Souce: Portland Business Journal

By Elizabeth Hayes

November 15, 2016

 

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are partnering with Uber to bring health care services to the thousands of Portland residents who are drivers for the ridesharing company.

“What we love about Portland is what a sophisticated health care market it is,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care, based in Atlanta. “One of the areas we identified as we looked at the market is the on-demand economy, gig workers who hadn’t had as much access to services.”

Among the services available to drivers and their families are free flu shots, sports physicals and wellness classes.

Latz said GoHealth streamlined the online check-in system for drivers. Those who buy insurance on their own through the health exchange can use those benefits. Those who are uninsured will enjoy special pricing, Latz said.

Legacy-GoHealth has grown to 18 urgent care centers around Portland.

This is the third health care partnership for Uber, which entered into similar agreements with Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in San Francisco and Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in New York.