Harris Teeter Teams Up With Lyft to Provide Access to Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Matthews, N.C. – Harris Teeter announced today their partnership with Lyft Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare subsidiary of rideshare company Lyft, Inc., to provide access to free and discounted rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments. This partnership is part of Lyft’s Vaccine Access Program and Harris Teeter’s continued efforts to vaccinate our communities, specifically those in underserved areas.
“Harris Teeter’s most urgent priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been the health and safety of our shoppers and our valued associates,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are immensely proud of the efforts our pharmacy teams have made to help re-open our communities through vaccination, and we are thrilled to enhance these efforts by partnering with Lyft to provide ride-access to vaccine appointments in many of the areas where we operate stores.”
This partnership will provide access to free and discounted rides to individuals in communities across select Harris Teeter markets in Washington D.C, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Individuals who schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a participating Harris Teeter pharmacy will receive a Lyft ride code with their appointment confirmation. The code will cover about $12 per ride to and from the appointment for both one and two dose vaccines.
“Access to reliable transportation represents a major barrier to care for millions of Americans across the country, especially for vulnerable communities,” said Megan Callahan, Lyft Vice President, Healthcare. “We’re proud to partner with Harris Teeter to address transportation barriers that will support equitable vaccine access for those who need it most.”
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 35,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.
About Lyft Healthcare, Inc.
Lyft Healthcare, Inc. is one of the largest providers of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services across the United States, supporting access to reliable rides for millions of eligible patients who lack transportation. Thousands of healthcare organizations partner with Lyft Healthcare — including nine of the top 10 NEMT managers, nine of the top 10 health systems, the top 10 health plans, large retail pharmacy chains, and key healthcare IT organizations — to reduce costs, improve the patient experience, and expand access to care. Additionally, Lyft is eligible to provide access to transportation for up to 37 million eligible Medicaid beneficiaries across 14 states and the District of Columbia