Practo, Asia’s largest healthcare booking platform, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-hailing technology platform, have announced a global partnership that will make it easier for consumers to reach doctors.
Starting November, Practo users across Singapore, India, Indonesia and Philippines who book an appointment on Practo’s award-winning app will be able to see the closest Uber available when they get a reminder alert for their appointments. Users can then click the reminder notification and complete the booking process. New users who book their first appointment on the Practo app can use the promotion code UBERPRACTOSG to avail of two free rides (up to SGD20 per ride) with Uber. This offer is valid until December 31, 2015.
In addition to viewing the estimated fare and how long it will take for an Uber to arrive, the driver’s app will be pre-filled with the final destination’s address at the very beginning of the trip. On requesting an Uber, the user’s final destination will be auto-filled on the driver’s app once the trip starts, making the entire experience seamless. The next phase of integration will involve notifying the user to request for an Uber an hour prior to the appointment.
The partnership covers four markets – India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore and will soon expand to cover more countries as Practo and Uber continue their global expansion at a rapid pace.
“We work relentlessly towards providing a simplified healthcare experience that reduces consumer stress and anxiety at every level. We realised that transportation issues often bring additional stress to a doctor’s visit – having to drive through traffic then hunt for parking – all while you or your loved one sits in the car, feeling ill, which is a terrible experience. There are many patients who may not be able to drive themselves to a doctor at all. Our goal with this partnership is to completely remove this anxiety by integrating with Uber’s incredible experience and bringing that to our consumers,” said Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo.
“At Uber, our mission is to bring safe, convenient and reliable rides at the push of a button to everyone, everywhere. We are delighted to partner with Practo to provide people with convenient access to quality healthcare services. The technology integration through this partnership reflects our common commitment to create seamless experience for all our users,” said Mike Brown, Regional General Manager, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.