Expansion of Uber-type delivery service announced by MedAdvisor
MedAdvisor has announced the launch of the second phase of its pharmacy ‘Uber’ delivery service in Brisbane.
The service., which kicks off in Brisbane’s inner metropolitan region helps “deliver much-needed medications to patients during the COVID-19 crisis”.
From Tuesday 7th April, phase 2 of the delivery service will enable pharmacies to offer same-day delivery by leveraging MedAdvisor’s third party delivery provider, Kings Transport, to fulfill delivery requests, the company says.
Through the partnership, MedAdvisor will provide same day delivery for orders placed before noon from Monday to Friday and patients will have live tracking access of their medication delivery.
Robert Read, MedAdvisor CEO, says: “Fast-tracking the launch of MedAdvisor’s medication home delivery service is necessary to provide access to critical medications to patients who are at home, relieve pressure on pharmacists, and protect patients from unnecessary exposure.”
MedAdvisor has discounted the cost for each delivery through Kings (up to a 5km radius from the pharmacy) to $7.77 during the COVID-19 crisis.
Pharmacies can claim this full amount as part of the COVID-19 package announced last month so it therefore costs the pharmacy nothing to deliver to an eligible patient, once monthly.
The Brisbane roll-out will be followed by one in Melbourne on the 20th of April, and Sydney on the 27th of April.