healthier.

Our commitment to help members get to their doctor’s appointments is part of our Community of Care philosophy, which surrounds you with what you need to live a healthier and happier life.

You must download Lyft’s app on your mobile device and create an account through which you can schedule the trip. The Lyft codes for the pilot program can be used 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Because you can also request a Lyft code through our Better You Strides program, you will be able to see the many rewards available there.

These rides will be critical to many people. Missing appointments for them is far beyond a one-time scheduling inconvenience. It is a driving factor in a disruptive pattern of getting timely care. That pattern can cause routine medical issues to develop into chronic conditions, which typically leads to more expensive care for people and a decline in their quality of life.

The Lyft program will help you maintain your continuity of care, which helps you stay healthier.

Our commitment to help members get to their doctor’s appointments is part of our Community of Care philosophy, which surrounds you with what you need to live a healthier and happier life.

You must download Lyft’s app on your mobile device and create an account through which you can schedule the trip. The Lyft codes for the pilot program can be used 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Because you can also request a Lyft code through our Better You Strides program, you will be able to see the many rewards available there.


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